Roger Heaton in New York

Roger Heaton is currently touring with the Richard Alston Dance Company, playing Steve Reich’s New York Counterpoint for Alston’s ballet Roughcut. Performances round the UK include Sadler’s Wells in March, as well as New York and Aachen. He is also playing many performances this year of Gavin Bryars’ The Sinking of the Titanic as this is the centenary of…

Trevor Wishart – Music from Speech: Voices and Technology

Music Research Forum Trevor Wishart Music from Speech: Voices and Technology Thursday 29th March, 1 – 2pm, MT.G18 Pioneering composer Trevor Wishart will talk about extracting musical characteristics from the speech stream, with special reference to his new 8-channel work Encounters in the Republic of Heaven (2011). Composer and performer Trevor Wishart specialises in sound metamorphosis,…

Roger Heaton on performance practice

Professor Roger Heaton has two new pieces of research published this month, drawing on his extensive experience as a clarinettist specialising in new music. Roger has a chapter in final section of Colin Lawson and Robin Stowell’s The Cambridge History of Music Performance entitled ‘Instrumental performance in the twentieth century and beyond’, focusing on contemporary performance practice.…

Kathy Hinde – Visual Scores

Music Research Forum Kathy Hinde Visual Scores Thursday 15th March, 1 – 2pm, MT.G18 Interdisciplinary artist Kathy Hinde will present a talk using her own work as a starting point focussing on how she combines sound and image, and collaborates across different artforms. She has a passion to involve other people in the process of making…

Professor Gadget

Roger Heaton’s research into music pedagogy continues with his new project exploring the use of iPads in lectures. Roger comments: “I’m currently exploring the iPad in the lecture theatre/seminar room as a kind of white board or smart board. Quite simply what I’m doing is using a stylus to write on pdf files using an…

Composers talk about their work at BRLSI

Nick Atkinson and James Saunders gave a talk at the Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution on 7 March. The event was part of the BRLSI’s series of lectures on literature and the humanities, convened by Robert Blackburn, held at their Queen Square centre. Nick and James discussed some recent tendencies in contemporary music, placing…