Nicola LeFanu on BBC
BBC Radio 3 celebrated the 70th birthday of Emeritus Professor Nicola LeFanu by selecting her as Composer of the Week. Ten hours of broadcasting, music and interviews, provided a full retrospective of her career. Listen to it here:
LeFanu’s birthday has also been marked by an interview on BBCRadio4 ‘Front Row’, by a major orchestral BBCSO premiere, and by concerts including Wednesday May 10th, in the University of York concert series in the Lyons Concert Hall.
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 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.
A.I.LOVEs2scream captures a recent improvisation session by Federico Reuben (live coding / electronics) and Paulina Owczarek (alto saxophone).
Ricardo Alvarez Bulacio took part in two international conferences this month, presenting postdoctoral work developed at the Humanities Research Centre.
Catherine Laws gave a keynote address and a performance at ‘Embodied Monologues’, an international symposium of practitioner-researchers in music, theatre and dance, at the National University of Ireland Maynooth, on March 31st. On April 29th she will present a keynote speech at ‘Please Specify!: Sharing Artistic Research Across Disciplines’, the conference of the International Society for Artistic Research, at the University of the Arts, Helsinki, including a performance of ‘Touch and Go’ for piano, written for Catherine by Roger Marsh.
The summer term Composition Seminars kick off on April 25th with a special seminar/recital presented by Tom Williams and Juliana Yaffe (Coventry University). Tom’s composition Meditations on a Landscape is for solo soprano with electronics. The series continues with seminars from NIna Whiteman (RNCM) on May 2, Nicola LeFanu May 9, JohnTilbury May 16 , Grainne Mulvey May 30, Martin Suckling June 13 and PhD students Helen Madden and Richard Evans June 20.