I’m delighted to announce that I applied for – and received – funding from the French Embassy to coordinate a workshop run by the Group de Recherches Musicales (GRM) in Paris. The GRM will be travelling to Sheffield at some point in June, to take a part in the workshop which, as currently planned, will include a series of talks, presentations, demonstrations and – hopefully – concerts.
I have just received the draft programme of the Royal Music Association and Music and Philosophy Study Group, who have a conference in London in July. I’m delighted to be delivering a paper at the event, on Thursday 11th July, with the following title: The Musical Work-Concept and the Problem of its Identity Crisis.
I’m really happy that my latest piece – Helix: circle of fifths – has been shortlisted for Sound Spaces 2019. It didn’t win the competition, but was picked from the shortlist for performance in their concert in Malmö.
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This year, the ICMC is taking place in New York, alongside the New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival. I’m not sure whether I shall be able to attend… but I’m very excited to have had my piece accepted!
Vishal Shah emailed me a few days ago from Dubai, to share photos of the latest issue of Harper’s Bazaar. To my surprise, our film EPOH (Vishal directed, I composed) is featured in one of the reviews; it has been on a month-long screening in Dubai. Here are the images:
A few months ago, Adrian Moore and I had the pleasure of meeting Chris Watson, when he visited his home town of Sheffield to receive an Honorary Doctorate from our university. Chris (Dr. Watson) visited our department with his lovely family, and spend a little time listening to pieces from PhD students in our department. Here is a nice picture of Chris, Adrian and me outside the Sheffield SoundHouse:
I have just returned from Linz, Austria, where I gave a concert of my own works, alongside those of my PhD students and my colleague Adrian Moore. I was the guest of Andreas Weixler, who has realised brilliant facilities for electroacoustic music at the Bruckner Private University and was extremely generous with his time and efforts to make the visit a success.
Prior to the concert, I gave a 90 minute talk on sound diffusion, which included some discussion of what diffusion is, why it is used, and how we might genuinely understand aspects of diffusion in similar terms of musical performance elsewhere.