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Composition seminars: 2021/22

Previous seminars

Clara Iannotta: What do you hear? Building sounds beyond instruments

Tuesday 14 June 2022

The Berlin-based Italian composer joins us online to discuss her recent work.

Ben Gaunt: Embracing Idiosyncrasies

Tuesday 7 June 2022

The Yorkshire-based composer, performer, and educator joins us to discuss his work, including the recent Nothing Else Exists for solo violin.

Alex Paxton: Happybig gay Cartoon-Machine Music for Bosch People, orchestras and Lollipops

Tuesday 31 May 2022

The composer and improvising-trombonist joins us to discuss his recent work.

Liz Haddon and Martin Suckling: Òran Fìdhle / Violin Song

Tuesday 17 May 2022

Join us to find out more about an exciting new duet composition and pedagogy project: Òran Fìdhle / Violin Song

Kate Ledger/Monica Pearce: Performer/composer perspectives on exploring the physical limitations of piano and toy piano performance

Tuesday 10 May 2022

Discussion and workshop of a new collaborative work exploring ideas of restraint, physicality and technique around piano and toy piano performance.

The Making of an Immersical®

Friday 6 May 2022

Live musical theatre performance in Web-based VR is a rapidly growing field of digitally produced entertainment that sits at the convergence of immersive theatre, interactive film, narrative games design and virtual production, using games engine technology.

Megan Steinberg: On Composition & Disability

Tuesday 3 May 2022

A session exploring roles of composition, collaboration, AI and experimental aesthetics with musicians who identify as disabled, Deaf and/or neurodivergent.

Ghost in the Piano, and Networked Audio in the Music Dept.

Friday 29 April 2022

Ben Eyes discusses Ghost in the Piano, a sound installation using an old family piano reconstructed as a digitally controlled instrument.

Cobi van Tonder: Acoustic Atlas – Cultivating the Capacity to Listen

Tuesday 26 April 2022

Join Cobi Van Tonder as she discusses the Acoustic Atlas platform.

Zakiya Leeming: Frozen waterfalls, compressed springs: Compositional strategies informed by science, medicine, digital technologies and machine learning.

Tuesday 15 March 2022

A session exploring iterative methodologies, composer/scientist collaborations, distributed creativity and technological hybridity.

Acoustic Atlas – Cultivating the Capacity to Listen

Tuesday 8 February 2022

Join Cobi Van Tonder as she discusses the Acoustic Atlas platform.

Going North: collaborations with composers and engineers

Tuesday 25 January 2022

In this seminar, celebrated Brazilian-Canadian pianist Luciane Cardassi will perform live for the audience and talk about the different paths music collaboration have opened in her artistic journey.

Talking with statues: language, memory and history in Hans Zender’s ‘composed interpretations’

Tuesday 18 January 2022

In 2010, Hans Zender commented on his creative reworkings of Schubert and Beethoven (among others): 'we always think that the past is past, but the past is not past, we can take it up again and send it in a different direction’. Can we? How? To what purpose? Join Dr Mark Hutchinson in this engaging seminar to find out.

Experimental approaches to composition, production and performance: Gazelle Twin

Tuesday 30 November 2021

Experimental composer and performer, Elizabeth Bernholz (aka Gazelle Twin) will discuss her work; sharing thoughts on how and why she pursues an alternative approach to composition, production and performance, with a focus on specific projects, including her recent collaboration with Ben Eyes for the A/V project 'Absent Sitter', commissioned by York Mediale / XR Stories in 2020.

CMRC Autumn Week 9 seminar: Mira Benjamin

Tuesday 23 November 2021

Why I’m once again ready to listen to more than intonation... (Research Narratives in the embodied practice of ‘microtonal' music) (In-person, with simultaneous Zoom link.)

Composer, performer, curator… why not?

Tuesday 16 November 2021

In this session, cellist, music producer/curator, and composer, Lucy Railton, will discuss professional and creative identities and the the interpreter/creator clash.

CMRC Autumn Week 7 seminar: PGR student research presentations: Robin Haigh and Loré Lixenberg

Tuesday 9 November 2021

PGR students Robin Haigh and Loré Lixenberg present their research. (In-person, with simultaneous Zoom link.)

CMRC Autumn Week 5 seminar: Ed McKeon

Tuesday 26 October 2021

Making Art Public: Musicality and the Curatorial. (In-person with simultaneous Zoom link.)

CMRC Autumn Week 4 seminar: Amandine Pras (in person) and Jonathan Kay (online)

Tuesday 19 October 2021

A Home Away From Home: Sounds of Jazz-Hindustani Conversations. (In-person with simultaneous Zoom link.)

CMRC Autumn Week 3 seminar: Ceiri Torjussen

Tuesday 12 October 2021

New Tools of the Trade: Using Extended Instrumental Techniques and Custom-Made Sampled Instruments in Music for the Screen. (Online, via Zoom.)

CMRC Autumn Week 2 seminar: Christopher Fox

Tuesday 5 October 2021

'The beautiful and permanent forms of nature': thinking about musical meaning, abstraction and subject-matter. (In-person, with simultaneous zoom link.)

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