Sarah Nicolls Inside Outside: a new album

Sarah-N-0-294x300Sarah Nicolls has just finished a new album of piano sounds (inside and outside) and electronic processing. The album, We’re Inside and Outside, is produced by Leafcutter John and contains all orignal material by Nicolls.

We’re Inside and Outside will be available to buy as a limited edition of 88: a USB-stick embedded into a piano key from the first Inside-Out Piano. As the actual keys used to create around half of the tracks, you are buying a fundamental, tactile connection to the music you’ll be listening to. The album will be launched on Sat 28 November, 2015 at North Wall in Oxford, after the first night (and every night) of the Moments of Weightlessness tour.

Music At Brunel Presents David Prior: Ringing the Changes

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The world according to Bob


A Bob Gilmore Festival! Kickstarted.

Originally posted on The Rambler:

When Bob Gilmore died at the start of this year, the world of new music lost a major figure, a crucial supporter, enabler and friend to many within the scenes in Ireland, the UK and the Netherlands. For myself, I admired him especially for his writing, a model of clarity, lucidity and acuity that we would all do well to emulate. But such was Bob’s polymathery that everyone could find something different to admire, whether it was as a teacher, a musicologist, a performer, an editor or just an infectious enthusiast with an endlessly searching pair of ears.

To celebrate Bob’s life, his partner, the violist Elisabeth Smalt, has put together a two day festival of Bob-related concerts and talks to take place in London on 1st and 2nd of March next year. There will be talks around Bob’s work and legacy, as well as some of the musical topics that particularly interested him; and a series…

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Carl Faia Ripples in Dijon


After a long period of gestation and finding the right place and the right time, ondist Nadia Ratsimandresy will premier Wave Studies: Ripples by Carl Faia this weekend at the Ici l’onde Festival of New Music produced by Why Note at le Consortium in Dijon, France then Chalon-sur-Saône and Montbéliard in 2016. The new work started out as a commission for ondes Martenot and electronics by Art Zoyd Studios and Ratsimandresy  in 2012. They first collaborated on a new version for onde of Stockhausen’s Solo that will also be on the program.