7th February, 2014 / 11.00am - 4.00pm
20th July, 2015
Classical Contemporary Music will be delivered in a series of lectures by both Guildhall Composition Department Staff and world-renowned guest speakers and composers, and will also include hands-on workshops with live musicians from the Guildhall School.
This exciting new programme will help you explore the world of contemporary classical music. You will be introduced to key composers and cultural issues of the early twentieth century. This will serve as a backdrop leading to classes on the seminal figures, movements and works of the later composers from across the world, all the way up to the present day. Related classes on such fascinating issues as ‘How do Composers Compose?’ and ‘New and Recent British Music’ will also feature.
The course will cover among other topics:
About the course tutors
The course is led by Matthew Kaner, Guildhall Composition staff and invited guests. Matthew gained a distinction for his Masters in Composition at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, supervised by Julian Anderson. Matthew has composed for the London Symphony Orchestra, members of the Philharmonia, BBC Symphony Orchestra and London Sinfonietta, and the Britten-Pears Contemporary Performance Ensemble amongst others.