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Ann Cleare’s Miller Theatre Concert previewed in the New York Times

Miller Theatre in New York City has unveiled its 2017-18 season, which is to include an evening length Portrait Concert of Composer Ann Cleare, Associate Lecturer of Composition in the Music Department. The new season was officially announced on The New York Times“Six living composers have been deemed ready for their close-ups in next season’s vital Composer Portraits series at the Miller Theatre at Columbia University. Marcos Balter, Chen Yi, Raphaël Cendo, Ann Cleare, Christopher Cerrone and Frederic Rzewski will each attend concerts devoted to their music next season at the Miller Theatre. The series — each concert is an evening-long exploration of the work of a single living artist — has developed into one of the most important habitats in New York’s new-music ecosystem.”

Ann Cleare’s Portrait Concert will take place on March 1, 2018 in collaboration with the International Contemporary Ensemble, to include a new work co-commissioned by Miller Theatre and the ensemble:

“Addressing themes that range from darkness and isolation to perception and discovery, Ann Cleare has an uncanny ability to translate our innermost experiences and emotions through music. But the spatial and visual aspects of sound excite her, too, as in the multi-dimensional eyam iv (Pluto’s Farthest Moons). International Contemporary Ensemble presents some of the young Irish composer’s most striking works, including the square of yellow light that is your window, inspired by fellow Irish artist Oscar Wilde.”

  • Postgraduate Forum September 27th

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    9:00 – Coffee – MRC Foyer
    10.00 – Lecture Recital: Beau Stocker (percussion) – Rymer Auditorium
    (Chair: Carmen Troncoso)
    Drums – Timbre – Africa – Rhythm – Improvisation
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    11:00 – Coffee – MRC Foyer
    11:30 – Paper Session 1 – Rymer Auditorium (Chair: Catherine Fahy)
    Helen Diggle – “Such a Lappish Thing that it Cannot Be Translated”: Joik as a
    Reimagined Method of Communication
    James Redelinghuys – African Eyes, African-ize, African Ass
    Katherine O’Neill – The way you make me feel’ An investigation into the effect
    of induced empathy on subjective response to music
    13:00 – Lunch – MRC Foyer
    14:00 – Composition Workshop – Jack Lyons (Chair: Dr Martin Suckling)
    Carlo Banhos Estolano – Liv 10 Anos (flute quartet, classical guitar and
    percussion)
    Catherine Robson (Clarinet, Alto Sax., Viola, Double bass)
    Stefano Gioffré – Obviously it’s love (String quartet)
    Shu-Yu Lin – String quartet
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    15:30 – Coffee – MRC Foyer
    16:00 – Paper Session 2 – Rymer Auditorium (Chair: Owen Burton)
    Neil Luck – Operatic Mass Actions – A report on a collaborative ‘City-Opera’
    project for Aarhus 2017
    Lizzie Kirk – Community Music in Higher Education: A Dialogic Approach to the
    Interaction of Theory and Practice
    Bella Clifford – Notions of Virtuosity, Female Accomplishment, and the Violin
    ‘Ban’ at the Turn of the Eighteenth-Nineteenth Centuries
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    17:30 – Wine reception – MRC Foyer

  • Zamora ‘O Magnum Mysterium’ shortlisted

    Carlos Zamora’s chor piece “O Magnum Mysterium” was shortlisted at the 2nd MICF Composition Competition in the Malta International Choir Festival.

  • Ben Eyes works as sound designer and engineer for the Jane Horrocks show “Cotton Panic” at Manchester International Festival.

    PhD Composition student Ben Eyes is currently working as sound designer and sound engineer for the Jane Horrocks show “Cotton Panic” at Manchester International Festival.

  • ICAD Award to Ben Eyes and James Cave

    Ben Eyes and James Cave won an award at the International Community for Auditory Display conference 2017 at Penn State, for ‘Best Use of Sound’.

  • Nicola LeFanu on BBC

    BBC Radio 3 celebrated the 70th birthday of Emeritus Professor Nicola LeFanu by selecting her as Composer of the Week.

  • The Magic Paintbrush (By Helen Madden) and Greenacre School Anthem (By Judith Weir and Helen Madden).

     

    Feb 13th and 15th 2017 saw two very special performances of ‘The Magic paintbrush’, a folk opera written for professional performers and school children.