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CCMP/IMR present Christopher Fox: What we hear and what we understand: some thoughts about listening and literacy
Christopher Fox discusses his recent work, including his chamber opera, Widerstehen, at the first CCMP/IMR seminar of the year. All are welcome.
Brunel University CCMP and the Institute of Musical Research, University of London
A warm welcome to Nicholas Attfield now teaching in the Music BA: Musicology I and II; Modernism and Postmodernism; Music and Perception; Musical Borrowing; Materials of Music. He comes from Worcester College and Christ Church, Oxford (2010-11, 2012-13), and a Teaching Fellowship in Music at Edinburgh University (2011-12). Specialities include: Music, culture, and politics in Germany and Austria, 1870-1945; late nineteenth-century opera; and… American alternative rock in the 1980s.
By clicking the Opera Quarterly link below, you’ll find an abstract (or the whole article if you’re logged in) of his: A Study on Hysteria: Reinterpreting the Heroine of Debussy’s Pelléas et Mélisande.
Carl Faia in Art Zoyd Studios collaborating with Franck Vigroux on a new spatialising instrument… Something with video (by Fabien Zocco) and sound, in performance, an installation… examples coming soon…
Carl Faia will be taking part in the City Sonic 2013 Sonic Lab in Mons, Belgium (September 7-21) in works he collaborated on at Art Zoyd Studios with premiers of Claire Payment‘s Haptique II (sound installation), Laurent Mariusse‘s Gangaku (percussion/karate, Kinect, sensors and live electronics), and A.lter S.essio’s EXTension (-) (dance, live video and electronics).
Club inégales will close the Summer Season with Benjamin Zephaniah. One of Britain’s most distinctive and loved poets, his mission has always been to take poetry everywhere, poetry that is political, musical, radical, and relevant.
For us, it will be a joy and a privilege to work with him on the performance this week. Devising grooves, voicings, and textures for his poems – and, as ever, leaving room for improvisation in set 3.
The Brunel Jazzbridge directed by Frank Griffith, a 12 piece big band will feature some guest artists. They will be joined by The Hillingdon Jazz Orchestra, under the direction of Luke Pinkstone. This will include the UK premier Frank’s piece “Kuala Kuala” which was commissioned for the 2012 AMIS Jazz Festival in Malaysia.
St Johns Church
Royal Lane and Uxbridge Road
For tickets and other enquiries-
HH8 – Theater Dakota, Zuidlarenstraat 57, 2545 VP Den Haag, Netherlands
18 April 20.15
with Trio Scordatura, pioneers of microtonal music. They will play works by Anton Lukoszevieze and Christopher Fox + more…
Bob Gilmore of Trio Scordatura in conversation with himself
BG What does “scordatura” mean?
BG Eh, well, I believe it means “detuning” in Italian, although I keep hoping some kindly native speaker might suggest a more positive-sounding translation to me some day. In music, scordatura means tuning your open strings to different notes than normal, so in our case that applies both literally (in the case of the viola) and metaphorically (in the case of the keyboard and voice).
BG Does that mean you play out of tune?
Click the photo above for the entire “dialogue”…
Two new audiovisual compositions by Paul Robinson for live player against a projected backdrop…
+ Busnoys to play!
21 April 2013 here at 7:30pm
Details and links below
O, Voyagers! The Milker Corporation invites you to take part in THMOTES, a text score initiative.
A few times a week we will transmit a new text score to you via Snapchat. The score will exist on your phone for only a few seconds before vanishing into the ether, never to be seen again. The results of that brief interaction are in your kind and capable hands/brain. And yes, we welcome all passengers on this ship, be they quiet, noisy or just here to observe.
Simply follow these simple steps:
1. Download and install the Snapchat app on your phone – it’s FREE from App stores, www.snapchat.com
2. Go to “My Friends”
3. Click the “+” sign
4. Search for username “milker_corp” and click “Add”
5. Enjoy a rum or possibly some herbal tea
Your username and contact information will never be shared with anyone. The only communications you will receive from Milker Corporation will be the fleeting, evaporating text scores. If you no longer wish to receive scores, simply remove milker_corp from your friends list on Snapchat and move through your life with our best wishes.
Feel free to enlist any further voyagers who may be interested!
THMOTES is a product of the Milker Corporation Dept. of Text Scores,Thought Experiment & Mind Events.
We know there will be a week left after Easter, but this is, officially, the last organized concert of the term (thanks Sarah Kingdom!)… Poster and details below. There is still (a little) space left in the program if you feel like showing off. Wednesday 20th March 6pm, Artaud Hall (001)… See/hear you there!
Save your Saturday! Sarah Kingdom has organized a piano binge day including the one and only Bowed Piano Ensemble on tour from the US and Brunel associated ensemble Piano Circus in a Piano Extravaganza. Workshops and student performances are also on the bill (interested parties may contact Sarah for a possible performance slot).
Saturday, 16 March from 2pm until 7pm Artaud Building in the big hall
Wednesday 6th March 7pm AA001
ARTS@ARTAUD night – an eclectic blend of music, writing, drama, and film composed/produced by students, recent graduates and carefully selected staff : ) in the school.
Come along and see what everyone has been up to.
Entry £1 with free entry if you bring someone from another School who hasn’t been before.