Computer Music Research Logo

 


University of Plymouth
The House
Drake Circus
Plymouth PL4 8AA
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)1752 232579

Reaching us...

 


Past Events

Peninsula Arts Contemporary Music Festival 2006
Friday 24, Saturday 25 & Sunday 26 February 2006

Warning: Some venues have changed!

Voices

Festival Directors:
Simon Ible, Director of Music, University of Plymouth
Eduardo R Miranda, Professor of Computer Music, University of Plymouth

The weekend festival of performances, lectures, demonstrations and workshops explores contemporary music for "voices" and showcases computer music research and new creative developments at University of Plymouth.


Friday 24 February, 7.30pm

7.30pm:

Concert Tickets £7 (students free)
Upper Lecture Theatre, Sherwell Centre, University of Plymouth

Kate Westbrook, Mike Westbrook and Marcelo Gimenes

Kate Westbrook, internationally acclaimed vocalist and Mike Westbrook, the UK's foremost jazz composer, big band leader and pianist perform original songs, jazz ballads and music theatre.

Marcelo Gimenes, superb Brazilian pianist and improviser performs piano pieces by: Jonatas Manzolli: Heptaedro, Eduardo R Miranda: Carnival for Piano and Heitor Villa-Lobos: Ciclo Brasileiro

Saturday 25 February, 10.00am – 7.30pm

10.00am:

Lecture Free event
Room 105, Scott Building, University of Plymouth

Eduardo Reck de Miranda

Artificial Phonology: On Composing Music with Surreal Languages
and Disembodied Voice


Professor Miranda examines some of the techniques used to create an artificial phonological system for Sacra Conversazione, a short opera in five acts featuring human singers, artificially synthesized voices and complementary synthetic sounds. It introduces some of the most significant techniques for computer simulation and manipulation of voice used to produce materials for the piece. The lecture concludes with a discussion of lessons learned throughout the process of composing music with such techniques.


12.00pm:

Workshop Free event
Room 105, Scott Building, University of Plymouth

John Matthias

Remix Workshop

Doctor Matthias, Senior Lecturer in the School of Media and Photography at the University of Plymouth, will work with 10 participants in a live workshop looking at ways in which the participants might write/produce a short (2 minute) piece involving words/music, which will be performed at 5.00pm.


1.00pm:

Sound Diffusion Free event
Room 105, Scott Building, University of Plymouth

Electroacoustic Voices

Electroacoustic vocal pieces for loudspeakers featuring compositions by David Evan Jones, Jaap Blonk & Radboud Mens, Peter Beyls and Trevor Wishart.


2.00pm:

Lecture Free event
Room 105, Scott Building, University of Plymouth

Frances M Lynch

The Electric Voice

Vocal and microphone techniques and singing with recorded music explored through the works being presented in the programme. How to sing with different kinds of fixed microphones and exploit their attributes, whilst, avoiding the many pitfalls. How to synchronise with recorded music, and how this differs from composer to composer. How the electronics work and what is available. How to decipher scores


3.00pm:

Lecture Free event
Room 105, Scott Building, University of Plymouth

Karen Wimhurst

Transformations: from the kitchen sink to the bowl of the Universe

Composer Karen Wimhurst will talk about compositional processes and the intimacy of the female in creativity.


5.00pm:

Performance Free event
Room 105, Scott Building, University of Plymouth

John Matthias Remix Workshop Performance


7.30pm:

Concert Tickets £7 (students free)
St Matthias Church, North Hill, Plymouth

Frances M Lynch: Electric Voice Music
Voces: A capella choral music directed by Martyn Warren

Concert of vocal and electronic music including Karen Wimhurst: Phoenix, Eduardo R Miranda: Requiem per una veu perduda, Andrew Lovett: The Daughters of Sarah and Alejandro Vinao: Hildegard’s Dream, and choral works by Karen Wimhurst, settings of words by Emily Dickenson and Arvo Pärt sacred music.

Sunday 26 February, 10.30am – 1.00pm

10:00am:

Workshop Free entrance
Room 105, Scott Building, University of Plymouth

Frances M Lynch

Your Electric Voice

The workshop offers an opportunity for all-comers to have a go at singing and recording with microphones. It will be of interest as much to complete beginners as to experienced voice practitioners. We will be exploring the voice as an instrument – extending it using the electronics, having fun with it and creating some pieces of music together which use both pre-recorded & live sounds, based on the music that forms part of my programme


1:00pm:

Concert Tickets £7 (students free)
Room 105, Scott Building, University of Plymouth

Daniel & Matthew Smith remix performances
John Matthias songwriter and performer

Brothers Matthew and Daniel Smith are pleased to present VOXSONICS. An amalgamation of audio snapshots collected and dissected from between the years 1987 to 26/2/06 10-am! Nine pieces of music / art are mixed to create a fluid texture with a heavy vocal slant. Expect the humorous alongside the strange. The works include sounds from early childhood recordings / local operatic vocalists, samples of amateur cb radio enthusiasts from around the Devonshire area. Titles include: Dirty Suit, Birdman, Potato Feet and Linalool Static Kebab

John Matthias has collaborated with many internationally renowned recording artists including Radiohead and Matthew Herbert. His first solo studio album, Smalltown, Shining, was released by Accidental Records (Lifelike) in 2001 and was heralded by Time Out (London) as one of the first examples of a new genre of song-writing.

The Fire Engine, One Sunny Morning and Vipers’s Nest performed by John Matthias, Nick Ryan and Jez Taylor.

Ends approximately 2.15pm

For more information contact:

Peninsula Arts
University of Plymouth
2 Endsleigh Place
Drake Circus
Plymouth
PL4 8AA

For further details and ticket information please contact:

Alison Whitehouse
Tel: 01752 238117
Email: alison.whitehouse@plymouth.ac.uk
http://www.peninsula-arts.co.uk/

 

 

composer
John Matthias

composer
Eduardo Reck Miranda

composer
Marcelo Gimenes

composer
Alejandro Vinao

composer
Trevor Wishart

composer
Karen Wimhurst

composer
Frances Lynch