Federico Reuben in Journal of Music, Technology and Education
The Journal of Music, Technology and Education recently published a special edition on the Online Orchestra, an Arts & Humanities Research Council-funded project that run between October 2014 to March 2016. Federico Reuben contributed to this project as lead software developer and as a composer of a piece for female choir, string orchestra, brass and flute ensembles with musicians distributed across four locations playing together online.
Dr Reuben co-authored two articles in this issue: “Telematic performance and the challenge of latency” and “Designing a system for Online Orchestra: Computer hardware and software”, which describe some of the practical and technical challenges of distributed network performance and the solutions developed during the project to allow orchestral music to be performed over the internet. Additionally, in ”Composing for a latency-rich environment”, Rofe and Geelhoed (2017) interview him and analyse his composition Spiritus Telecommunitas (written for/with Aleks Kolkowski) alongside two other compositions written for the Online Orchestra system.
The Online Orchestra project has also recently won gold in the arts and humanities category of this year’s Reimagine Education awards; as well as it was awarded silver in the European competition (cross-discipline).
A new CD including Animus for Flute, Clarinet, violin, Cello and Piano (2015) by Chang Seok Choi has been just released today by ABLAZE Records. Chang completed his PhD at York in 2016.
PhD composition students James Mainwaring and Ben Eyes have collaborated on the new Roller Trio Album “New Devices” released today on Edition Records.
A new version of Ann Cleare’s work on magnetic fields will receive a world premiere in London this Thursday, June 14th at Goldsmith University’s Great Hall.
Rika Zayasu gave the Japanese premiere of John Stringer’s Disquiet II at Tokyo’s Art Space in March and Joseph Houston will give the Italian premiere in October in Ascoli as part of the Nuovi Spazi Musicali festival.
Thomas Simaku visited the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna where he gave a lecture for the composition class of Professor Michael Jarrell on 25 April 2018.
The music of Associate lecturer Ann Cleare had its Israeli premiere on May 7th at Tel Aviv’s Felcija Blumenthal Music Festival.