Pioneers: Composers Desktop Project and Archer Endrich

October 24, 2020 | 7:00 pm 9:00 pm
The House, ICCMR Studio, University of Plymouth

Cinema for the ear: electroacoustic music
Curated by Dr Archer Endrich

Entrance free. Booking required. Note: Small venues with limited space. Please e-mail nuria.bonet@plymouth.ac.uk to reserve your place.

The Composers Desktop Project, or CDP, is an international cooperative network that has been developing music software since 1986. CDP is one of the most comprehensive software tools for sound transformations and composition ever developed. Their pioneering tools allow composers to manipulate recorded sound to write music and are now open-source. As one of the pioneers involved in the CDP, Archer presents a programme of pieces written with these tools. He will also give the world premiere of his latest piece Van der Donck’s Vision. This will be an exciting opportunity to revisit some of the best music coming out of the Composers Desktop Project in an immersive loudspeaker environment.

Born in the USA, Archer is a composer of both acoustic and electroacoustic music. He migrated to the UK in 1971 and completed a Doctorate in Music Composition at the University of York.  He has been Coordinator and administrator of CDP since its inception in 1987.  Archer is a Visiting Research Fellow at ICCM where he conducts research into electroacoustic music composition and sound design and contributes teaching.

Programme:
Crosstalk (6’48”) – Mike Vaughan
No. 5 (5’41”) – Gustav Ciamaga
Sax (6’15”) – Dale Perkins
No. 6 (3’57”) – Gustav Ciamaga
Inja (10’16”) – Adam Stanovic
No. 8 (5’52”) – Gustav Ciamaga
Van der Donck’s Vision (15′) – Archer Endrich