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.
Last week, Adrian Moore and I gave a talk and concert at DMU, Leicester. The talk – which was shared – included a discussion of our recent research into the performance of acousmatic music. The concert was a lot of fun – strangely, it is the first time that Adrian and I have shared a concert in our six years of working together.
Below is a nice photo that James Andean kindly took – not only does James need thanking for the invitation, I’m happy that he has provided irrefutable proof that I didn’t play too loud (look carefully…):
Would be to Seek is to be performed in concert at DIFFRAZIONI 2019, Florence. It has been scheduled during the Multimedia Concert III on March 27, at 05.00pm. The venue of the event is the Concert Hall of Le Murate.Progetti Arte Contemporanea, Piazza delle Murate, Firenze. The Diffrazioni team were extremely kind and thoughtful in their selection of this piece, and I’m enormously happy to be included in the programme – particular thanks go to Alfonso Belfioire for his kind support.
A lot of my time, this year, shall be invested in the participation of various jury duties – after recently sitting on the jury of the Metamorphoses competition of Musique et Recherches, I have just completed reviews for the ICMC, I am about to adjudicate for the Destellos Competition – Argentina – and the International Confederation of Electroacoustic Music (CIME) composition – PRIX CIME 2019. Although it is a lot of work, I really enjoy these opportunities to listen to so many excellent works from around the world.
I am extremely proud to have been one of the three organising members for Electroacoustic Music in Great Britain: past/present/future. The event, which took place in London on 26th/27th Jan, had around 100 people registered, including many of the world’s leading eletroacoustic composers/thinkers – such as Trevor Wishart, Denis Smalley, Jonty Harrison, Leigh Landy, Simon Emmerson, Nikos Stavropoulos, and many many more.
I helped to organise the event on behalf of the British ElectroAcoustic Network (BEAN). In a strange way, despite many activities overseas, this was the first UK outing of BEAN, hence the “launch” in the title of this post.
Here are a few photos of me – and James Andean – opening the weekend, with a brief words about BEAN:
Yesterday, I received news that my paper proposal has been accepted for the Music and Philosophy Study Group run by the Royal Musical Association. The group, which have a biannual conference, are meeting at Kings College, London, on 11th and 12th July. My abstract – a play on Roman Ingarden’s well-known book – is: The Work of Music – and the Problem with its Identity Crisis.