CeReNeM Newsletter Jan-March 2013

CeReNeM has hosted an extraordinarily rich array of visiting composers, performers and researchers in the first months of 2013. The Electric Spring Festival curated by Monty Adkins and Pierre Alexandre Tremblay took place  between 20-24 February showcasing new work in improvisation with electronics, invented instruments and computers, installation and video work as well as public talks and the annual MaxMSP Poweruser Symposium.

Eryck Abecassis, Electric Spring, Feb 24, 2013 (Photo: P.A. Tremblay)
Eryck Abecassis, Electric Spring, Feb 24, 2013 (Photo: P.A. Tremblay)

Just prior to this, the second part of our Erasmus exchange with the Kunstuniversität Graz took place on 17-20 Feb with lectures and masterclasses led by Austrian composers Clemens Gadenstätter and Klaus Lang, and a concert of their work, brilliantly performed by our research students in performance Seth Woods (‘cello), Alba Bru (flute) and Diego Castro (guitar).

ELISION Ensemble in St. Paul's Hall, University of Huddersfield
ELISION Ensemble in St. Paul’s Hall, University of Huddersfield

The ELISION Ensemble with musicians Tristram Williams (trumpet), Benjamin Marks (trombone), Peter Neville (percussion) and Daryl Buckley (electric guitar) were in residence 6-8 Feb giving a masterclass and concert associated with the IMR/CeReNeM International Composers Masterclass as well as a concert with works by postgraduate students Matthew Sergeant, Alex Jang and Pedro Alvarez.

The duo of Alice Teyssier (flute/voice) and Jon Hepfer (percussion) from the United States visited on 14-15 February giving a workshop and a concert which included work by postgraduate composers Pia Palme and Tom Riley.

French ‘cellist Séverine Ballon visited 4-5 March engaging with both undergraduate and postgraduate students giving a concert including works by Mary Bellamy, Liza Lim and postgraduates Braxton Sherouse and Marc Codina Contijoch. This event also saw the premiere of a work by Polish composer Dominik Karski and was generously supported by the Adam Mickiewicz Foundation (Warsaw).

Ryan Muncy, saxophone
Ryan Muncy, saxophone

Coming up on March 11 Ryan Muncy, saxophonist and director of Chicago-based ensemble Dal Niente will be in Huddersfield and giving a concert in St Paul’s Hall presenting a programme of works by Chaya Czernowin, Aaron Einbond, Ray Evanoff, Evan Johnson (world premiere), Aaron Cassidy, and CeReNeM postgraduate composers Andy Isaac and Sam Park.

All Welcome!