Getting It Right? New Music/New Technologies
Time & Location
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).
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
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'