CeReNeM Newsletter Jan-March 2014

David Toop, opening concert of Electric Spring, 26 March 2014
David Toop, opening concert of Electric Spring, 26 March 2014

CeReNeM has hosted numerous visiting artists and researchers in February and March: the annual Electric Spring Festival and Max-MSP Symposium took place 26 Feb-2 March and was kickstarted with 2 days of intensive workshops in sound art, improvisation and electronics led by David Toop and Minoru Sato organised by PhD student Ryoko Akama. In the same week, Dr Timothy O’Dwyer, Head of Contemporary Music at La Salle College of the Arts, Singapore visited to give a lecture-recital. We’ve had wonderful concerts and workshops by visiting artists Ashot Sarkissjan (violin), Garth Knox (viola), Distractfold Ensemble and Line Upon Line percussion trio, working with both postgraduate and undergraduate composers. The monthly Re.sound electroacoustic concert series at Huddersfield continues to showcase postgraduate and staff work.

Coming up

Coming up, we have concerts by PhD student Diego Castro, guitar (17 March) and by Ensemble Discord from Belgium as part of the Advanced Masters of Contemporary Chamber Music at University College Ghent exchange programme with Huddersfield composers (24 March). On Tuesday 18th March the symposium: Analysis of Electroacoustic Music: Contexts, Methods, Perspectives takes place in the Researcher Hub at the University. The following evening, Prof. Pierre Alexandre Tremblay gives his inaugural professorial lecture (details below). Prof. Adkins is hosting the Beyond Pythagoras Symposium in electronic music and sound art, 21-23 March 2014.

CeReNeM Journal, Issue 4 published

An update on the many recent achievements of CeReNeM students can be found on their blog. Of special note is the publication of the postgraduate-led CeReNeM Journal, Issue 4 edited by Pedro Alvarez. This is an ambitious volume of articles by PhD students and early career researchers from across the UK, Europe and USA.

Please see below for news of staff publications, performances and premieres, conferences and public lectures as well as fantastic press for recent CDs and our own HCR label.

Enquiries: l.lim@hud.ac.uk