World premiere of Simaku’s Herkommann Aria
The piece is based on a Czech baroque melody, Herkommann Aria, which serves as a ‘point of departure’; its character and salient intervallic properties are ‘freely elaborated into a textural format that focuses on the lyrical and echoes the remote atmosphere of the ancient melody’.
Simaku’s award-winning work Soliloquy V – Flauto Acerbo was broadcast on Austrian national radio, ORF, on 12 August 2016
The work was performed by Lorina Vallaster, who gave the Austrian premiere at Vienna Concert Hall, Schubert-Saal, in 2015. Commissioned by Christopher Orton and the BBC Performing Arts Fund, the world premiere was given at the Greenwich International Early Music Festival in 2008.
9:00 – Coffee – MRC Foyer
10.00 – Lecture Recital: Beau Stocker (percussion) – Rymer Auditorium
(Chair: Carmen Troncoso)
Drums – Timbre – Africa – Rhythm – Improvisation
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
Catherine Robson (Clarinet, Alto Sax., Viola, Double bass)
Stefano Gioffré – Obviously it’s love (String quartet)
Shu-Yu Lin – String quartet
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
17:30 – Wine reception – MRC Foyer
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.
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’.
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.
BBC Radio 3 celebrated the 70th birthday of Emeritus Professor Nicola LeFanu by selecting her as Composer of the Week.