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MTI presents: Garth Paine

9 hours 32 min ago
The De Montfort University Music, Technology & Innovation 2016-17 #LoveInternational concert series presents:

GARTH PAINE
Wednesday June 28th 2017, 7pm, PACE

https://www.facebook.com/events/661518280717565/

Our final event of the 2016-17 concert season: a very special concert by electroacoustic composer and former MTI member Garth Paine, currently professor of Digital Sound and Interactive Media at the School of Arts Media and Engineering and Digital Culture program at Arizona State University.

http://www.activatedspace.com/

PACE building, Richmond Street, Leicester UK, LE2 7BQ
Start time 7pm
Free entry

Art & Sound Symposium

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 11:23
MTI's annual Art & Sound symposium takes place Friday June 23rd & Saturday June 24th 2017! Lots of great talks, installations, performances, & more - check out the full schedule:

http://artandsoundsymposium.com/index.php/schedule/

Art & Sound is a series of symposia funded by De Montfort University, Leicester, with a special focus on initiating discussion across disciplines and art forms, and between academics and practitioners. It aims each time to take a new theme and open up discourse amongst a greater number of the arts, welcoming contributions from both the digital and fine arts.

MTI concert in Brussels!

Fri, 06/16/2017 - 11:12
Next week MTI's John Young will be presenting a programme of works from (and around) the MTI, at Musiques & Recherches in Brussels.

Works by John Young, Louise Rossiter, Virginie Viel, Panos Amelides, James Andean, & Dugal McKinnon.

Looking Back – Looking Forward:  Acousmatic Music from (and around) the Music, Technology and Innovation Research Centre at De Montfort University Leicester, UK

Wednesday June 21st 2017, 20:00
Project(ion) Room, Rue de Praetere, 55, B - 1180 Bruxelles

http://www.musiques-recherches.be/fr/agenda/concert-acousmatique/item/5586-concert-john-young

Louise Rossiter : Rift (2015) stereo, 7:25
Dugal McKinnon : Strane e Sconosciute Vie (2007) stereo 3:55
Panos Amelides : The Pain(t) stereo 6:10
James Andean : Déchirure (2013) Stereo, 7:35
Virginie Viel : Uni-vers(e) (2016) stereo, 10:12
Louise Rossiter : Tout Autour de la Montagne (2015) 9:21

John Young : Brink  (2015) 10.1 channel 13:28
John Young : Sju (1999) stereo 07:22
John Young: An Angel at Mons (2014) 16 channel, 11:56
John Young: Three Spaces in Mid-Air (2017) Stereo 10:57

MTI presents: Postgraduate Concert

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 16:15
The De Montfort University Music, Technology & Innovation 2016-17 #LoveInternational concert series presents:

POSTGRADUATE CONCERT
Wednesday June 14th 2017, 7pm, PACE1

https://www.facebook.com/events/1972710519623628/

A concert of works and performances by some of MTI's many fine postgraduate students, including a fond farewell performance from our most recent doctor and a return from an alumnus...

Works, performances & installations by Steve Jones, Louise Rossiter, Virginie Viel, & Visa Kuoppala

***NOTE!!! There will be a very special PRE-CONCERT PERFORMANCE by postgrad & cellist Audrey Riley before the concert, at 4:30pm in the nearby Trinity House Chapel: the world premiere performance of Emanuel Pimenta's brand new work Terra!***

PACE building, Richmond Street, Leicester UK, LE2 7BQ
Start time 7pm
Free entry

MTI presents: The New York School - Brown, Feldman, Wolff

Wed, 05/31/2017 - 08:06
The De Montfort University Music, Technology & Innovation 2016-17 #LoveInternational concert series presents:
The New York School - Brown, Feldman, WolffMonday June 5th 2017, 7pm, PACE
https://www.facebook.com/events/218894531940755/

Audrey Riley, cello
James Woodrow, guitar
Andrew Zolinsky, piano
Gregory Warren Wilson, violin
Sally Doughty, dance
Craig Vear, sound processing

Earle Brown, a major force in contemporary music and a leading composer of the American avant-garde since the 1950s, was associated with the experimental composers John Cage, Morton Feldman, and Christian Wolff who, with Brown, came to be known as the New York School.

MTI research student and cellist Audrey Riley is investigating the performance practices of the musicians and composers of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company. In February this year, together with colleague James Woodrow (guitar), a performance was given in Trinity Chapel at DMU of extracts from works by composers of the New York School, associated with the MCDC: Earle Brown, Christian Wolff and Morton Feldman. Audrey has gained funding from the Earle Brown Music Foundation to now present this full concert of these works.

James Woodrow is a member of the Gavin Bryars Ensemble, guitarist for the BBC Symphony Orchestra, and the Richard Alston Dance Company. They are joined by pianist Andrew Zolinsky, professor of piano at the Royal College of Music, and violinist Gregory Warren Wilson, violinist with the contemporary Rambert Dance Company.

Programme:
Christian Wolff: Micro Exercises (2006)
Morton Feldman: Intersection IV (1953)
Christian Wolff: Moving Spaces (2002)
Morton Feldman: Durations (1961)
Earle Brown: From Folio and Four Systems (1952-1954)

Many thanks to the Earle Brown Music Foundation for their generous support of this project.

PACE building, Richmond Street, Leicester UK, LE2 7BQ
Start time 7pm
Free entry

AV Loans - Opening Hours, Summer 2017

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 14:47
To All AV Loans Users:

Notification of Opening Hours: Summer 2017

During the Summer months the AV Loans service will be undertaking some major changes and unfortunately this will affect opening times.

Summer 2017 opening hours:
Open: 10am-12pm & 2pm-4pm, Wednesday 31st May - Friday 7th July
Closed: Monday 10th July - Friday 4th August
Deadline for equipment reservations is 9th June and collection is week commencing 19th June

Open: 10am-12pm & 2pm-4pm, Monday 7th August - Friday 15th September
(Now located in Portland 00.27)

From June to August the AV Loans service will be:
· Introducing new AV Loans self-service portal
· Moving of the AV Loans counter and all the equipment from to Portland Basement P00.27
· Undertaking our yearly audit and associated stock check on the full stock of equipment
· Purchasing new and replacement equipment
To ensure this work is carried out and the service improvements are ready for the start of the new academic year AV will be temporarily suspended for the 4 week period from Monday 10th July to Friday 4th August.

As this is usually a quieter part of the year inconvenience will be minimal. However any equipment required to support exam resits that fall during this period can be reserved and collected well before the events.

We are asking any equipment required for the period 19th June – 7th August be reserved through the current reservation process by Friday 9th June 2017.

Reserved equipment will be ready for collection week commencing Monday 19th June 2017. Equipment will need to be returned week by Monday 7th August 2017.

AV Loans will continue to keep small numbers of items to support events and teaching across DMU during the summer. Anyone in need of equipment for events during that time will need to contacting us via the ITMS Service Desk who will pass you request on to the Team.

We appreciate your consideration and support for these arrangements.

Final student projects & installations

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 12:19
There are several events during the coming week when third years will be sharing their work from the year.  Please do come along to support them.

Monday 15 May
Untitled, James Hall, multichannel installation
** PACE Studio 1, 1.00-3.30pm **
Crack, Paul Keene, an installation involving cracking ice that reflects on melting ice caps.
** PACE Studio 2, 1.00-3.30pm **

Tuesday 16 May
Clouds, Gary Cox, an interactive multichannel installation exploring sound objects.
** PACE Studio 1, 1.00-3.30pm **

Wednesday 17 May
To Build a Wall, Nat Barlow, an installation exploring establishment and antiestablishment, culture and counterculture.
** PACE Studio 2, 1.00-3.30pm **

Thursday 18 May
Concert of Year 3 Final Performance Projects
** PACE Studio 1, 2.00-4.30pm **

Friday 19 May
Untitled, Lloyd Crowley, Loops/echoes with mobile devices
** PACE Studio 1, 12.00-1.45pm **
Forest Soundscape, Rohil Talukdar, a multichannel soundscape involving forest sounds.
** PACE Studio 1, 2.00-4.00pm **
Untitled, Bryn Hendry, an interactive installation involving tracking
** PACE Studio 2, 1.00-3.30pm **

MTI presents: TRIONYS

Fri, 04/07/2017 - 09:28
The De Montfort University Music, Technology & Innovation 2016-17 #LoveInternational concert series presents:

TRIONYS
Wednesday May 3rd 2017, 7pm, PACE building

https://www.facebook.com/events/667833140090912/

For our last concert of our main 2016-17 concert series, MTI is very excited to present a concert by German instrumental/electroacoustic/experimental group TRIONYS.

Doubly excited, in fact, as the concert will include MTI Professor of Composition John Young's newest work, 'Spectral Domains', for piano, violin, percussion & electroacoustics!! Not to be missed!

Exuberantly experimental, TRIONYS break the boundaries between experimental rock, jazz and the avant-garde in a restless pursuit of new music.

Rainer Bürck, keyboards & electronics
Günter Marx, violin & electronics
Martin Bürck, gongs, percussion & electronics

PROGRAMME:
John Young: Spectral Domains (piano, violin, percussion & electroacoustics)
Günter Marx: Ingviosyn (violin & electroacoustics)
Rainer Bürck: Alleluja (acousmatic)
Rainer Bürck: STRINGendo (violin & electroacoustics)
TRIONYS: Protuberanzen (piano, violin, percussion & electroacoustics)

http://www.trionys.de/

PACE building, Richmond Street, Leicester UK, LE2 7BQ
Start time 7pm
Free entry

MTI presents: Michal Rataj

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 16:04
The De Montfort University Music, Technology & Innovation 2016-17 #LoveInternational concert series presents:

MICHAL RATAJ
Wednesday April 5th 2017, 7pm, PACE
https://www.facebook.com/events/712879445539008/

MTI is proud to present a concert by Czech composer Michal Rataj, of the Academy of Performing Arts, Prague!

The concert will feature recent works for tape, live electronics, piano, & objects.
www.michalrataj.com
www.radioart.cz

PACE building, Richmond Street, Leicester UK, LE2 7BQ
Start time 7pm
Free entry

MTI presents: MTI goes EMC2

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 13:16
MTI is proud to participate in the EMC2 Festival & Conference: 'Remember the Experimental Music Catalogue', with this very special MTI concert:

MTI goes EMC2
Friday March 24th 2017, 7:30 pm, PACE
https://www.facebook.com/events/248265192301358/

MTI staff, students, colleagues and friends, past and present, will explore some of the many connections and relationships we have developed and enjoyed with experimental music over the years.

Works and/or performances by Leigh Landy, John Richards, James Andean, Neal Spowage, Maya Verlaak, Thomas Iliffe, Audrey Riley, Visa Kuoppala, Chris Hobbs, Sam Topley, Rick Nance, & Oliver Farrow.

PACE building, Richmond Street, Leicester UK, LE2 7BQ
Start time 7:30pm

Note: concert is free to DMU students & staff, and to conference participants; other interested concert-goers will be expected to pay the conference fee. More info here:
http://www.dmu.ac.uk/about-dmu/events/events-calendar/2017/march/emc2-the-experimental-music-catalogue-past-present-and-future.aspx

EMC2 Festival & Conference:
http://www.coma.org/whats-on/events/emc²/

MTI presents: Thieke/Marino duo

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 17:55
The De Montfort University Music, Technology & Innovation 2016-17#LoveInternational concert series presents:

THIEKE/MARINO DUO
Thursday March 16th, 2017
7pm, PACE

https://www.facebook.com/events/1903677706555619/

Michael Thieke – clarinets
Luigi Marino – zarb, bowed cymbals, objects

The duo Thieke/Marino is an improv group that started in Berlin in 2016. Drawing from a reductionist aesthetic, the dialogue between the two musicians develops from the most unusual and hidden details of sound. Metal resonances and air columns set in vibration inside a clarinet, sounds barely audible emerge from the background to take a predominant role, gradually showing all their potential and unexpected paths to convey intuitive decision making.

http://www.michael-thieke.de/e/biographie.htm
http://www.luigimarino.net/about.html

PACE building, Richmond Street, Leicester UK, LE2 7BQ
Start time 7pm
Free entry

MTI presents: Experimental Turntablism - James Kelly + Robert Curgenven

Fri, 03/10/2017 - 16:25
The De Montfort University Music, Technology & Innovation 2016-17 #LoveInternational concert series presents:

Experimental Turntablism: James Kelly + Robert Curgenven
Wednesday March 15th, 7pm
Sue Townsend Theatre, 16 Upper Brown Street, Leicester

https://www.facebook.com/events/1280806475346079/

MTI PhD candidate James Kelly is presenting a concert at the Sue Townsend Theatre (old Phoenix). This will be an audio visual show with a headline performance from Australian composer Robert Curgenven.

Further Details:
https://minimaljames.wordpress.com/2017/02/24/experimental-turntablism-on-tour-james-kelly-robert-curgenven/

Robert Curgenven: Speculative Pataphysics

Three turntables, custom-made oscillators, 1930s acetates, custom-cut dubplates and a whole lot of bass - polyrhythmic phasing in light and sound brings your whole body and the surrounding space into a face-melting physical constellation. Projections powered directly by the sound use Edwin Land's (inventor of Polaroid sunglasses and Polaroid photography) work with colour shadows to create a head-wrecking synaesthetic experience with the spontaneous production of colours and patterns which may or may not be there. Warning: flickering lights, loud sounds, strong low frequency pressure.

Robert Curgenven is an Australian artist living in Cork, Ireland who sculpts air with sound. His work uses sound as a physical field of perception to encourage us to consider our physical experience of sound through our bodies, the space they inhabit and also the psychological shaping of time and duration by the auditory. For him sound is weather and his work entreats us to feel and hear air. His live performances, installations and album releases span pipe organ through to feedback, immersive resonances via turntables and custom-made vinyl, as well as carefully detailed field recordings from remote areas in Australia where he lived for many years. The Wire surmises that “behind the music lurk such [disparate] presences as Alvin Lucier, King Tubby, Murray Schafer and Eliane Radigue.”

From beginnings 35 years ago as a classically trained organist the past ten years have seen him release work on labels such as LINE, The Tapeworm, Winds Measure and his own Recorded Fields Editions. Curgenven has performed extensively across Australia and Europe, including Maerzmusik festival (Berlin), TodaysArt festival (Den Haag), Ultrahang Festival (Budapest), Sonic Acts (Amsterdam), Cork Film Festival, Lausanne Underground Film/Music Festival, Laznia Centre for Contemporary Art (Gdansk), Leipzig Gallery for Cont. Art, Northern Territory Centre for Cont. Art (Darwin) as well as residencies in Milan (O’), Venice (Forte Marghera), Rotterdam (Worm), Berlin (Transit Lounge) and Alice Springs (Art/Land/Culture). He has presented sound, audiovisual and sculptural work in group exhibitions for Transmediale (Berlin), 10 Years of Microsound (Diapason Gallery, New York), National Film & Sound Archive (Australia) and galleries throughout Australia & Europe including National Gallery of Australia (Canberra) and a solo exhibition at Centre for Contemporary Art, Torun (Poland).

http://recordedfields.net/

James Kelly

As a turntablist for the last 15 years, James Kelly's music explores the remixing of vinyl using DJ scratch techniques for the creation of new music. The project presented at the Sue Townsend Theatre takes his compositional approach in new directions by utilising a disc cutting lathe - a machine which is traditionally used in the manufacture of records. The mechanism and limitations of the lathe itself are used as an artistic tool to shape the music. The performance is created using three turntables to mix music which Kelly has cut to vinyl using a range of experimental disc cutting techniques that alter the timbre of sound recordings. Part performance, part exhibition, the work is presented is an audio visual performance in collaboration with The Lab Visuals. Live video feeds are mixed together making the compositional process accessible to the audience.

In 2009 Kelly was selected by UK Young Artists to represent the UK at the Young Artists Biennale in Skoje, Macedonia. Other notable performances include; Tate Modern, Modern Art Oxford, New Art Exchange, Nottingham and The Avenue Gallery, Northampton.

https://minimaljames.wordpress.com/



MTI presents: Sonic Spaces - Mantis & MVG

Tue, 03/07/2017 - 15:18
The De Montfort University Music, Technology & Innovation 2016-17 #LoveInternational concert series presents:

Sonic Spaces - MANTIS & MVG
Wednesday March 8th 2017, 7pm, PACE
https://www.facebook.com/events/487455868309692/

This project represents an exploration and discovery of sonic spaces with the bass clarinet center stage. Each piece takes its own shape and occupies a unique place in sonic space. Engage personally and emotionally in its sounds, but also understand the objective acoustic nature of each work. The sole aim is to create a point of departure, in order to provide and generate dialogue, discussion, and a way forward towards refinement and reinvention.
MVG presents works from her latest program ‘SS:ARs’ in which composers from NOVARS, the electroacoustic music department at the University of Manchester, & Mantis Manchester, bring you the cutting edge of research in the creation of electroacoustic sounds and music.

Music by Haruka Hirayama, Julián Ávila, Richard Scott, Falk Morawitz, Rosalía Soria, and Ricardo Climent

PACE building, Richmond Street, Leicester UK, LE2 7BQ
Start time 7pm
Free entry