EMAS at 40

On 25–26 January I attended and presented music at the Electroacoustic Music Association of Great Britain 40th Anniversary, taking place at the University of Greenwich. As well as presenting Traces of Play, it was amazing to hear music across the weekend’s various concerts and to sit in the paper sessions.

And it was great to meet up with so many friends and to be part of this amazing community of composers. Thanks to Adam Stanovic and James Andean of the British Electroacoustic Network and Andrew Hill of University of Greenwich for all their efforts in prganising such a great weekend.

‘Traces of Play’ at CIME, Beijing, 2018

I am very pleased to say that ‘Traces of Play’ has been selected to represent the British ElectroAcoustic Network‘s submission to the CIME AGM in Beijing 2018. CIME is the International Confederation of Electrocoaustic Music, which links electroacoustic music organisations from around the world and comprises members from 23 different countries.

It’s a huge honour to be selected for this and ‘Traces of Play’ will appear in the concert in Beijing on 25th October 2018.

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Curated concert at Bournemouth University, 28 February 2018

On Wednesday 28th February 2018 guest composer Dr Annie Mahtani, University of Birmingham and Birmingham Electroacoustic Sound Theatre (BEAST), featured in a concert of multi-channel electroacoustic music at Bournemouth University. Organised by myself, and with support from the EMERGE and Creative Technology research groups, the varied programme featured works from BEAST and Bournemouth University composers.

Annie Mahtani presented and diffused three compositions (Inversions; Past Links; Aeolian) along with works by fellow BEAST composers James Carpenter (Pent-Up) and Nikki Sheth (Orford Ness). I diffused my recent multi-channel electroacoustic work Traces of Play whilst my colleague Panos Amelidis (pictured here sound-checking) diffused two compositions: Bird Train and Cracks.

Student volunteers from the BSc Music & Sound Production Technology degree at Bournemouth University provided crucial help rigging the loudspeaker system.

Thanks to all who attended and persevered despite the cold conditions!