This is an audio documentary looking at CCCU’s Centre for Practice Based Research in the Arts and some of its activities over the 2017/18 academic year. Featuring three contributors (the including the then-codirector of the Centre Lauren Redhead), it explores the nature of artistic meaning and discusses the need for context in composition and performance.
Oscillate 2018 at Turner Contemporary
Date: 2nd June, 2018
Location: Turner Contemporary, Rendezvous, Margate CT9 1HG
Day: 12:00-18:00 (free)
Evening: 20:00-0:00 (£5 Adv.)
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On 1 June, composer Cevanne Horrocks-Hopayian will be visiting CCCU to present at our conference for the training sessions supported by the Royal Musical Association.
Sophie Stone (MPA) presented her PhD research at the Centre’s work in progress session on 13th March, 2018.
Christopher Williams will be running a workshop/presentation on creating and performing notation for improvising musicians. This will be held on 25th Jan at 2-4pm, in MDg01.
Richy Carey is a sound artist and composer. Broadly speaking, his work looks at the way we listen to film, thinking about what the sound of an object or material is, not the sound it makes. He’s currently doing AHRC funded PhD research into the relationship between materiality, language and film sound at Glasgow University.
Joe Inkpen (PhD, Music and Performing Arts) presented his work at the second work in progress session this year, on 14th November 2017.
Installation work, 2nd September – 5th November 2017, open 10am-5pm daily
Dr. John Richards (Reader in Music, Leicester Media School, De Montfort University)
Wonky shapes and wrong code
Professor Matt Wright of Music and Performing Arts will present the launch of his new album, ‘Speak Cities’.
At 8pm on Thursday 20th April Canterbury Christ Church University and Extra Normal Records present Philadelphia (US) saxophonist Keir Neuringer and Canterbury (UK) composer Matt Wright‘s Speak Cities CD launch at the university’s high-spec St. Gregory’s Centre for Music. They will be joined by the extraordinary pianist Simon Vincent. You can book tickets (£5, or free for staff and students of the School of Music and Performing Arts) here.
The concept behind Speak Cities stems from Wright’s 2011 Trance Map collaboration with saxophonist, Evan Parker. After Neuringer and Wright’s April 2013 recording session at Brooklyn’s Seizure’s Palace, Wright spent two years assembling the six tracks that make up Speak Cities. The album is more than a studio composition comprising samples of Neuringer’s alto and Wright’s turntables. What we hear is something akin to a Neuringer solo – the emotional intensity and performative acrobatics that marked his 2014 solo double LP Ceremonies Out of the Air – and a Wright composition, with its obsessive and unpredictable repetitions and elastic structures.
On the strength of an exquisite Morton Feldman recital at Canterbury’s Free Range in October 2015, pianist Simon Vincent joins the bill on 20th April to perform as part of his Stations of the Cross CD release tour.
Address: St. Gregory’s Centre for Music, CCCU, North Holmes Road, Canterbury CT1 1QU
Date: Thursday 20th April 2017
Time: 8pm till 10pm
Entry: £5 (limited capacity)
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(Buy a ticket in advance AND attend on the night to receive a free Speak Cities download code with a choice of high-quality file formats.)
This same concert can be heard at Cafe Oto, London on Saturday 15th April. You can book tickets (£10) here