Sound Agendas Programme

SOUND AGENDAS COMPOSERS’ CONFERENCE

Value – Practice – Craft – Future

The University of Sheffield, Friday 27 April – Sunday 29 April 2018

DRAFT PROGRAMME Updated 22/04/18

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See links at the bottom of the page for venue locations

Thursday, 26th April 19:30, FIRTH COURT, CONCERT

CeNMaS Launch–Sarah Watts, Jonathan Ayerst and Ligeti Quartet perform new works by Sheffield composers

Friday, 27th April 9:30-16:30, HUMANITIES RESEARCH INSTITUTE

Ligeti Quartet Professional Development Workshop

Observers by ticket only (no charge, limited availability)

9:30-12:30

12:30-13:30

13:30-16:30

Workshop Session 1 (with refreshments)

Lunch break for artists (observers make own arrangements)

Workshop Session 2 (with refreshments)

Dinner – own arrangements

Friday, 27th April 19:30, UPPER CHAPEL, CONCERT

Crippled Symmetries–Philip Thomas, Richard Craig and Damien Harron play Feldman


Saturday 28th April, 9:00-18:00, HUMANITIES RESEARCH INSTITUTE

Sound Agendas Composers’ Conference

8:45-9.00, ATRIUM

Registration

9.00-10.40

Concurrent Sessions Round 1

SESSION 1A CONFERENCE ROOM

CHAIR: George Nicholson

#practice #visual #theatre

9:00-9:30

James Whittle

Music is Theatre: ‘it’s not too late for us to have bodies’

9.30-10.00

Jenny Jackson

The Theatre of Musical Performance: how much do we ‘see’ music?

10.00-10.10

Laura Shipsey (Cardiff University)

Sonic Portraiture—a Point of View paper (5 mins)

10.10-10.40

James Redelinghuys (University of York)

Employing Hidden Rituals

SESSION 1B SEMINAR ROOM

CHAIR: Ben Gaunt

#craft #harmony #voice-leading

9:00-9:30

Daniel Fardon (University of Birmingham)

Constructing Tonalities: fluid orientations and how choices in tonality and style relate to expressive possibilities in contemporary composition and its craft

9:30-9:40

Claire Roberts (Bangor University)

Lines and Leads: addressing harmonies in contemporary music – a Point of View paper (5 mins)

9:40-9:50

5 min break

SESSION 1C SEMINAR ROOM

CHAIR: Ben Gaunt

#future#new practices

10:00-10:40

Colin Frank (University of Huddersfield)

Hybridized Practice: Multifaceted Approaches to Creation – a Point of View paper (5 mins)

Ellen Sargen (University of Sheffield)

Discussing the impact of Western ‘appropriation’ on scoring for the Chinese guzheng: questioning prescriptive practice in contemporary composition – a Point of View paper (5 mins)

Darragh Kelly (Trinity College Dublin)

The Superfold: Digital Media and Conceptual Composition – a Point of View paper (5 mins)

DISCUSSION

10:40-11:00

ATRIUM

Coffee/Tea

11:00-11:50

CONFERENCE ROOM, KEYNOTE (Intro: Dorothy Ker)

Christopher Fox

11:50-12:15

Walk to Firth Court, Western Bank, Sheffield S10 2TN

12:15-13:15

FIRTH COURT, LUNCHTIME CONCERT

Lucas Fels, cello

1:30-14:15

KREBS CAFE, FIRTH COURT (ground floor)

Lunch

14:15-14:30

Return to HRI

14:30-16:00

Concurrent Sessions Round 2

SESSION 2A CONFERENCE ROOM

CHAIR: Moss Freed

#practice #theatre #texts

14:00-14:30

Liz Johnson

(com)Mission Impossible? One Composer’s Practice

14:30-15:00

David Power

Ho what a Beano – Why Set the Poem Twice?

15:00-15:30

Edmund Hunt

Ancient Texts – Contemporary Voices?

SESSION 2B SEMINAR ROOM

CHAIR:

#craft #form #audibledesign

14:00-14:30

Patrick Jones (University of York)

Stasis and Directionality in Locks of the Approaching Storm for mixed octet

14:30-15:00

Elspeth Brooke (Royal Northern College of Music)

Applying Cinematographic Techniques and Aesthetics of Perspective and Proximity in Michelangelo Antonioni’s L’avventura to Instrumental Composition

15:00-15:30

Ambrose Seddon (Bournemouth University)

Audible Relationships in Acousmatic Music Composition

16:00-16:30

ATRIUM/MEETING ROOM

Coffee/Tea and Poster Session

POSTER SESSION, MEETING ROOM

CHAIR: Dorothy Ker

#scores #instruments #audiovisual

16:10-16:30

Jonathan Packham (St Hilda’s College, Oxford)

Performative Nonlinearity in the Context of a 360° Mobile Score

Lynette Quek (University of York)

Performance and Technology within Audiovisual Settings: a musician’s viewpoint

Lynette Quek and Carmen Troncoso Caceres (University of York)

Recordeur I-II

Gilberto Agostinho (City University)

Towards an Automatic Approach to Instrumental Music

16:30-18:00

Concurrent Sessions Round 3

SESSION 3A CONFERENCE ROOM

CHAIR: Ellen Sargen

#practice #openscores #control

16:30-17:00

Scott Hewitt (Leeds College of Music)

Composing Processing Spaces to Prompt Improvisation

17:00-17.30

Stephen Chase

…and always in a new way’—A Memo on (In)consistency

17:30-18:00

Moss Freed (University of Huddersfield/University of Hull)

Balancing Control: formulating the grid score

SESSION 3B SEMINAR ROOM

CHAIR: Adam Stanovic

#practice #process #space

16:30-17:00

Alejandro Albornoz Rojas (University of Sheffield)

‘La Lumière Artificielle’: Acousmatic octophonic cycle based on an idea by the Chilean poet Vicente Huidobro

17:00-17.30

Duncan MacLeod (University of Nottingham)

Sounding Out The Space: a composer’s perspective on spatial music

17:30-18:00

Steve Gisby

Iterative Music: loops, layers, found material and subjectifying the objective

18:00

Walk to DINA

Pre-dinner drinks (not included in conference fee)

19:30 DINA (UPSTAIRS PRIVATE ROOM)

DINNER

Ticket entry (not included in conference fee, book at online store by 14:00 Weds 25th April)


Sunday, 29th April 9:00-14:30

HUMANITIES RESEARCH INSTITUTE

Sound Agendas Composers’ Conference

9:00-10:30

Concurrent Sessions Round 4

SESSION 4A CONFERENCE ROOM

CHAIR: James Whittle

#practice #notations #interpretation

9:00-9:30

Desmond Clarke

Mediating Composition and Improvisation using Live-generated Video Scores

9:30-10:00

Martin Vishnik

Creating a sound-based aesthetic for music for music played on the classical guitar

10:00-10:30

Stephen Preston (Royal Northern College of Music)

Interpretation and Beyond: Perspectives from Composer and Performer

SESSION 4B SEMINAR ROOM

CHAIR:

#craft #instruments #vegetables

9:00-9:30

Ben Eyes (University of York)

Composing with New Instruments

9:30-10:00

Jacob Randell (University of Leeds)

Composing with Decoupled Organ Pipes: Creating an Organ Pipe Ensemble

10:00-10:30

Jacob Thompson-Bell and Adam Martin (Leeds College of Music)

Unusual Ingredients: Reflections on creating a cross-modal musical-culinary

10:30-10:45

ATRIUM

coffee/tea

10:45-12:15

Concurrent Sessions Round 5

SESSION 5A CONFERENCE ROOM

CHAIR: Dorothy Ker

#practice #mathematics #matrices

10:45-11.15

Dimitris Papageorgiou, (University of Edinburgh)

Notational Machines

11:15-11:45

Alexander Blustin (Colchester New Music); Francis Knights, (Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge); Pablo Padilla (UNAM, Mexico); Dan Tidhar (Cambridge Baroque Labs)

New Structures in Composition: Mathematical Methods

11:45-12:15

Hannah Firmin (University of Leeds)

Parts and Wholes: Open Form and Micro-dramaturgy in My Quartet: Rock Formation (2017)

SESSION 5B SEMINAR ROOM

CHAIR: Alejandro Albornoz Rojas

#practice #identity #east-west

10:45-11.15

Carlos Zamora (University of York)

The Use of Pre-Columbian Music in my Composition Process

11:15-11:45

Andreas Tsiartas (University of York)

Memory and Rite: Re-defining Sound and Identity between East and West

11:45-12:15

12:15-13:00

ATRIUM

Lunch

13:00-14:30

Concurrent Sessions Round 6

SESSION 6A CONFERENCE ROOM

CHAIR: Dorothy Ker

#future #academia #coaching

13:00-13:30

Martin Scheuregger (University of Lincoln) and Christopher Leedham (Leeds College of Music)

The Composer’s Place in Academia

13:30-14:00

Charles Gaskell

Composing’s Hidden Game – How Useful is Coaching in the Composition Process?

14:00-14:30

Neil Smith, (University of Nottingham)

‘Emerging Composers’ and the Composition Opportunity

SESSION 6B SEMINAR ROOM

CHAIR: George Nicholson

#future #gender #curation

13:00-13:30

Nicholas Peters

Unconscious Curators

13:30-14:00

Harry Perry (Bangor University)

Not special, but specialised: Reappraising the role of the composer within an interconnected cultural space

14:00-14:30

Walk to DINA

Drinks (not included in conference fee)

15:00 CONCERT, DINA

Sarah Watts

Bass/Contrabass clarinets, electronics

16:30 approx

END

Conference Venue List

DINA, 32A-34 Cambridge Street, Sheffield S1 4HP

Firth Court, University of Sheffield, Western Bank, Sheffield S10 2TN

Humanities Research Institute (HRI), University of Sheffield, 34 Gell Street, Sheffield S3 7QY

Krebs Cafe, Firth Court, University of Sheffield, Western Bank, Sheffield S10 2TN

Upper Chapel, Norfolk Street, Sheffield S1 2JD

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