"Yorkshire Sound Women Network (YSWN) was founded in 2015 by women working in the sound technology industry who wanted to use their skills and influence to address gender and racial inequality. Our mission is to support a flourishing industry which welcomes, encourages and progresses the inclusion of women at all levels from studio floor to board room, and reflects the diversity of its participating communities." Check out their new advocacy film:
PhD composer Harry Matthews interviewed me ahead of my performance at the SHIFT concert at the Turner Sims Concert Hall, University of Southampton. 27th January 2019. Here is the interview.
"The British ElectroAcoustic Network (BEAN) is an independent, not-for-profit organisation that aims to help support, represent and promote electroacoustic music from Great Britain. BEAN was established in September 2016 by Adam Stanović (Stansbie) and James Andean with the intention of forming a national network of composers, researchers, performers and teachers with an interest in electroacoustic music. The network has two primary aims: 1) to provide a national network that explicitly foregrounds and represents electroacoustic music, and 2) to encourage the creation and dissemination of such music at national and international events."
Check out the BEAN Website here: britishelectroacousticnetwork.com/
There is a two day event on the 26th/27th January 2019 celebrating Electroacoustic Music in Great Britain at the University of Greenwich.
For more information visit here
Performance of my work: Electroacoustic Music Concert at Bournemouth University Wednesday 5th December 7pm
Delighted to be presenting my 8-channel soundscape work NightEscape (2018) at Bournemouth University tonight!
"The programme will feature music by composers Brona Martin (University of Southampton), Orestis Karamanlis (University of Athens) and BU’s Panos Amelides.
Venue: Allsebrook Lecture Theatre, Talbot Campus, Bournemouth University, BH12 5BB
Date/Time: Wednesday 5th December 2018 at 7pm
Admission is free but please register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bu-loudspeaker-orchestra-concert-5th-december-2018-tickets-53176544476
This event is organised by members of EMERGE, Creative Technology and University Music."
"10 concerts in total, 5 specially invited curators and profiled artists from five Nordic countries, concerts in 4 cities in 2 countries." Information here about the event.
This event kicks off with 2 concerts on the 5th/6th December in Oslo with concerts curated by Christian Vogel and Savannah Agger. My 8-channel soundscape work NightEscape (2018) composed at EMS studios Stockholm will be performed in Oslo on the 6th December in a concert curated by Swedish composer Savannah Agger.
October 28th Manchester: MANTIS Festival (Manchester Theatre in Sound) Premier of Sowing Seeds (2018)
November 1st Aberdeen: Sound Festival New Voices NightEscape (2018)
November 2nd Birmingham: BEASTdome: Music-Bodies_Machines Sowing Seeds (2018)
November 7th Oslo: Electric Audio Unit presents a concert of Electroacoustic Works Beyond the Lakes (2015)
November 20th Bangor: Pontio, Bangor University, Theatr Bryn Terfel
January 27th Southampton: SHIFTS Turner Sims, University of Southampton Sowing Seeds (2018)
Premier of my new work Sowing Seeds:
As a composer one of the most rewarding activities is teaching people about soundscape composition. In my workshops participants learn about the soundscape and take part in field recording and composition activities. These workshops bring a variety of people together all with an eagerness to learn something new while sharing their own creative experiences. Their own experiences of their sonic environment and connections to place offer the composer a fresh insight into a new place, such as Trafford, Manchester.
This piece is a celebration of cultural diversity, a showcase of creative ideas through the exploration of our sonic environment. The recordings gathered from these activities have been used to create a new soundscape, one in which is inspired by the creative explorations of the participants during the workshops.
I would like to thank all of the participants who attended the workshops and the staff at Seed Studios for making this happen. I would also like to thank Gemma Bass and Gary Farr for inviting me to collaborate with them on this project.
My soundscape work Beyond the Lakes was selected to be part of this project at the University of Greenwich along with other great composers.
The digital album can be downloaded here
"Our first release, Loudspeaker Music for Headphones, Volume One, features 13 electroacoustic pieces which have been replayed live through a circular eight-channel loudspeaker array.
Using a recording technique based around dummy-head microphones placed in the prime location at the centre of the array we capture the full width, depth, movement and subtle localisation in the music.
To appreciate the full spatial effect of these recordings, it's essential to listen on headphones.
Bear in mind that these recordings have a full dynamic range; quiet sections really are quiet, and loud sections really loud. Avoid turning up the volume too high!
All the composers featured on this first release have presented work at Loudspeaker Orchestra Concerts at the University of Greenwich, and participated in Sound Image conferences 2016 and 2017."
In July I attended the Sonic Arts Summer School at the Ionian University, Corfu. During this week of workshops I had the opportunity to work with Peter Batchelor (De Montfort University, Leicester), Corte Lippe (Buffalo University, New York) and Theodoros Lotis (Ionian University). I spent the week working in Max 7 building a sampler for live performance and also learning how these composers use Max to create wonderful tools for sound design (granular sampling), spatialisation and live interactive performance (using FFT for signal processing). We also spent some time working with ambisonic recordings in Reaper using ATK plugins.
This was a fantastic week spent listening, recording using ambisonics, creating sounds, problem solving, sharing creative ideas, going to concerts and performing.
I would like to thank all the staff and students at the Ionian University for organising this fantastic event and also to Peter Batchelor and Cort Lippe who shared their creative and technical expertise with us.
Performance of my new soundscape work NightEscape 2018, composed at EMS Studios Stockholm at EASTN-DC, at the University of Manchester, 27th July 6pm.
Programme details here!