In June 2015, following two years of careful archival research, one of our fantastic CCCU academics at the School of Music and Performing Arts, Dr Robert Rawson – alongside his baroque ensemble “The Harmonious Society of Tickle-Fiddle Gentleman” and the vocal talents of Ciara Hendrick, Phillipa Hyde and Richard Edgar-Wilson – created a world-premiere recording of Pepusch’s 1715 English-language masque Venus and Adonis.
On Friday the 16th September, one of our fantastic lecturers Dr Panos Ghikas, was involved in the performance and composition of presenting an exciting programme of new music for CMC Culture Night 2016.
On Saturday the 24th of September, rising stars and graduate success story – The Thirteen Club – will join an array of talent presented across the whole weekend for the 11th staging of Margate’s Jazz Festival.
Robert Stillman and Matt Wright, both part of the Broadstairs Music team, present ‘The Wheel’
25th September, 4pm Foyle Rooms, Turner Contemporary Gallery, Margate.
This event is free, but you should book a place here.
Here is some information about the piece:
The Wheel is a sound composition for turntables by Robert Stillman and Matt Wright. The piece uses a unique set of 5 LP’s onto which over 100 fragments of recorded solo improvisations by Stillman have been cut as looping ‘locked grooves’ . In performance, Stillman and Wright explore the possibilities of freedom and change within a world of circular sound.
The premier of this work is part of the closing day celebrations of the ‘Seeing Round Corners’ exhibition at Turner Contemporary, Margate.
School of Music and Performing Arts Research Seminar Series
Performing Arts in Dialogue with…
Wednesday 12th October 2016 1pm-2.30pm
Maxwell Davies Building (MDg01), North Holmes Campus
Invited Speaker: Dr Melissa Trimingham (University of Kent)
‘Imagining Autism: affect, autism and drama’
The Arts and Humanities Council funded project Imagining Autism: Drama, Performance and Intermediality as Interventions for Autistic Spectrum Conditions (2011-14) was investigating whether drama could impact positively on the symptoms of autism spectrum condition through immersive, media rich environments. This presentation shows footage from the project demonstrating the powerful positive ‘affect’ on children, even those without speech.
in dialogue with…
Andy Hurst (Canterbury Christ Church University)
‘Projecting the uncanny: a hunt for the ghost in the machine’
An examination of the way in which visitors to an interactive lighting installation tried to make sense of dynamic light structures as objects. The talk shares audience responses to the experience and explores haptics, the uncanny, and limitations of the primacy of the visual when dealing with embodiment.
Read more about the Imagining Autism project here.
Congratulations to Dr Vanessa Hawes and Dr Lauren Redhead whose co-edited book, Music and/as Process, was published on the 1st September!
Crossing Over is a choral composition by PhD composer and sound artist Emily Peasgood. Marking the anniversary of approximately 140 enslaved Africans on the slave ship Zong on 29 November 1781, Crossing Over will reference the transatlantic slave trade and the crossing over of migrants into the UK. Crossing Over will be performed at 4pm 29 November 2016 at Turner Contemporary.