I’m delighted to have been invited to give a lecture at the Composing With Technology symposium at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam, Amsterdam University of the Arts, on 1st May. A great programme with some very interesting talks and a concert.
The symposium will take place at the Amsterdam Blue Note. Looking forward to it!
It was great to finally have in-person concerts resume here at Bournemouth University last Thursday. Thanks to all who attended. I diffused two of my compositions, and my friend and colleague Panos Amelidis contributed his excellent music to the programme. Looking forward to further events in 2022!
The Soundlapse project (2019-22) is an interdisciplinary research initiative highlighting the acoustical heritage of wetlands in the south of Chile. Eight sound artists were commissioned to compose works using periodic field recordings of the “Parque Urbano El Bosque” wetland soundscapes in Valdivia. The album includes works by Aki Pasoulas, Pete Stollery, Francisco López, Alejandro Albornoz, Brona Martin, Rob Mackay and Felipe Otondo.
I’ll be presenting a paper at the Electroacoustic Music Studies Network Conference 2021 next week at De Montfort University, Leicester. The paper is titled Variability and the spatial setting: emergent properties and sound relationships in acousmatic music. I’m really looking forward to hearing the other presentations and hearing some great music in concert.
My 2011 composition Fleeting Strands is on the programme at NYCEMF 2021 (New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival), which starts on 15 June 2021. A great festival, and it’s all online this year. Looking forward to it!
You can also check out an extract of Fleeting Strands here.
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.