LAB11: Joanna Bailie, Caitlin Rowley, Matthew Sergeant

Wednesday 6 December 2017, 12-4pm

We welcome Berlin-based composer Joanna Bailie in Lab 11 to talk about her recent audio-visual work and its use of synchronisation and sampling. In the first half of the lab, Caitlin Rowley will discuss her recent work using handmade boxes as scores, and Matthew Sergeant will demonstrate a new project exploring construction and materiality.

The lab meets from 12-2pm in CM119 and then we move to CM106 from 2-4pm for Joanna’s talk.

Caitlin Rowley / Matthew Sergeant (12-2pm, CM119)

Matthew Sergeant will introduce, workshop and open-up for discussion his composition-instrument APPARATUS-I (Steel) from his project-in-progress The Apparatus Project. The wider ongoing project is currently devising sonic applications for philosopher Karen Barad’s notion of ‘apparatus’ – foregrounding the agential properties of physical materials.

Caitlin Rowley will talk about her recent piece Community of Objects, which explores ideas about private experience, subjectivity and intimacy through a handmade single-use score.

Joanna Bailie (2-4pm, CM106)

In the last few years my research has involved the exploration of audio-visual correspondences as viewed through the lens of what might be described as a techno-poetical approach. I’ll be looking at synchronisation, synesthesia and sampling, and showing work of my own and other artists relating to these topics.

Joanna Bailie was born in London in 1973 and now lives in Berlin. She studied composition with Richard Barrett, electronic music at the Koninklijk Conservatorium in Holland and in 1999 won a fellowship to study at Columbia University. She is currently in the final stages of her PhD at City, University of London.

Her music has been performed by groups such as Ensemble Musikfabrik, L’instant Donné, EXAUDI, Ensemble Mosaik, The Nieuw Ensemble, Apartment House, The London Sinfonietta, The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, the SWR Vokalensemble and the Ives Ensemble. She has been programmed at events such as the Donaueschinger Musiktage, Venice Biennale, Huddersfield, SPOR Festival, Festival Reims Scènes d’Europe, Tuned City, Darmstadt, the Borealis and Ultima festivals in Norway and the Transit festival in Belgium.

Her recent work includes chamber music and installation, and is characterized by the use of field recordings together with acoustic instruments. She is also interested in the interplay between the audio and visual as evidenced by her works for camera obscura which include the installation The place you can see and hear and the music-theatre piece Analogue.

Together with composer Matthew Shlomowitz, Joanna is the founder and artistic director of Ensemble Plus-Minus, in May 2010 she was the guest curator at the SPOR Festival in Aarhus, Denmark and in September 2015 she curated and produced the Cut and Splice Festival for BBC Radio 3. She has taught composition at City University London, The Royal Academy of Music in Aarhus and at the 47th edition of the Darmstadt International Summer Course for New Music. In 2016 she was a guest of the DAAD Artists-in-Berlin-program.

For more information, please see Joanna’s website.

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