EVENTS

ED WRIGHT: Composer

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New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival (NYCEMF)
Abrons Arts Centre New York - 466 Grand St, Lower East Side, NY.

16-22 July 2018 (Concert time TBC)

The New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival (NYCEMF) is the largest showcase of electroacoustic music in New York City, and one of the largest festivals of its kind in the world.  The festival began in 2009 with the intention of bringing the most innovative and creative new electroacoustic music from around the world to New York City.  Works are presented in high-quality multi-channel surround sound environments that include up to eight different simultaneous sound channels, and sometimes many more.  The festival includes music performed by acoustic musical instruments, laptops, and custom electronic devices, as well as works involving digital video, and sound installations.

The works presented each year are chosen by a panel of internationally respected composers and musicians.

The festival also features performances from a wide variety of internationally-known specialists in contemporary experimental music.  Featured performers have included cellist Madeleine Shapiro, clarinettist Esther Lamneck, pianist Keith Kirchoff, the C4 Choral Ensemble, and Patti Cudd, percussionist.

Featured performers in 2018 will include flutist Gianni Trovalusci, cellist Madeleine Shapiro, pianists Keith Kirchoff and Jocelyn Ho, clarinet and tarogató player Esther Lamneck, violinist Maja Cerar, clarinetist Marianne Gythfeldt, and percussionist Patti Cudd.

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Live gig for BBC Radio 3

Neuadd Ogwen, Bethesda Stryd Fawr, LL57 3AN Bethesda, Gwynedd

14/3/18 7:00 pm

We (Rob Spaull, Charles Gershom Spendlove & Ed Wright aka. Accretion Entropy)are playing as part of a gig put on and broadcast by BBC Radio 3.... It's a free event so please do come along, listen, support and be a part of the audience and atmosphere! We'll post more details as they become available and are finalized for the moment here is the program web page :) http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07xf2tw

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Listen to the Voice of Fire


Ceredigion Museum 

10/3/18 at 7.30pm

Japanese works from Aberystwyth University’s renowned ceramics collection are set to provide the inspiration for an experimental music project led by a leading Japanese sound artist.

Toshimaru Nakamura, described as one of the most important electronic composers of the 20th and 21st centuries, will spend a week working in Aberystwyth at the beginning of March 2018.

The ceramics collection at the School of Art features works from contemporary Japanese ceramicists, along with earlier medieval works of mythological figures.

Working with experimental musicians Jenn Kirby, Dafydd Roberts, Ed Wright, Andrew Leslie Hooker and Aberystwyth born harpist Rhodri Davies, Nakamura will use these pieces to develop an object score as a basis for an improvised musical performance.

An additional dimension to the sonic recipe will be provided by Dr Fred Labrosse from the Department of Computer Science who will scan the selected ceramics.

The data gleaned from the scans will be fed into software that will convert their physical attributes into a series of sounds for making music.

Through this process, ceramic glaze, depth and luminosity can give rise to unexpected tonalities affecting pitch, amplitude and timbre.

The group will also spend time working in a recording-studio.

This part of the project will be documented by film maker Dr Greg Bevan from the Department of Theatre, Film and Television Studies and shown at the 2019 Aberystwyth International Ceramics Festival.

The ceramics chosen by Nakamura and his collaborators will also go on show in the Arts Centre’s ceramics gallery in March 2018.

The project will culminate with Nakamura’s Welsh debut performance – Listen to the Voice of Fire at Ceredigion Museum on Saturday 10 March 2018 at 7.30pm.

The public performance will follow a project workshop with Nakamura at the Foundry Studio in the Parry Williams Building on Friday 9 March 11am - 1pm (free admission).

Open to students and the wider community, this will be a rare opportunity to see Nakamura’s approach at close hand. Anyone with an interest in contemporary electronic music is warmly encouraged to attend this free event.

“Presenting a premier Japanese experimental sound artist to new audiences in mid and west Wales will be thrilling,” said Dr Roberts, “and give confidence to the emerging Wales Sound Network to develop international links with Japan, a country with longstanding dynamism in experimental music.

“We have an opportunity now to develop new links with Japanese artists and academic and arts worlds and potential in future to develop this into funded projects to extend mutual understanding and activity.”

Nakamura’s visit to Wales has been made possible through financial support from the Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation and the Daiwa Anglo Japanese Foundation.

Dr Roberts added: “Both these funders recognise how hard it is to bring stellar performers to centres outside of large conurbations.”

Listen to the Voice of Fire works is staged in partnership with Ceredigion Museum.

Toshimaru Nakamura
Nakamura’s instrument is the no-input mixing board, which describes a way of using a standard mixing board as an electronic music instrument, producing sound without any external audio input.

Nakamura pioneered this approach to the use of the mixing board in the mid 1990's and has since then appeared on over one hundred audio publications, including nine solo CD's.

He has performed throughout Europe, North America, Argentina, New Zealand, Australia, Korea, China, Singapore and Malaysia, performing and recording both as a soloist and in collaboration with numerous other musicians.

As an active organizer of concerts in Tokyo, Nakamura has helped many musicians to travel to Japan and find places to perform, both with himself and with others.

From 1998 to 2003 Nakamura and Tetuzi Akiyama ran the concert series Improvisation Series at Bar Aoyama and then later the Meeting at Off Site series of concerts.

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Mor a Mynydd Mountains and Molehills

Balaclafa Galery Caernarfon LL55 1TG

2/3/18 7:00pm

Solo gallery set interpreting the visual works of Mike Murray and Andrew Cooper.

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OscilloScope

Club dB Bangor Gywnedd

27/2/18 6:00pm

An experimental elctronic live improv set as one third of Accretion Entropy.


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Bangor Music Festival - Dark Matter

Theatr Bryn Terfel, Pontio

3/2/18 7:30pm


The Bangor Music Festival is a unique opportunity to explore space, planets, stars and galaxies through the medium of music and science that will be an inspiration to the whole family. The Music of the Spheres will resound during Zubin Kanga’s concert, that also includes festival commissions by Maja Palser and Claire Victoria Roberts together with two iconic pieces by George Crumb and Patrick Nunn.

Live electronic sounds led by Scott Wilson will take centre stage at the Electroacoustic Wales and Birmingham Ensemble for Electroacoustic Research concert at Theatr Bryn Terfel, with additional acousmatic music by Jo Thomas.

Throughout the day the other events are placed within various locations within Pontio that presents us with an exploration of the Planetarium, music for young children with Marie-Claire Howorth and creating electronic sounds from the BEER website. Audiences will be captivated by the performance of student compositions performed by the Bangor New Music Ensemble and local instrumentalists are encouraged to improvise with the Bangor University Fusion Ensemble. Other activities include a piano masterclass and stargazing opportunities on the Friday.

http://www.bangormusicfestival.org.uk/2018-programme/dark-matter-concert/

 

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