Wed, 20 Mar | Guildhall School of Music & Drama

Getting It Right? New Music/New Technologies

'Crewdson & Cevanne' perform to close this creative forum at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama.
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Getting It Right? New Music/New Technologies

Time & Location

20 Mar 2019, 18:00
Guildhall School of Music & Drama, Guildhall School of Music & Drama, London EC2Y 8DX, UK

About the Event

Creative forum at Milton Court Concert Hall, 20 March

Keynote Speaker: Professor George Lewis, Columbia University, New York.

Convenor: Professor Julian Anderson

Part of LSO Futures

This exciting event will explore pioneering uses of technology in contemporary composition, opera, improvisation, sound sculpture and more. Expect discussions on technology and access, performances on crowdsourced composing, debates on the future of electro-acoustic music, and demonstrations on technology in opera. The day also includes a new site-specific sound installation, devised by the Guildhall School's Electronic Music Department, involving students and LSO SoundHub composers.

The Keynote speaker will be pioneering composer Professor George Lewis, also a renowned trombonist and improviser, with experience of technology in a wide range of different creative contexts. Also taking part in the day are distinguished French composer Philippe Manoury (whose work Ring is performed by the LSO and conductor François-Xavier Roth at the Barbican on 24 March); and wide-ranging composer and performer Cevanne Horrocks-Hopayian, associated with the LSO’s Panufnik and Soundhub composer schemes).

Schedule

9:30-10:00 Tea and coffee

10:00-10:05 Introduction from Professor Julian Anderson

10:05-11:20 Keynote lecture by Professor George Lewis

11:20-11:45 Tea and coffee

11:45-12:45 Performances and talks

A time-anatomy in real time: the unreal-time improviser by Dr Panos Ghikas

Reinterpreting technology: an approach to the design of interactive sound installations by Alessia Milo and Giacomo Lepri

12:50-13:30 Discussion: Does electro-acoustic concert music have a future?

Chair: Julian Anderson | In conversation: Philippe Manoury, Professor George Lewis, Lisa Illean

13:30-14:20 Lunch

14:20-15:50 Performances and talks

'Jack & Bella': SmartVox synchronisation and the construction of dissociation in the opera auditorium Dr Richard Baker, Oge Nwosu and Dr Jonathan Bell

Cultural asymmetry: non-western music making in the digital age by Khyam Allami

WIKI-PIANO: realising an internet-composed solo piano work by Alexander Schubert by Dr Zubin Kanga

15:50-16:10 Tea and coffee

16:15-17:10 Discussion: How can technology influence access? Chair: Julian Anderson

17:10-18:00 Drinks reception

18:00-19:00 Final performances from 'Crewdson and Cevanne'

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