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Study Music at Brunel… the video(s)

Discover more about studying music at Brunel University London. Members of the music teaching staff describe our four undergraduate music programmes:


BA Music  BMus Sonic Arts BMus Composition BMus Performance

CCMP presents: Distractfold Ensemble in Brunel composer workshop

df reading session


Distractfold ensemble reads new pieces for string trio by postgraduate composition students at Brunel University.

Works by Adam Bell, Oliver Brignall, Matthew London, and Paul McGuire will be workshopped…

Wednesday 9 April, 11:00–14:00 Room AA109, Antonin Artaud Building Brunel University, UB8 3PH free event – all welcome


VinyLive – Get your tickets now!


It’s coming. The event to end all events… While attendance is free, you do need to reserve a ticket to get in to see the show. To reserve yours, click the photo and follow the link. Quick and easy…


VinyLive… Coming Soon!


Not Entirely Working — The Musical


This is the first production to come out of the BA Theatre musical theatre module sequence and is an adaptation of Stephen Schwartz’s Working (1977).  Based on Studs Terkel’s best-selling collection of sociological interviews, Working features songs by various composers including James Taylor, Mary Rodgers, Craig Carnelia, and Micki Grant.  The show explores identities that emerge under certain working conditions and is just over one hour.

Time: Thursday, 16 January, 7.00 PM 

Venue: Antonin Artaud 001

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.
CCMP 14 Oct
Brunel University CCMP and the Institute of Musical Research, University of London

Nicholas Attfield @ Brunel

ATTFIELD profile picA 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 with Franck Vigroux in Art Zoyd Studios

Screen Shot 2013-09-30 at 15.33.53FVCarl 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, Sonic Lab BE

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).


Last Words of Summer inégales with Benjamin Zephaniah

IMG_0358_LClub 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.

Club inégales

Thursday, July 25th

Bar at 7 – Music at 8 

Frank Griffith Brunel Jazzbridge @ ST JOHNS CHURCH IN HILLINGDON


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-
07972 618584

Christopher Fox, Trio Scordatura @ EDITION EIGHT Handmade Homegrown






HH8Theater 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”…

Paul Robinson, ‘ORNITHOLOGIES’ Live @ The Forge Camden

Paul-filteredBusnoys + Paul Robinson at The Forge Camden

Two new audiovisual compositions by Paul Robinson for live player against a projected  backdrop…

+ Busnoys to play!

21 April 2013 here at 7:30pm

Forge Flyer PR

Forge Flyer PR 2

THMOTES or Something Walshe this way comes…

Screen Shot 2013-03-26 at 11.36.30Jennifer Walshe has started a new project and she is inviting you to partake in this one-of-a-kind experience…

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,
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.

Artaud Forum 3 this weekend, Brunel University!

Theatre and Resonant Politics

International Conference-Workshop on Theatre Praxis

Saturday, March 23 – Sunday, March 24, 2013 Antonin Artaud Performance Centre

Through the lens of corporeal/bodily resonance this symposium-workshop opens up questions of performance training, spectatorship and affect. The event features practical workshops, performances, paper panels, roundtable discussions, and keynote presentations. It brings together international theatre, dance, performance and sound artists, musicians, digital artists, theorists and researchers engaged in creative practices that reflect on major innovative performance traditions of the past century and their impact on current performance knowledge & physical techniques.

Curated and organised by Johannes Birringer and Broderick Chow. More info and participation information here -> Artaud Forum 3.