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).
York composer’s new work receives its world premiere by one of Europe’s finest ensembles of contemporary music
Thomas Simaku’s new work Klang Inventions, written for and dedicated to the musicians of the prestigious ensemble Klangforum of Vienna, received its world premiere at the 10th Pharos Foundation International Festival in Nicosia on 12 October 2018.
Federico Reuben has a new improvisation album out on the squib-box net label with a new trio with Mark Hanslip and Paul Hession.
Thomas Simaku has received a PRS Foundation award from the Composers’ Fund in association with Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.
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.