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MTI presents: Garth Paine

Wednesday June 28th 2017, 7pm, PACE

https://www.facebook.com/events/661518280717565/

A very special concert by electroacoustic composer and former MTI member Garth Paine, currently professor of Digital Sound and Interactive Media at the School of Arts Media and Engineering and Digital Culture program at Arizona State University.

http://www.activatedspace.com/

PACE building, Richmond Street, Leicester UK, LE2 7BQ
Start time 7pm
Free entry

 

Past Events

MTI presents: Postgraduate Concert

Wednesday June 14th 2017, 7pm, PACE

https://www.facebook.com/events/1972710519623628/

A concert of works and performances by some of MTI's many fine postgraduate students, including a fond farewell performance from our most recent doctor...

Works, performances & installations by Steve Jones, Louise Rossiter, Virginie Viel, & Visa Kuoppala

PACE building, Richmond Street, Leicester UK, LE2 7BQ
Start time 7pm
Free entry

 

MTI presents: Terra

Wednesday June 14th 2017, 4:30pm, Trinity Chapel

https://www.facebook.com/events/1387629514635755/

World première. Composed in 2016, Terra is a concert for cello solo by Emanuel Dimas de Melo Pimenta, dedicated to the great cellist Audrey Riley. The composition, in three movements, is based on deep ocean topographic design and on sounds from the centre of planet Earth. It is a look at our small spaceship Earth, which should be performed everywhere.

More information at http://www.emanuelpimenta.net/terra/

DMU Trinity Chapel
Start time 4:30pm
Free entry

 

MTI presents: The New York School - Brown, Feldman, Wolff

Monday June 5th 2017, 7pm, PACE

https://www.facebook.com/events/218894531940755/

Audrey Riley, cello
James Woodrow, guitar
Andrew Zolinsky, piano
Gregory Warren Wilson, violin
Sally Doughty, dance
Craig Vear, sound processing

Earle Brown, a major force in contemporary music and a leading composer of the American avant-garde since the 1950s, was associated with the experimental composers John Cage, Morton Feldman, and Christian Wolff who, with Brown, came to be known as the New York School.

MTI research student and cellist Audrey Riley is investigating the performance practices of the musicians and composers of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company. In February this year, together with colleague James Woodrow (guitar), a performance was given in Trinity Chapel at DMU of extracts from works by composers of the New York School, associated with the MCDC: Earle Brown, Christian Wolff and Morton Feldman. Audrey has gained funding from the Earle Brown Music Foundation to now present this full concert of these works.

James Woodrow is a member of the Gavin Bryars Ensemble, guitarist for the BBC Symphony Orchestra, and the Richard Alston Dance Company. They are joined by pianist Andrew Zolinsky, professor of piano at the Royal College of Music, and violinist Gregory Warren Wilson, violinist with the contemporary Rambert Dance Company.

Programme:
Christian Wolff: Micro Exercises (2006)
Morton Feldman: Intersection IV (1953)
Christian Wolff: Moving Spaces (2002)
Morton Feldman: Durations (1961)
Earle Brown: From Folio and Four Systems (1952-1954)

Many thanks to the Earle Brown Music Foundation for their generous support of this project.

PACE building, Richmond Street, Leicester UK, LE2 7BQ
Start time 7pm
Free entry

 

MTI presents: TRIONYS

Wednesday May 3rd 2017, 7pm, PACE

https://www.facebook.com/events/667833140090912/

For our last concert of our main 2016-17 concert series, MTI is very excited to present a concert by German instrumental/electroacoustic/experimental group TRIONYS.

Doubly excited, in fact, as the concert will include MTI Professor of Composition John Young's newest work, 'Spectral Domains', for piano, violin, percussion & electroacoustics!! Not to be missed!

Exuberantly experimental, TRIONYS break the boundaries between experimental rock, jazz and the avant-garde in a restless pursuit of new music.

Rainer Bürck, keyboards & electronics
Günter Marx, violin & electronics
Martin Bürck, gongs, percussion & electronics

PROGRAMME:
John Young: Spectral Domains (piano, violin, percussion & electroacoustics)
Günter Marx: Ingviosyn (violin & electroacoustics)
Rainer Bürck: Alleluja (acousmatic)
Rainer Bürck: STRINGendo (violin & electroacoustics)
TRIONYS: Protuberanzen (piano, violin, percussion & electroacoustics)

http://www.trionys.de/

PACE building, Richmond Street, Leicester UK, LE2 7BQ
Start time 7pm
Free entry

 

MTI presents: Michal Rataj

Wednesday April 5th 2017, 7pm, PACE

https://www.facebook.com/events/712879445539008/

MTI is proud to present a concert by Czech composer Michal Rataj, of the Academy of Performing Arts, Prague!

The concert will feature recent works for tape, live electronics, piano, & objects.

www.michalrataj.com
www.radioart.cz

PACE building, Richmond Street, Leicester UK, LE2 7BQ
Start time 7pm
Free entry

 

MTI presents: MTI goes EMC2

Friday March 24th 2017, 7:30pm, PACE

https://www.facebook.com/events/248265192301358/

MTI is proud to participate in the EMC2 Festival & Conference: 'Remember the Experimental Music Catalogue', with this very special MTI concert. MTI staff, students, colleagues and friends, past and present, will explore some of the many connections and relationships we have developed and enjoyed with experimental music over the years.

Works and/or performances by Leigh Landy, John Richards, James Andean, Neal Spowage, Thomas Iliffe, Audrey Riley, Visa Kuoppala, Chris Hobbs, Sam Topley, Simon Emmerson, Rick Nance, & more!

PACE building, Richmond Street, Leicester UK, LE2 7BQ
Start time 7:30pm
EMC2 Festival & Conference - more info:
http://www.coma.org/whats-on/events/emc²/

 

MTI presents: Postgraduate Concert

Wednesday March 22nd 2017, 7pm, PACE

https://www.facebook.com/events/1806007003054159/

A concert of works and performances by some of MTI's many fine postgraduate students, including:

Maya Verlaak
Audrey Riley
Si Waite
Jim Frize
Susanne Grunewald


PACE building, Richmond Street, Leicester UK, LE2 7BQ
Start time 7pm
Free entry

 

MTI presents: Experimental Turntablism (J. Kelly & R. Curgenven)

Wednesday March 15th 2017, 7:30pm, Sue Townsend Theatre, 16 Upper Brown Street, Leicester

https://www.facebook.com/events/1280806475346079/

This project represents an exploration and discovery of sonic spaces with the bass clarinet center stage. Each piece takes its own shape and occupies a unique place in sonic space. Engage personally and emotionally in its sounds, but also understand the objective acoustic nature of each work. The sole aim is to create a point of departure, in order to provide and generate dialogue, discussion, and a way forward towards refinement and reinvention.MVG presents works from her latest program ‘SS:ARs’ in which composers from NOVARS, the electroacoustic music department at the University of Manchester, bring you the cutting edge of research in the creation of electroacoustic sounds and music.

Music by Haruka Hirayama, Julián Ávila, Richard Scott, Falk Morawitz, Rosalía Soria, and Ricardo Climent

Sue Townsend Theatre16 Upper Brown Street, LE1 5 Leicester
Start time 7:30pm
Free entry

 

MTI presents: Thieke/Marino duo

Thursday March 16th 2017, 7pm, PACE

https://www.facebook.com/events/1903677706555619/

Michael Thieke – clarinets
Luigi Marino – zarb, bowed cymbals, objects

The duo Thieke/Marino is an improv group that started in Berlin in 2016. Drawing from a reductionist aesthetic, the dialogue between the two musicians develops from the most unusual and hidden details of sound. Metal resonances and air columns set in vibration inside a clarinet, sounds barely audible emerge from the background to take a predominant role, gradually showing all their potential and unexpected paths to convey intuitive decision making.

http://www.michael-thieke.de/e/biographie.htm
http://www.luigimarino.net/about.html

PACE building, Richmond Street, Leicester UK, LE2 7BQ
Start time 7pm
Free entry

 

MTI presents: Sonic Spaces - Mantis & MVG

Wednesday March 8th 2017, 7pm, PACE

https://www.facebook.com/events/487455868309692/

This project represents an exploration and discovery of sonic spaces with the bass clarinet center stage. Each piece takes its own shape and occupies a unique place in sonic space. Engage personally and emotionally in its sounds, but also understand the objective acoustic nature of each work. The sole aim is to create a point of departure, in order to provide and generate dialogue, discussion, and a way forward towards refinement and reinvention.MVG presents works from her latest program ‘SS:ARs’ in which composers from NOVARS, the electroacoustic music department at the University of Manchester, bring you the cutting edge of research in the creation of electroacoustic sounds and music.

Music by Haruka Hirayama, Julián Ávila, Richard Scott, Falk Morawitz, Rosalía Soria, and Ricardo Climent

PACE building, Richmond Street, Leicester UK, LE2 7BQ
Start time 7pm
Free entry

 

Visible Bits, Audible Bytes 2017

Friday March 3rd 2017, 6pm
Phoenix, 4 Midland Street, Leicester

http://www.phoenix.org.uk/event/visible-bits-audible-bytes-17/

The eighth annual Visible Bits, Audible Bytes brings stunning, genre-breaking audiovisual art to Phoenix. Stimulate the eye and the ear with fusions of new and old technologies that redefine the potentials of contemporary audiovisual art. 

This year¹s event will include works by guest artist Bob Coburn (University of the Pacific, California), whose audiovisual productions reflect his passion for Japanese traditional music and arts. The programme will also feature works by Miriam Boucher (Canada), Line Katcho (France), Diego Capoccitti (Italy), Matthew Schoen (Canada/Holland), Raven Kwok/Karma Fields (China/USA), and Bret Battey (USA/UK).

Presented by DMU’s Music, Technology and Innovation Research Centre.

 

MTI presents: MOBILISE! 

Tuesday & Wednesday February 28th/March 1st 2017

https://www.facebook.com/events/1795492740703351/

MOBILISE explores the emergent field of mobile music making and new sound practice. The free event sees an incredible line-up of the world’s mobile music masters descending on De Montfort University’s Music, Technology and Innovation Research Centre for two days of workshops, hands-on programming, talks and performances.


MOBILISE Hackathon Tuesday 28 February, 10 am – 4pm
A workshop for the CoSiMa web audio application with IRCAM's Norbert Schnell and Benjamin Matuszewski. Participants will design and program a simple performance mobile app using the Soundworks framework. IRCAM (Institute for Research and Coordination in Acoustics/Music), Paris, is one of the world’s most leading centres for electronic music, and this will be the first time their delegates have ever performed outside of London.No programming experience required, just a curiosity to be part of a collective Smartphone experience.

MOBILISE Conference Wednesday 1 March, 10 am – 5pm 
Discussions, presentations, demos featuring artists, developers and researchers exploring music, mobility and new sonic arts practice.Norbert Schnell (Ircam, FR) Mobiles, participation and music performance.Peter Sinclair/Elena Biserna (Locus Sonus, FR) Exploring, moving and mixing sound environments.Frauke Behrendt (University of Brighton, UK) Sound, mobility and the Internet of Things. Jakob Haq (SWE) Q&A with YouTube vlogger and mobile musician HaQ AttaQ.Aneek Thapar (Ninja Tune, UK) Developing the Ninja Jamm app, workflow issues + some cool tips and tricks.


MOBILISE Performance Wednesday 1 March, 7pm – 9pm
Evening concert with IRCAM, DMU post-grad and MTI /MTIP students.

 

MTI presents: Audrey Riley with James Woodrow - Performance/talk: Work In Progress 

Wednesday February 15th 2017

***NOTE early start time, 4pm, and venue: Trinity House Chapel***

https://www.facebook.com/events/149022295602960/

A lecture/performance by cellist Audrey Riley and guitarist James Woodrow. Works of experimental music from the New York School: Earle Brown, Morton Feldman and Christian Wolff


Trinity House Chapel, The Newarke, Leicester, LE2 7BY
Start time 4pm
Free entry

 

MTI presents: Vibez Project 

Wednesday February 1st 2017, 7pm PACE

https://www.facebook.com/events/719794218185246/

A very special concert, featuring outstanding percussionist Simon Limbrick and the UK premiere of a new work by MTI's very own Bret Battey!

A performance-based project focused on the vibraphone, incorporating extended playing techniques, alternative compositional processes and technologies, including responsorial sound, visual media and sound diffusion. Each of the works in the programme explore a different approach to composing for the vibraphone.

Works by Battey, Limbrick, Stockhausen, Carpenter, Stewart, Vitkauskaite, Owen, & White.

PACE building, Richmond Street, Leicester UK, LE2 7BQ
Start time 7pm
Free entry

 

MTI celebrates: 50 Years of John Richards

Wednesday, January 18th 2017

MTI's first concert of 2017 was a celebration of '50 Years of John Richards', our beloved colleague, teacher, and friend. The concert included new works composed for the occasion by Leigh Landy, Andrew Hugill, and James Andean, as well as a wonderful range of performances from MTI staff and students, past and present, including the Man of the Hour himself.

https://www.facebook.com/events/342072499518972/

PACE building, start time 7pm. Free entry

 

Yan Jun Provocation 

Tuesday December 6th 2016, 8:30pm, Phoenix, 4 Midland Street, Leicester

Legendary Chinese musician and poet Yan Jun is joined by special guests in an evening of provocations, noise, text and collective contortions 

CAFÉ BAR, FREE

“The Laundrette by the Sea … noise occurs when people throw themselves into the sea of machines … noise actually wants to fail … striking out taxonomy and museums and bank deposits …”

Chinese legendary musician and poet Yan Jun is joined by special guests in an evening of provocations, noise, text and collective contortions.

Guests to include Dirty Electronics, John Richards, Neal Spowage, Dushume, Jim Frize, Steve Jones, Max Wainwright, Leigh Landy, et al.

In partnership with Music, Technology and Innovation Research Centre, DMU, Leicester

 

MTI presents: Yan Jun

The De Montfort University Music, Technology & Innovation 2016-17 #LoveInternational concert series presents:

YAN JUN

Wednesday December 7th 2016, 7pm, PACE

Beijing-based artist, performer and writer Yan Jun visits MTI! A uniquely thrilling and unpredictable performer, bringing together improvisation, electronics, feedback, site-specific performance/installation, and the body. Not to be missed!

https://www.facebook.com/events/1781205188786400/

PACE building, Richmond Street, Leicester UK, LE2 7BQ

Start time 7pm

Free entry

 

MTI presents: Postgraduate Concert

The De Montfort University Music, Technology & Innovation 2016-17 #LoveInternational concert series presents:

POSTGRAD CONCERT

Wednesday November 30th 2016, 7pm, PACE

An evening of performances by MTI postgraduates.

Works and performances by Emma Margetson, Luigi Marino, Robin Parmar, Sam Topley, & Virginie Viel

https://www.facebook.com/events/819754641461218/

PACE building, Richmond Street, Leicester UK, LE2 7BQ

Start time 7pm

Free entry

 

MTI presents: Undergraduate Concert

The next MTI concert is THIS WEDNESDAY - featuring performances by students of 'Sound in Space', 'Performing With Technology', 'Composing With Technology', and 'Creating With Technology'! Sound diffusion, improvisation, feedback, and lots more...

https://www.facebook.com/events/806304509507534/

Wednesday November 23rd

PACE building, Richmond Street, Leicester UK, LE2 7BQ

Start time 7pm

Free entry

 

Concert: Barrier Project workshop students

Friday November 11th there will be a concert by students of the Barrier Project workshop, hosted by MTI guests Ann Rosén & Sten-Olof Hellström.

Knitted sensors and textile controllers that bend, stretch and twist the acoustic room as they conjure up strange new sound worlds - should be fascinating!

Performers include Evaldas Jonaitis, Ben Middle, Amit Patel, Emma Sykes, Sam Topley, & David Tucker.

Friday November 11th, 7pm, PACE studio 1, free entry

https://www.facebook.com/events/1842825255929789/ 

 

Concert - MTI presents: Ann Rosén & Sten-Olof Hellström (SW)

The De Montfort University Music, Technology & Innovation 2016-17 #LoveInternational concert series presents:

Ann Rosén & Sten-Olof Hellström

Wednesday November 9th, 2016

7pm, DMU PACE

https://www.facebook.com/events/176962612760792/

A performance by the Swedish duo of two sound-artists and composers, Ann Rosén and Sten-Olof Hellström. A concert with knitted sensors and textile controllers that bend, stretch and twist the acoustic room as they conjure up strange new sound worlds!

PACE building, Richmond Street, Leicester UK, LE2 7BQ

Start time 7pm

Free entry

 

MTI student night @ Music Cafe

The 2nd MTI student night will be Tuesday November 8th, at the Music Cafe!

It's a great line-up - organised by students, performed by students, for students:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1327739643912161/

Start time 7pm; 23A New Park Street, Leicester UK

 

 

Concert: MTI presents Denis Smalley, Wed. October 26th!

This coming Wednesday, October 26th, MTI is very pleased to present a concert by renowned electroacoustic composer Denis Smalley, presenting some of his most recent works!! Very exciting - not to be missed!

7pm, DMU PACE building. Free entry.

https://www.facebook.com/events/193263254431948/

 

Concerts Autumn 2016

We are very pleased to announce our concert programme for autumn 2016, including concerts by special guests Denis Smalley and Yan Jun! All are welcome, don't miss out!

Music, Technology and Innovation CONCERTS - Autumn 2016 - #LoveInternational

All concerts 7pm, DMU PACE Building, except where otherwise noted

Wednesday October 12th: Opening Concert

The opening concert of the MTI 2016-17 'Love International' concert series! Featuring recent MTI student highlights, including works & performances by Marinos Æ Giannoukakis, Neal Spowage, Sam Topley, & Virginie Viel.

Wednesday October 26th: Denis Smalley

MTI is VERY proud to offer a very special treat: a concert by one of the most renowned electroacoustic composers in the world, Denis Smalley, in honour of his 70th birthday! A rare and special treat indeed - not to be missed.

Tuesday November 8th: MTI @ Music Cafe - Music Cafe, New Park St.

MTI students take over the Music Cafe, for an open stage event of wild performances. Student-led, student-run, performed by students, performed for students: DJ's, bands, and everything in between!

Wednesday November 9th: Ann Rosén & Sten-Olof Hellström

HR is a Swedish duo consisting of the two sound-artists and composers Ann Rosén and Sten-Olof Hellström that mainly perform composed electroacoustic music. A concert with knitted sensors and textile controllers that bend, stretch and twist the acoustic room as they conjure up strange new sound worlds!

Wednesday November 23rd: Undergraduate Concert

Sound diffusion, improvisation, feedback, and more! Performances by students from MTI courses 'Sound in Space', 'Performing With Technology', and 'Creating With Technology'.

Wednesday November 30th: Postgraduate Concert

Come hear some of the groundbreaking artistic work being produced by MTI postgrads! A whirlwind tour of cutting edge art and research in sound.

Tuesday December 6th: Yan Jun Provocation - Open Seminar, Phoenix, 20:30

A seminar-cum-provocation by Beijing-based artist, performer and writer Yan Jun, in advance of his very special performance at MTI the following day.

Wednesday December 7th: Yan Jun

Beijing-based artist, performer and writer Yan Jun visits MTI! A uniquely thrilling and unpredictable performer, bringing together improvisation, electronics, feedback, site-specific performance/installation, and the body. Not to be missed.

 

EMERGENCE - Four Day Sound Art Symposium at De Montfort University

International Sound artists converge in Leicester for lectures, live performances, discussions, and the unexpected

Emergence — it’s that elusive, inexplicable, seemingly magical moment that can occur when two or more people come together to work on a project, discuss an idea or play music together.  At some point a “third voice” may emerge, a result or an idea that no one could have predicted and that no individual could have come up working in isolation.

Emergence will be the unifying theme this September when Craig Vear, Professor of Digital Performance (music) and head of the Performance Research Group along with Simon Smith, former technician for the Music, Technology and Innovation Research Centre (MTIRC), now with Anglia Ruskin University Cambridge, welcome an international line-up of sound artists, educators, and live performers to the campus of De Montfort University for the Kyma International Sound Symposium (KISS2016) 7-10 September 2016.

Unique features of this intensive, idea-packed event are to include an improvised conduction performance by the Emergent Ensemble; a 3-D sound immersion lecture/concert in De Montfort University's 20+ speaker DOME; a 3-D film with a live sound track; workshops on ecosystemic composition; collaborations across international and disciplinary borders; and a celebratory club concert featuring live digital and acoustic instruments, vocals and analog synthesis. 

Crossing Borders

The sub-theme of KISS2016 is “crossing borders”, in both the national and disciplinary sense.  Artists, educators, professional performers, sound designers, and researchers from Austria, China, Denmark, Germany, Greece, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, South Korea, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the USA will be in Leicester to share their expertise through talks, demonstrations, and live performances.

Spanning a wide range of backgrounds, from academics to sound engineers to professional performers, improvisers and students, the participants share a common language — the Kyma software is used by Hollywood sound designers and professional game audio developers, as well as by avant-garde and experimental composers and sound artists, improvisors, live acoustic performers, and forward-thinking club DJs to create live, interactive performance environments using sound.

Franz Danksagmüller, professor of organ and improvisation at the Musikhochschule in Lübeck Germany commented on the wide range of backgrounds: "The participants represent the whole universe of music making: producers, composers, performers, scientists, sound designer, academics, beginners and experts. Being able to talk to everybody, asking questions to everybody and making all the contacts is invaluable!"

Changing lives

Conferences are essential points of contact and connection for working professionals, but at times they have an even greater impact on students.  De Montfort PhD candidate Marinos Giannoukakis is organizing an ambitious international line-up of performers for concert of 3-D sound using the PACE-1 DOME system, and several other De Montfort students will get free access to the events in exchange for helping out at the registration desk, running tech for the concerts, and capturing the events on video, putting them in face-to-face contact with professionals working in their chosen field.

Olga Oseth credits the Kyma International Sound Symposium with her decision to pursue graduate studies in live digital performance at the University of Oregon.  "When I attended my first KISS conference, KISS 2012, at St Cloud State University as a student worker, one particular concert literally changed my life. At that point I realized that kind of interactive performance was even more fun than just a plain old piano performance. Also KISS conferences have the warmest, friendliest/family atmosphere compare to other conferences I have been to. Looking forward to KISS 2016!"

Explore the full program here: http://kiss2016.symbolicsound.com/program-overview/

Register now to immerse yourself in a creative environment that will inspire you for years to come!

http://kiss2016.symbolicsound.com/kiss2016-registration

Based on current registration levels, we are anticipating a record turn-out this year. So please be sure to reserve your spot by registering as soon as possible. Thanks! 

 

MTI at the New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival

This year's New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival will include a concert of acousmatic music from MTI!

Curated by MTI professor John Young, the concert, titled 'Spectral Journeys...', will include music by Simon Emmerson, John Young, Virginie Viel, Louise Rossiter, and James Andean.

June 16, 2016 12:30 pm

Experimental Theater – Abrons Arts Center, New York City (New York, USA)

http://electropresence.com/even/36228

 

Bret Battey's 'Luna Series' in Tallinn

Bret Battey's 'Luna Series' will be in concert this week at the Estonian Music & Theatre Academy in Tallinn, paired with Domenico de Cesare's 'Sinfonia Tubolare':

https://www.facebook.com/emtakontsert/videos/484256758436515/

 

Research Seminar - Wednesday 8th June – 2.00-3.30pm – MTI Research Lab (Clephan)

Cross adaptive processing as musical intervention -

Exploring radically new modes of musical interaction in live performance

Øyvind Brandtsegg, Trond Engum (NTNU, Trondheim, Norway)

The project explores cross-adaptive processing as a drastic intervention in the modes of communication between performing musicians. Digital audio analysis and processing techniques are used to enable features of one sound to inform the processing of another. This allows the actions of one performer to directly influence another performer’s sound, and doing so only by means of the acoustic signal produced by normal musical expression on the instrument. To enable the cross adaptive processing methods, a number of software tools for this kind of musical performance will be developed. Sessions documentation, reflections, software and other material will be available as posts to the project blog.

The project is run by the Norwegian University of Technology and Science, Music Technology, Trondheim. We are proud to collaborate with our strong partners at De Montfort University, Maynooth University, Queen Mary University of London and University of California San Diego. Our project is strongly based in practical experimentation with said techniques, and for this we rely on collaboration with a range of finely selected performers. Project leader is professor Øyvind Brandtsegg. [SE - 24.05]

 

Leigh Landy at the 10th Audiovisual Arts Festival

MTIRC leader Leigh Landy is performing in concert tonight, May 18th 2016, at the 10th Audiovisual Arts Festival in Corfu, Greece:

http://avarts.ionio.gr/festival/2016/en/schedule/

 

DUSHUME to perform at Usurp Art, London

REProduce Listening Room at Usurp Art

New Electronic Music from India, Pakistan & UK

Wednesday 25 May 7-10pm

Usurp Art Gallery & Studios

140 Vaughan Road, London HA1 4EB

Tickets £5 in advance or on the door

On Wednesday, May 25th, Delhi based music collective REProduce Artists will debut the first UK edition of Listening Room featuring DUSHUME (UK), Jamblu Jamblu (Pozhikkara), Rudoh (Karachi) + Special Secret Guests (Bangalore / Delhi) 

More Info and Tickets: http://www.usurp.org.uk/event/reproduce-listening-room-at-usurp-art/

 

MTI post-grad concert: Jones & Rodgers, Waite, van Gorkom

The De Montfort University Music, Technology & Innovation 2015-16 concert series presents:

MTI Post-Graduate Concert: Jones & Rodgers, Waite, van Gorkom

Wednesday May 11th 2016, 7pm, PACE

https://www.facebook.com/events/1536239526680510/

MTI's final post-grad concert of the year!

With works and performances by:

Steve Jones & Sally Rodgers

Marij van Gorkom

Si Waite

***Note: There will be an MTI end-of-year outing after the concert; stay tuned for more info...***

PACE building, Richmond Street, Leicester UK, LE2 7BQ

Start time 7pm

Free entry

 

MTI Student Artworks

Music, Technology & Innovation @ De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) presents:

MTI STUDENT ARTWORKS

https://www.facebook.com/events/257429967940537/

There are several events over the next few weeks from second, third and postgraduate students to share their work from the year. Please do come along to support them. There are some really great things going on!

Friday 6 May

The Back of Beyond, Steve Green, a 32 channel installation

.** PACE Studio 2, 1-4pm **

Monday 9 May

The Water Garden, Sam Jones, an installation in Trinity gardens: Sam superimposes an artificial sonic ecosystem over the real one

** The Herb Garden, Trinity House, 1.00-4.00pm **

Terry’s Arcade, Paul Keene, an interactive 30-channel installation where audience members control Terry Riley’s In C

https://www.facebook.com/events/209596786093097/

** PACE Studio 1, 1.00-4.00pm **

In Unison, James Eade, a calming installation for the mid-assessment period, responding to tweets offering encouragement to exam students.

** Hugh Aston foyer, 11.00am-4.00pm **

Black/Blank/Loaded, Altea Alessandrini, Dimitri Ellinas, Giorgos Mizithras, Georgios Stavridis-Kotsikonas, an installation exploring projected light

** PACE Studio 2, 1.00-4.00pm **

Tuesday 10 May

Presentation of Performing with Technology Projects (more details to follow)

Wednesday 11 May

Postgraduate Symposium, A series of presentations by current postgraduates about their work

** MTIRC (CL0.17), 1.00-c.4.00pm **

Postgraduate Concert, Works by postgraduate composers

** PACE Studio 1, 7.00pm **

Thursday 12 May

Concert: Sound in Space Performances, Sunk, Altea Alessandrini; The Guest Speaker Feedback Choir, Matt Rogerson; Feedback for Eight Channels, Gary Cox

** PACE 1, 2.00-4.00pm **

Friday 13 May

Sound, Space & Movement, Bethany Edwards, a dance and diffusion performance

** PACE Studio 1, 1.00pm**

Healing Sounds of the Seven Chakras, Calum Vaughan, a light and sound installation exploring the seven chakras of Buddhism

** PACE Studio 2, 1.00-4.00pm **

Monday 16 May

Playground Triptych, Ryan Tsang, a triple installation to explore playfully.

** PACE Studio 2, 1.00-4.00pm **

Tuesday 17 May

Concert of Final Performance Projects

PACE Studio 1 12.00-13:30: Jonny Royall; Jake Acton; Joe Willis  

15:00 Ryan Tsang (sound/perf walk - on campus)

Campus Centre, the Venue - DSU:16:00: Humzah Loane - live Hip-Hop with the use of only vocals and instruments.

The Venue (Centre Campus Building)

Thursday 19 May

Presentation of Performing with Technology Projects

14:00, PACE Studio 1

 

MTI presents: Sound Nursery

Wednesday May 4th 2016, 4pm

PACE building

The De Montfort University Music, Technology & Innovation 2015-16 concert series presents:

Sound Nursery - MTI undergraduate concert

***Note the early start time: 4pm!***

https://www.facebook.com/events/480600222134119/

MTI is very proud to present some of the excellent work of our current undergraduates, including acousmatic works, audiovisuals, and installations.

Works by Georgios Mizithras, Altea Alessandrini, Georgios Stavridis-Kotsikonas, Dimitrios Aatos Ellinas, and more...

PACE building, Richmond Street, Leicester UK, LE2 7BQ

Start time 4pm

Free entry

 

MTI Presents: rarescale

The De Montfort University Music, Technology & Innovation 2015-16 concert series presents:

rarescale

Carla Rees, flute and Michael Oliva, electronic

scurated by Katharine Norman and rarescale

https://www.facebook.com/events/1177129895630724/

A real treat: a performance by rarescale/Carla Rees - one of the most exciting contemporary performers out there - in a programme of works for flute, electronics, tape, and video, curated with the great Katharine Norman - including a world premiere from Norman herself!

Sungji Hong: SHINE (2015)

Katharine Norman: A walk I do (2016) *World premiere*

Georgia Rodgers: Three tuba studies (2014)

Simon Emmerson: Spirit of ‘76 (1976)

Michael Oliva: Apparition and Release (2005)


PACE building, Richmond Street, Leicester UK, LE2 7BQ

Start time 7pm

Free entry

 

Landy, Emmerson & Andean to present at Alternative Histories of Electronic Music conference at the Science Music, London

Between 14-16 April, the conference “Alternative Histories of Electronic Music” will be held at the Science Museum in London. The conference, supported by a research grant related to the pioneering work in this field by Hugh Davies and which is led by the University of Leeds in association with the Science Museum has invited two DMU Music, Technology and Innovation Professors, Simon Emmerson and Leigh Landy to provide keynote talks. MTI member James Andean will also be offering a paper meaning that DMU has possibly the largest delegation at this prestigious event. 

The Cambridge University Press journal Organised Sound will devote an issue to a selection of papers delivered at the event.

For further information, see: https://ahem2016.wordpress.com/

 

MTI presents: Spaces and Singularities - curated by Kevin Dahan

Wednesday, April 13, 7 PM

PACE building, Richmond Street, Leicester UK, LE2 7BQ

Free entry

https://www.facebook.com/events/188322288214360/

Welcome to an evening of electroacoustic music, curated by MTI's Kevin Dahan. Including the world premiere of new work from Dahan, as well as works by two of the grand masters of electroacoustic music: Horacio Vaggione's 'Mécanique des fluides' (2014) and John Chowning's 'Stria' (1977).

 

MTI presents: Cage, Feldman, Wolff

The De Montfort University Music, Technology & Innovation 2015-16 concert series presents:

Cage, Feldman, Wolff: Audrey Riley, cello & James Woodrow, electric guitar

Wednesday, March 16th, 2016, 6pm

Trinity House Chapel, DMU, The Newarke, Leicester, LE2 7BY

https://www.facebook.com/events/178016489253566/

Come hear some extraordinary works from the New York School, all too rarely heard in Leicester:

John Cage: Sonata for Two Voices (1933)

Morton Feldman: Two Instruments (1962)

Christian Wolff: Two Players (1996)

John Cage: One 8 for cello solo (1991)

Start time 6pm. Free entry. 

 

Jack Richardson to present at European Association of Music in School Conference in Lithuania

Doctoral research student and lecturer Jack Richardson will be presenting at the European Association of Music in School Conference (EAS) 2016 in Vilnius, Lithuania next week.

The conference – organised by the The Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre – will explore creativity and innovation in music education, with a special focus on technology-assisted learning.

Jack will present on the inclusion of electroacoustic music under a broader music curriculum, arguing for increases in engagement and accessibility.

More information on the conference can be found by visiting the EAS 2016 website. Updates will also be tweeted via @mtidmu and @jackademic.

 

MTI Events (2/3/16): From the Ridiculous to the Sublime - Music by Landy, Emmerson, Andean

The De Montfort University Music, Technology & Innovation 2015-16 concert series presents:

'From the Ridiculous to the Sublime': Music by Landy, Emmerson, Andean

Wednesday 2nd March 2016

'From the Ridiculous to the Sublime' will present works by two of MTI's most esteemed members, and by the most recent addition to the MTI team, including primarily premiere and UK premiere performances.

Leigh Landy: Quadlibet (premiere)

James Andean: Déchirure (UK premiere)

Simon Emmerson: Memory Machine (concert premiere)

James Andean: Hyvät matkustajat

Simon Emmerson: Aeolian (UK premiere)

Performers:Danni Spooner, Joey Mottershead, Kat Pattison, Leigh Landy, Simon Emmerson, James Andean

PACE building, Richmond Street, Leicester UK, LE2 7BQ

Start time 7pm

Free entry!

 

DMUsic! Live @ The Music Cafe, Leicester – 3 March, 6pm

As part of DMU's Enhancement Week, MTI Students present a self-curated concert at a prestigious Leicester Music Venue!

March 3rd 2016, 6pm - 11pm

Come and join the Music Technology and Innovation/Performance team for a night full of free entertainment! MTI students told us that they wanted more opportunities to showcase their work, and we listened!

On the 3rd of March, students will be taking over The Music Cafe in Leicester, complete with DJs, bands, singers, and much more.

Expect the unexpected.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1669411823332331/

 

Visual Bits, Audible Bytes (VBAB) 2016, 17/2

Wednesday 17th February 2016, 6:30PM

The seventh annual Visible Bits, Audible Bytes brings stunning, genre-breaking works of audiovisual art to Phoenix.

Stimulate the eye and the ear with contemporary fusions of new and old technologies: from computer-animated tessellation patterns driven by music, hacked analogue video circuits pulsing to stuttering electronica beats, hand-painted films complementing intimate digital soundscapes, and abstract particle-systems forming ambient vision-sound worlds.

The screening presents new digital aesthetics from around the globe, including China, Canada, Holland, Israel and the USA, including works by: Asher Arnon, Mark Pilkington, Eli Stine, Emptyset + Clayton Welham and Sam Williams, Raven Kwok + Karmafields, Johan Rijpma, Oerd, Inés Wickmann + Francis Dhomont, Jean Piché, Louise Harris

Presented by the Music, Technology and Innovation Research Centre at De Montfort University.

 

Finland Past and Future: Jukka Hautamäki, Electromagnetic Workshop Students, & Electroacoustic Music from Finland

A mix of strange bedfellows, representing some complementary and contradictory trends in Finnish electroacoustic music. Including a performance by Jukka Hautamäki, Finland's leading proponent of hands-on, circuit-based live electronics; MTI students of the Electromagnetic Scanner Workshop, led by Hautamäki; and some recent highlights of the Finnish acousmatic scene, presented by James Andean.

Wednesday 3rd February 2016

PACE building, Richmond Street, Leicester UK, LE2 7BQ

Start time 7pm

Free entry

Media artist Jukka Hautamäki (b. 1971 in Oulu), lives and works in London, UK. Hautamäki works with found materials, electronics, sound, light and video. Hautamäki's sound performances are microscopic studies into electronic sound. He has performed widely in Europe and North America, and he has held interactive sound art and electronics workshops in Finland (HelSE, MUU, Aalto University, Mansedanse), Germany, Poland and Estonia. 

More information: jukkahautamaki.com/sound.htm

Student performers:

Altea Alessandrini, Robert Chafer, Ellinas Dimitrios-Aatos, Giorgos Mizithras, Georgios Stavridis-Kotsikonas, Sam Topley, Ryan Tsang, Mungo Zhangruibo

https://www.facebook.com/events/903834526401347/

 

James Kelly: Vinyl Record Cutting as Compositional Tool – Exhibition in Northampton

Vinyl Record Cutting asa Compositional ToolAn exhibition by James Kelly

Avenue Gallery, Northampton19-29 JanuaryMonday-Friday, 10am-4pm

Tel: 01604 893050 Email:gallery@northampton.ac.uk

Lecturer in Popular Music

James Kelly, presents his practice-led research which identifies a methodology for music composition that employs vinyl disc cutting as a compositional tool. As a turntablist for the last 15 years, James’ music explores the remixing of vinyl using DJ scratch techniques for the creation of new music. The project presented at the Avenue Gallery takes his compositional approach in new directions by utilising a disc cutting lathe - a machine which is traditionally used in the manufacture of records. 

The mechanism and limitations of the lathe itself is used as an artistic tool to shape the music. The exhibition presents an archive of vinyl records cut during the research process to exemplify a number of experimental disc cutting techniques. James will be introducing his research and performing a live remix of his records in the gallery space during the private view. 

Turntable Music Symposium: 28 January

The Turntable Music Symposium and performances will take place in the gallery on the 28th of January with guest speakers Karin Weissenbrunner (City University) and Lisa Busby (Goldsmiths).

10am Karin Weissenbrunner, Performances of Experimental Turntablism

11am James Kelly, Vinyl Disc Cutting as a Compositional Tool

1pm Lisa Busby, De-skill and Scavenge: New Recipes For Songs workshop

7pm Concert with performances from James Kelly and Lisa Busby

 

A Visit from the Demolition Project - 26-27/1: Soundwalk & Workshop!

Following a highly engaging talk at last year's Art & Sound Symposium, participants 'The Demolition Project' are visiting Leicester to undertake an exploratory soundwalk tonight (26/01/16), followed by a workshop (27/01/16) whereby participants demolish local areas of the city by cutting from a map – providing a strong rationale as they go. All are welcome!
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The Demolition Project is an interdisciplinary collaboration between Alisa Oleva and Debbie Kent that makes work reimagining cities through walking, map-making and participation. Becoming increasingly interested in using sound, The Demolition Project will take participants around Leicester on a soundwalk, later providing the opportunity to demolish it artistically.
They will also deliver a talk about their work on Wednesday 27/1 in CL0.19.


FREE. WELCOME ALL!


Attendees are encouraged to bring their own recording devices to capture sounds throughout the soundwalk!
SoundwalkTuesday 26 Jan 2016Commencing from Campus Centre, De Montfort University6PM - Pub
Talk & WorkshopWednesday 27 Jan 20160.19 Clephan Building,De Montfort University12 - 2:30PM

 

EVENT SERIES: META-4 – Sound Chimeras, 20/1

Welcome to the first Music, Technology and Innovation concert of 2016! 

Live electronics, improvisation, feedback, audiovisuals, and more. With works and performances by some of De Montfort University Leicester (DMU)'s many talented MTI undergraduates, including:

1 - Harry Smith: 'Salvaged Space'
2 - Tim Baker - Microphone Feedback Extension
3 - Silo - Free ImprovisationDepository of musical events yet to be realized
George Stavridis - Percussion, Electronics Brendan Smith - Electric GuitarGeorge Mizithras - No-input mixer, LaptopJulie Reboul - Piano 
4 - Calum Vaughan: Modulations and Mechanisms

Wednesday 20 January 2016PACE Building, Richmond Street, Leicester.Doors 7PM
Free entry!

https://www.facebook.com/events/1560656020922135/

 

All Hail the New Reductionism! John Bowers, Tim Shaw, Ben Freeth et al

Over the last week, researchers from Culture Lab, Newcastle University, DMU and Tongji University (Shanghai) have devoted themselves to a program of quick and dirty thinking, making and performing guided by an aesthetic that seeks to reduce electronic music technology to the rawest elements of sound creation and manipulation. One knob to rule them all!


“We problematise the relationship between the analogue and the digital, ideas of control and expressivity, virtuosity and artlessness. We explore alternative senses of instrument and interface, the places of musical potentiality of/on/in the gendered/animal/mineral/incapacitated body, and the neglected materiality of our simplest electronic musical tools.”


The concert will consist of a series of performances based on ideas investigated in the exchange and devices made collectively, in short order, extending an improvisational principle into making and thinking. Cheap as chips and fresh as a daisy. Work by John Bowers, Tim Shaw, Ben Freeth, Will Edmondes, Lee Ray, John Richards, Jim Frize, Samantha Topley, Steve Jones, Neal Spowage, Amit Patel and Marinos Giannoukakis.

 

Poulomi Desai & Anat Ben-David, 2 December 2015

2 DEC, 7pm
PACE Studio 1
Richmond Street
De Montfort University
Leicester
LE2 7BQ

Entry Free
http://mtirc-news.blogspot.co.uk/2015/


Poulomi Desai is best known for her large-scale sound and photography installations that interrogate the politics of identity, listening and perception. Inspired by her post-punk theatre background, her tools are image-based, textual, performative and acoustic, traversing boundaries of physical location and structures of presentation. Her current pre-occupation investigates sacrilegious sound and vision through the machinations of her prepared, modified sitar, electronics, sirens, VLF and radio soundscapes, and slide projections, performing on the noise and free improviser scenes. 


Recent performances and installations include, Fort Process, Clandestino, Colour Out Space, Supernormal festivals and appearances at Cafe Oto. Commissions and exhibitions include, The Serpentine Gallery, The Photographers Gallery, The Science Museum, INIVA, The Queens Museum (USA), The Oxford Gallery (India), Futuresonic UK and Souzouzukan 9001 Japan. Her work has been published in four books, Red Threads, Different, Terrorist Assemblages and Out of Place. She runs Usurp Art, an experimental tactical media artist-led space where she has curated over 100 exhibitions and events. "Her irreverent aim is to shatter the contours of these fixed notions of sexual, national, cultural, personal, political and diasporic identities" - Professor Stuart Hall Different Pub.Phaidon. 

Poulomi Desai will be joined by Dushume.
www.poulomidesai.tumblr.com | www.usurp.org.uk | www.youtube.com/usurps


Anat Ben-David is a London based artist and composer. Her primary interest lies in the relationship between different elements occurring in an event where text, sound and digital image are mediated through improvisation and performance. She has recently completed a PhD at Kingston University researching how an artwork that includes different mediums and different systems within it can be underpinned by foundational concepts for the work to be considered a coherent whole – the OpeRaArt. Anat’s OpEraArt exists as a multiple visual and sonic expressions presented as gallery video and photographic installation, as well as a live performance comprising of songs and sound pieces assembled into a music album.

Since 2003, she has been a member of the group Chicks On Speed and has also been a member of Art Rules Crew. She has produced many solo works and albums and has had exhibitions and performances at many leading international venues and galleries including: Tate Britain, ICA, London, MoMA New York, Migros Museum, Zurich and the Pompidou Centre, Paris.

“Anat is a wonderful performer… part Laibach, a dash of Einsturzende Neubauten, add a touch of Marlene Dietrich and Doris Day, marinate it in a freezer with Busby Berkeley, Pina Bausch and Valie Export, et voila! That's what the image of her shows at that
time... it's accurate, believe me. As for me trying to squeeze my tiny ego into a portrait by
Rankin, well, the results speak for themselves. If in any doubt, please call 999 and ask
for the fire service.” Douglass Gordon 
(Destroy Rankin project for youth music 2009)

Anat will perform the piece The Unexpected Whiz for large group featuring Dirty Electronics.
www.yippieyeah.co.uk/anat

 

Maya Verlaak, Manolis Manousakis and Neal Spowage


18 Nov, 7pm, De Montfort University, Leicester
PACE Studio 1, Richmond Street, Leicester, LE2 7BQ
Entry Free

Maya Verlaak will perform two works for small group that explore the characteristics and limitations of musical instruments as a departure point for generating compositional material and structures. Because of this working method, her pieces are bound to particular performers and instruments. This necessitates rewriting the piece when it is taken up by different performers, forcing her to re-evaluate the connection between her musical concepts and their means of execution. http://www.maya.ricercata.org

Neal Spowage presents some short video art pieces including New Track of Unknown Terra I & II: an audio visual filmed performance demonstrating the Beast sculptural instrument in an industrial landscape. http://www.nealspowage.com

Manolis Manousakis will present video/dance work Soma with Sania Stribakou (dance) and Panagiotis Goubouros (video) and also short fixed media compositions from Soundscapes Landscapes: Birds, Banana Church, and Sygrou Av. http://www.medeaelectronique.com

Note: There will also be seminar presentations by Maya Verlaak, Manolis Manousakis and Neal Spowage from 1.00 in the MTIRL, Clephan Building, DMU (all welcome).

 

MTI Mix 1 – Concert, PACE, Wednesday 14th October 

 

Pre-concert installation (PACE 2, Doors: 6.15pm)

Paul Keene & Garry Cox – Kinectivity (a Kinect-driven interactive installation depicting an immersive forest sound environment).

Concert (PACE 1, 7pm)

Leigh Landy - Xūn (Old/New) (13’), 8-channel

Steve Green - Iridescence (8’30), stereo

Virginie Viel (Collectif Séneçon) - Path (15’)

Neal Spowage - Dis-comforting (1’16), AV stereo

Neal Spowage - New Track Of Unknown Terra II (6’21), AV stereo

Louise Rossiter - Rift (c.8’), stereo   

Grace Dior - Viva Voce (4’17), stereo

John Young - Brink (13’27), 10.1

MTI Student Welcome Event

 

Exchange Bar, 8.30pm(ish)

All Welcome!

 
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