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Pulsation, Groove, and Grime

Tuesday 1 February 2022, 4.00AM to 5.30pm

Speaker(s): Florence Anna Maunders

Composer Florence Anna Maunders presents a guided exploration of her recent work, which draws upon influences from the worlds of drum 'n' bass, contemporary jazz, Persian folk music and American minimalism. Her music has been described as "super-cool", "progressive and biting" and "a wonderful crescendo of just outright queer orchestration".

Florence Anna Maunders started to compose music when she was a teenager, and her early tape-based pieces from this time reveal an early fascination with the unusual juxtapositions of sounds and collisions of styles which have been a hallmark of her music-making ever since. This is perhaps a reflection of the music which interested and excited her from a very young age – medieval dance music, prog-rock, electronic minimalism, bebop jazz, Eastern folk music, the music of Stravinsky & Messiaen, and the grand orchestral tradition of the European concert hall. Flori started out young, as a chorister, clarinetist and saxophone player, but following an undergraduate degree at the Royal Northern College of Music, where she studied with Anthony Gilbert, Adam Gorb, Simon Holt & Clark Rundell, she's enjoyed a mixed and international career as a jazz pianist, orchestral percussionist, vocalist arranger, electronic music producer and teacher. Since 2018 she's had a bit of a radical transformation of her self and her career, and returned to composition as a main artistic focus, winning a series of awards & competitions, and with her music performed across the UK, Europe, the USA and the rest of the world - performances and collaborations with leading ensembles, orchestras and soloists.

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Meeting ID: 974 1147 1887

Passcode: 030134

Location: Zoom, or in-person in Room D003 (Sally Baldwin Buildings, D Block)