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.
I’m delighted to discover that I’ve had quite a lot of pieces played on the radio, recently, in quite a few different countries:
January 21, 2019 Metallurgic (2015) Acoustic Frontiers / CKCU 93.1 FM (Canada)
January 7, 2019 Metallurgic (2015) Fantaasia / Klassikaraadio (Estonia)
January 3, 2019 Metallurgic (2015) Amplitudes: Radio Campus Paris (France)
December 21, 2018 Metallurgic (2015) Electronic Therapy / Radio Mercure 93 FM (France)
November 16, 2018 Metallurgic (2015) El Réanimator #1273 / RCV Lille 99 FM (France)
November 6, 2018 Metallurgic (2015) Klangwelten / Eldoradio (Germany)
June 18, 2018 Foundry Flux (2015) Acoustic Frontiers / CKCU 93.1 FM (Canada)
March 4, 2018 Ctrl c (2016) Musique d’avenir: Ars Electronica Forum Wallis 2017 / RTS (Switzerland)
Vishal Shah, my friend and colleague based in Berlin, has been in touch to tell me that his animation short – EPOH – shall be housed in a gallery space in Dubai, from 4th Feb until 5th March. I composed all of the sound for this animation, so it is really nice to hear that it has another airing.
For more information on this event, described as on of the ‘Three Exhibitions to see in February, can be found: here
On 4th Jan, my piece – Foundry Flux – will be performed at the San Francisco Tape Music festival. I’m delighted to be included in this long-standing festival for the first time, and only wish that I could be there…
Yesterday, I received a copy of my certificate from SYNC2018 – a competition held in Russia, where I received a prize for my piece Circle of Fifths (part of a planned larger cycle of works under the title ‘Helix). It’s a very beautiful certificate, and I am honoured to receive it: