Xenia Pestova performs Essl’s Gold.Berg.Work in Bournemouth

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.

Admission is free – all welcome.

Concert of audio visual music at Bournemouth University 12th Feb 2020

Our first concert of 2020 takes place on Wednesday 12th February 2020. You are invited to come and experience the magic of immersive spatial sound and visual music – all welcome!

This concert is curated by Dr Andrew Knight-Hill, and features his own pieces alongside work by renowned composer Natasha Barrett, Game of Thrones sound designer Paula Fairfield, sound artist and designer Bethan Kellough, and BU PGR Antonino Chiaramonte. A feast for the eyes and ears!

Venue: Screening Room PG217, Poole Gateway Building, Talbot Campus, Bournemouth University, BH12 5BB

Date/Time: Wednesday 12th February 2020 at 7pm

Admission is free but please register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bu-sonic-arts-concert-of-visual-music-at-bournemouth-university-tickets-92696191805

All events is organised by members of EMERGE, Creative Technology and University Music.

Please share with anyone you feel may be interested. Looking forward to seeing you there!

‘Tipping Points’ at the Horniman Museum, Being Human Festival 2019

My sound installation ‘Tipping Points’ recently featured at the Sounds from the Gardens event at the Horniman Museum on 16–17 November 2019, which was part if the Being Human Festival.

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.

View from the 1st floor of the Natural History Gallery
Speaker-eye view!

The surface-level Max patch

‘Traces of Play’ wins 2nd prize at Klang! 2019, Montpellier, France

I’m delighted to announce that Traces of Play was awarded 2nd prize in the Klang! International Electroacoustic Composition Competition 2019. This is the 7th year of the Klang! competition and it has rapidly become established as one of the most significant prizes in the field.

It is a huge honour to receive this prize amid a highly esteemed group of finalists. Congratulations to all the selected composers.