WordsnWaves is a collaborative project which produced two live performances involving bespoke digital technologies and the spoken word in 2018. The aim of this project is to establish a creative collaboration and knowledge exchange between experienced practitioners of music technology (Daniel Herbert) and literary performance (Aidan and Miriam Dooley) within the School of Music and Performing Arts. The project seeks to explore the intersections between text, music, sound, visuals and theatre in live context through the creation and use of bespoke software in response to the spoken word.
WINTERSOUND: 24-26 January 2019 @ Sidney Cooper Gallery
Returning for its third year, the Sidney Cooper Gallery is warmed from its midwinter chill by striking performances and sound installations by local, national and international composers, sound artists and improvisers. This year we celebrate collaborations with Free Range, Canterbury Christ Church University and The Orpheus Institute for Artistic Research In Music, Ghent.
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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Sophie Stone (MPA) presented her PhD research at the Centre’s work in progress session on 13th March, 2018.
Sarah Gail Brand presented her research in the first work in progress session of 2018 on January 30th.
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.
11-13 Jan 2018
Conference on 15th and 16th September 2017
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)
Contact: email@example.com or Tel: 01227 782994
(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