CeReNeM newsletter Nov-Dec 2013

It has been another incredibly busy and vibrant period for CeReNeM. Staff and students, notably Dr Philip Thomas and the edges ensemble, presented work at this year’s Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival in November and we also hosted a dialogue between the festival’s Composer-in-Residence, Hector Parra and current PhD students Beavan Flanagan, Pia Palme and David Pocknee. A round-up of the festival’s highlights can be found here.

We toasted Dr Bryn Harrison on his exciting win of a Paul Hamlyn Foundation Award and launched Bryn’s and Richard Glover’s new publication ‘Overcoming form’ (University of Huddersfield Press) with a reception and concert. The news items below detail recent book, journal, software and CD publications from CeReNeM members as well as excellent reviews for this work. More information about staff research projects can be found on our website.

PhD student, Seth Woods at McGill University’s CIRMMT
PhD student, Seth Woods at McGill University’s CIRMMT

Current PhD students have also had many successes: Seth Woods is a visiting researcher in Montreal at McGill University’s CIRMMT/IDMIL Institutes working on the first phase of motion capture for his work on physical processes and digital prosthetic musical instruments. Rodrigo Constanzo has put out a new album in collaboration with flautist Richard Craig. Chikako Morishita has been commissioned by the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra to write a work for 2 flutes and orchestra for 2014. Pedro Alvarez was selected as ‘Artist in Residence’ (Vienna, 2014) and Pia Palme has just been awarded an ‘Austrian federal scholarship for composition 2014’ in order to pursue her opera project ‘Membrane domain’. please see postgraduate news for more information as well as the news below.

Enquiries: Prof. Liza Lim, l.lim@hud.ac.uk