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.
The next in our series of Tutor Tuesdays is Stina Sommerlade, one of our lecturers in dance. Find her at @
Motion Alpha Dance Company, lead by Masters students James Middleton and Aaron Smith are helping to bring dance to a new generation of boys. The pair run all male creative dance classes that use movement to build physical confidence, co-ordination, movement vocabulary and sequences, imagination and creativity. The classes are taught by the two, who are graduates from Canterbury Christ Church University and are experienced in teaching dance with a range of ages and stages.
The Kent and Medway Collaborative Network has spoken about us, and details can be found below:
LIFTED is a choral installation created and composed by Emily Peasgood for performance by a live choir and beat boxer. Emily is a PhD student and sessional lecturer at the School of Music and Performing Arts.
The work will premiere with 70 singers and a beat boxer on Sunday 17th January 2016 inside the lift at Turner Contemporary, before touring public lifts throughout the United Kingdom. Conceptual artist and PhD student Emily Peasgood aims to challenge where live music is traditionally performed and to bring ‘piped’ background music ‘Muzak’ to the forefront, through a live musical installation of lift music that cannot be ignored.
For more information please visit: www.empeasgood.com
School of Music and Performing Arts:
Overview of QR-funded projects 2014-15:
- 58 projects in 14 countries
- Projects across the UK and in Ireland, Germany, Poland, Czech Republic, Portugal, Switzerland, Holland, Sweden, Nigeria, Benin, Canada, USA and Mexico
Types of activity:
- 15% presentation of papers at UK conferences
- 15% CD recordings/studio work in the UK
- 9% costs or teaching relief associated with monographs
- 9% CD recordings/studio work in Europe (Ireland, Germany, Sweden, Holland)
- 7% presentation of papers at European conferences (Germany, Czech Republic, Portugal, Switzerland, Holland, Sweden)
- 6.5% performances within MPA
- 6% presentation of papers at North American conferences (USA, Canada)
- 4% support for staff re: PhD study (travel costs)
- 4% filming costs
- 3% keynote lectures (Poland)
- 3% presentation of paper at African conferences (Benin)
- 3% software development
- 3% UK conference attendance
- 3% funding of concert series
- 3% MPA symposia
Overall percentage of QR funding:
- 6% study leaves
- 7% research seminars
- 25% 0.2FTE SLs + Visiting Professors
- 62% staff research projects and PhD student support