Dr Julie Wilson-Bokowiec has recently published the article ‘Future voices of digital opera: re-imagining the diva’ in a special edition of the International Journal of Performance Arts & Digital Media (Vol 8 No 1, Digital Opera). More information about Julie’s work as a performer, director and scholar can be found on her website: www.bodycoder.com
Dr Pierre Alexandre Tremblay is on tour in the UK, Netherlands, France, Belgium and Canada and with his duo de type inconnu with dates from 5-20 May 2012. Details as follows:
05/05/2012 – The Edge, Birmingham, UK
07/05/2012 – Servant Jazz Quarters, London, UK
08/05/2012 – Karnatic Lab, De Badcuyp, Amsterdam, NL
09/05/2012 – Le périscope, Lyon, FR
11/05/2012 – Mons, BE
20/05/2012 – Festival international de musique actuelle de Victoriaville, Québec, CA
Audio samples at: http://detypeinconnu.bandcamp.com/
EXAUDI vocal ensemble has been residence at CeReNeM/University of Huddersfield from 28 April to 2 May, supported by a generous grant from the University Research Fund. In addition to extensive rehearsals on works by CeReNeM staff members Aaron Cassidy (PRSF New Music 20×12 commission) and Bryn Harrison (Britten-Pears commission), the group led a vocal workshop with Huddersfield undergraduate singers, a composition workshop with CeReNeM postgraduate composers, and school education/outreach events in composition and choral singing at Huddersfield New College.
James Weeks, conductor and Artistic Director of EXAUDI vocal ensemble, has been keeping a blog about the process of learning, preparing, and rehearsing Aaron Cassidy’s new work, A painter of figures in rooms, commissioned by the PRSF New Music 20×12 programme for the 2012 London Cultural Olympiad.
Composers Pierre-Alexandre Tremblay, Monty Adkins, Aaron Einbond, and clarinettist Heather Roche attended INTER/actions, a three day conference (10-12 April) and mini-festival, exploring performance and interaction in electronic music at the University of Bangor. Organised by Xenia Pestova and her team, the conference featured a mix of workshops, lectures and performances. Four composers based at Huddersfield were represented: Aaron Einbond’s ‘Temper’ for bass clarinet and electronics, a movement from Monty Adkins’ Four Shibusa (the album recently released on audiobulb) for clarinet and electronics, Pierre-Alexandre Tremblay’s ‘La rupture inéluctable’ for bass clarinet and electronics and Eric Maestri’s ‘Ritratto Vivente’ for violin and electronics (with Georgia Privitera, violin). Se-Lien Chuang made the video of the performance of Tremblay’s work given by Heather Roche which is now available on YouTube.