Wednesday 4 March, 7pm – 8pm in South House Lecture Theatre, Arts University Bournemouth
World-renowned pianist Xenia Pestova is coming to Bournemouth to perform Karlheinz Essl‘s Gold.Berg.Work, a reinterpretation of Bach’s Goldberg Variations for piano and electronics. Further info can be found here. It’s fantastic to finally have Xenia performing here in Bournemouth.
On this occasion I installed a developed version of the sound installation from that showing at BEAF in May 2019. This new version featured new bird-call audio and field recordings made in and around the Horniman Museum, in addition to the Dorset ecosystem recordings. The interactions were refined and re-programmed, allowing visitors to both excite and severely constrain the growth of the ‘bird population’.
It was a fantastic event, and considerable thanks go to Marcus Leadley at Goldsmiths for his exceptional organisation and loan of loudspeakers.
I’ll be diffusing my composition ‘Traces of Play’ on Thursday 12th September at the Convergence International Conference/Festival of Music, Technology & Ideas. The theme of the conference is ‘Complexity & Simplicity’, with a keynote speech from computer music legend Curtis Roads. The programme looks to be really varied and high quality, so I’m honoured to have been selected.
Tipping Points is a sound installation that emulates the stable and chaotic behaviours of environmental ecosystems. It features sounds from field recordings made in Dorset, which are manipulated by the computer to mirror the ways in which ecosystem population densities vary, increasing and decreasing in both predictable and erratic ways.