Jem Finer (University of Bath, Artist-in-Residence) – Lucky Dip

Music Research Forum Jem Finer (University of Bath, Artist-in-Residence) Lucky Dip Thursday 1 December, 1-2pm, MTG18 Jem Finer will be talking about his work, starting from the soon-to-be-launched project Mobile Sinfonia (a globally distributed indeterminate musical composition using mobile phones), and going on to speak about past projects from the fields of music and sound, film…

James Saunders (BSU) – Group Behaviours: some methods for the contingent organisation of large ensembles

Music Research Forum James Saunders (BSU) Group Behaviours: some methods for the contingent organisation of large ensembles Thursday 24 November, 1-2pm, MTG18 Composer James Saunders will outline approaches to the contingent organisation of large ensembles in his recent music. He will discuss strategies for reducing centralised control in work by Christian Wolff, Cornelius Cardew and John…

Stephen Callear (BSU): Audiovisual Particles: Parameter mapping as a framework for audiovisual composition

Music Research Forum Stephen Callear (BSU) Audiovisual Particles: Parameter mapping as a framework for audiovisual composition Thursday 17 November, 1-2pm, MTG18 Derived from a conceptual parallel between granular synthesis and visual particle systems, the audiovisual particles framework offers a model for the creation of abstract audiovisual media. This talk will discuss the theoretical basis for…

Owen Lloyd (BSU): Building Materials

Music Research Forum Owen Lloyd (BSU) Building Materials Thursday 10 November, 1-2pm, MTG18 Owen Lloyd will discuss Building Materials, an installed composition first shown at Exeter Phoenix, which uses sounds and events within the arts centre. Audio and event data, harvested from the building, came together to create a constantly evolving, generative musical composition, abstracting…

Richard Parfitt (BSU): Music and Myth

Music Research Forum Richard Parfitt (BSU) Music and Myth Thursday 20 October, 1-2pm, MTG18 This presentation looks at the use of narrative and plot device in modern music culture. In our need to make sense and assign value to what we may perceive to be authentic, do we inadvertently seek out significant archetypes and stories?…

Andy Keep (BSU): Practical Approaches for Sonic Improvisation

Music Research Forum Andy Keep (BSU) Practical approaches for sonic improvisation Thursday 13 October, 1-2pm, MTG18 Improvised exploratory and experimental sonic performance, sometimes referred to as Electro Acoustic Improvisation (EAI), has been a growing scene for several decades now. Although there are a number of texts that focus on technical nuances and ‘instruments’, or contextualising…