(c) Dominik Hodel

LAB7: Cathy van Eck

March 27, 2017 / 0 comments

Wednesday 5 April, 12-4pm, CM108 In Lab 7 we welcome Cathy van Eck who will present recent work that explores microphones and loudspeakers as instruments, as well as ongoing work by Lab composers Louis d’Heudieres, Oogoo Maia and James Saunders. 12-2pm: Cathy van Eck – Air, Electricity and Movement Cathy van Eck composes relationships between everyday objects, human performers,…

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LAB6: Peter Ablinger, Caitlin Rowley, Vassilis Chatzimakris

February 28, 2017 / 0 comments

Wednesday 8 March, 12-4pm, CM108 In Lab 6 we investigate interdisciplinary approaches to scoring, considering uses of different media and modes of realisation. Caitlin Rowley explores the hidden space of the rehearsal as a site for performance, and Vassilis Chatzimakris looks at interfacial scores. Our visitor is Peter Ablinger, one of the most consistently inventive…

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LAB5: Matthew Shlomowitz, Alex Glyde-Bates, Ben Jameson

January 23, 2017 / 0 comments

Wednesday 1 February, 12-4pm, CM108 In Lab 5 we feature work that uses found materials and processes, considering the way music references and translates aspects of the world. We welcome Matthew Shlomowitz, who will discuss his Popular Contexts series, and he is joined by two of his PhD students from Southampton, Ben Jameson and Alex Glyde-Bates. The…

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LAB4: Jennifer Walshe, Robert Luzar, Oogoo Maia

January 4, 2017 / 0 comments

Wednesday 11 January, 12-4pm, CM131 In the fourth lab we explore physicality and scoring. Robert Luzar will present recent video demonstrations and discuss their relationship with live performance, and Oogoo Maia considers the musician’s body as a site of music-making through a series of interactive games. In the second part we welcome composer/performer Jennifer Walshe who will present…

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LAB3: report

December 9, 2016 / 0 comments

The third lab of the year featured presentations by Andrew Hugill and visiting composer David Pocknee. The theme of technology and human agency emerged across the two sessions: Andrew Hugill Andrew opened his presentation on ‘“Open” Scores and Creative Computing’ with a set of challenges to consider the role of the user/audience, the creative abuse of…

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d’Heudieres in London, Saunders in Manchester, both in Berlin

November 21, 2016 / 0 comments

Open Scores Lab members Louis d’Heudieres and James Saunders had pieces played in November at series in London and Manchester. Louis’s new piece Vox Pop was performed at Bastard Assignments’  New Teeth 3 show at Block 336 in Brixton on 4 November. The piece extends his use of audio scores, using Wagner as source material for a…

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LAB3: David Pocknee, Andrew Hugill

November 15, 2016 / 0 comments

Wednesday 7 December, 12-4pm, CM131 The third lab considers the nature of scoring and its relationship with digital technologies. We welcome composer David Pocknee to talk about the grid, completeness, and divination, following a presentation and discussion led by Andrew Hugill on human and machine creativity and their impact on score paradigms. 12-2pm: Andrew Hugill…

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LAB2: Cassandra Miller, Matthew Robertson, James Saunders

October 21, 2016 / 0 comments

Wednesday 2 November, 12-4pm [12-2pm, CM131 / 2-4pm CM225] The second Lab focuses on vocality and verbal communication, featuring a visit from Canadian composer Cassandra Miller. Cassandra’s Duet for Cello and Orchestra was performed at last year’s Tectonics festival in Glasgow, and she will speak about transcription and vocal quality. The Lab will also include new…

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LAB1: report

October 10, 2016 / 0 comments

The first Lab of 2016-17 featured presentations from PhD composers Louis d’Heudieres and Luke Nickel, followed by visiting composer Michael Winter. Louis d’Heudieres Louis d’Heudieres presented his work Laughter Studies 2 (2015), for two performers, realised by Leandro Maia and Marcus Day. In the Laughter Studies pieces, each performer follows an individual aural score delivered…

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Matt Robertson at Vocal Vertebra Bcn

October 3, 2016 / 0 comments

Matt Robertson is performing in Vocal Vertebra Bcn on 5 October at Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona. The performance is drawn from his work with the experimental poetry workshop Writers Forum initiated by Bob Cobbing at Goldsmiths College and ‘invites the audience to the sound and visual exploration of gestures, accents, sounds and movements of the performance.’…

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