Thursday, 26 November 2015

Concert: Interlace @iklectik Art Lab, Friday 4 December

iklectik Art Lab

Old Paradise Yard, 20 Carlisle Lane
(Royal Street Corner) London SE1 7LG

Friday 04 December 2015 : 7:30pm
Jane Dickson - piano & Ute Kanngiesser - cello
Norman Adams - cello & Sebastian Lexer - piano+
Ute Kanngiesser - cello & Norman Adams - cello

Entry: £7 / concession donations
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Monday, 23 November 2015

Talk: CMRU, George E. Lewis, 24 November 2015

Contemporary Music Research Unit (CMRU) Lecture Series 2015

Goldsmiths, University of London

In association with the Institute for Musical Research, the CMRU presents this evening lecture in Senate House.

George E. Lewis

When: 24 November 2015, 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Where: Senate House, Malet Street, London, WC1E 7HU ( map)
Cost: free / all welcome

Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Concert: Ensemble Interface, 19 November 2015

Concert: Ensemble Interface

Thursday 19 November, 7.30pm, Council Chamber, Deptford Town Hall, Goldsmiths

In November 2015 Ensemble Interface is heading to the United Kingdom for a touring project, featuring new pieces by Patricia Alessandrini, Pedro Alvarez, Martin Iddon and Mauricio Pauly.

One of the purposes of this project is to support the development and performance of pieces by UK-based composers, all the while encouraging the exchange between composers, ensemble and audience through various workshop formats. Performances will be accompanied by workshops for students and open panel discussions for the audience, purposing to deepen the interest and the understanding towards this repertoire.

The project has been granted support by the Sound and Music Touring Programme. Ensemble Interface achieved this award after entering into a competitive process with over 70 other applicants. In Sound and Music’s view, Interface project “offers a very exciting prospect to both audiences and composers in England”. The project is also supported by the Britten-Pears Foundation and the Goethe-Institut.

Call for Contributions: eContact! 17.4 — Analogue and Modular Synthesis: Resurgence and evolution

The Canadian Electroacoustic Community (CEC) is now accepting submissions for an upcoming issue of eContact!, the online journal for electroacoustics published four times a year by the CEC. We are pleased to have Richard Scott as Guest Editor for eContact! 17.4.

An idea emerging from Manchester’s 2014 Sines&Squares Festival, initiated by our Guest Editor, forms the core of the topics explored in this issue, with focus including modular synthesis in live performance, improvisation and fixed media, gender and synthesis, programming, patching and methodology.

Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Talk: Christopher Fox: The Feeling of Remembering: memory and musical form, 5pm 10 November 2015

This talk focuses on three recent works, 'The Dark Road', 'The Feeling of Remembering' and 're:play', each of which considers a different aspect of the role of memory in musical form: as aural history, as a cognitive process and as psycho-drama.

Christopher Fox is a composer, teacher and writer on new music. Between 1984 and 1994 he was a member of the composition staff of the Darmstadt New Music Summer School. During 1987 he lived in West Berlin as a guest of the DAAD Berlin Artists Programme. He joined the University of Huddersfield in 1994, eventually becoming professor of composition; he joined Brunel University London as professor of music in April 2006. 

Conference & CfP: Sound Art Matters, 1-4 June 2016



The current art field is full of sound: audible and inaudible, infrasound, ultrasound, sound machines, sound installations, field recordings, digital sounds, biological sounds, sound walks, sounds from instruments, voices, nature, sonifications of data and so on. Sound art comprises a wide range of different artistic practices in which sound is a central element. It occurs in a variety of formats and contexts, crossing conventional boundaries between art genres and institutions. Despite this abundance of sonic expressions, sound art is still, as Christoph Cox noted in 2011, ‘profoundly undertheorized’. 

Call for Papers here

Monday, 9 November 2015

Talk: J.J. Jeczalik, 12 November 2015

Date: November 12th, 16.00-17.00
Location: Goldsmiths, Richard Hoggart Building Room 167

J.J. Jeczalik is a founder member of the Art of Noise and played an important role in many early Trevor Horn and ZTT projects as the creative programmer of the Fairlight CMI digital sampling synthesizer. JJ Jeczalik has been involved with many music projects over the years, featuring the likes of Kate Bush, Godley & Creme, Paul McCartney, Yes, and many others. Most of these sessions happened during the '80s, and JJ was there to man the Fairlight -- the pioneering Australian sampling machine that was sprung upon an unsuspecting world in 1979. It was with the same radical, punk-influenced outlook that he made his mark on the music of one of the most seminal hi-tech bands of all time: the Art Of Noise. Much of the weirdness and incongruity of Art Of Noise music was the result of JJ's disregard for musical and studio conventions. Art Of Noise transgressed many of them, going out on a limb with sonic innovations, and spreading their musical net over pastoral, ambient pieces like 'Moments In Love', to upbeat hits like their collaborations with Duane Eddy, in 'Peter Gunn', and Tom Jones, in their glorious reworking of the Prince song, 'Kiss'.

All are welcome to attend these public masterclasses but priority will be given to students on the BMus Popular Music programme.

Monday, 2 November 2015

Event: Noizemaschin!! #1, 3 November 2015

Date; Tuesday 3 November, 7.30pm
Venue: Amersham Arms, 388 New Cross Road, SE14 6TY London, United Kingdom
£5 entry

Album: Hollow Blown Egg

SPR member Dr. Lisa Busby has
started a DIY campaign for her upcoming debut solo album. The single and video 'Hollow Blown Egg' are out now, and the album comes out in mid November. The album uses improvisations on playback media and other simple sound making devices as a basis for songwriting, and explores a territory where melody meets noise and collage, and song fragments float in larger structuresYou can see the video for the single here - - 
as well as access free downloads.