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20th March, 2019

Getting it Right? New Music/New Technologies

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20th March, 2019
Milton Court Concert Hall

Presented by the Guildhall School together with LSO Discovery, this exciting event will explore pioneering uses of technology in contemporary composition, opera, improvisation, sound sculpture and more.

Expect discussions on technology and access, performances on crowdsourced composing, debates on the future of electro-acoustic music, and demonstrations on technology in opera. The day also includes a new site-specific sound installation, devised by the Guildhall School’s Electronic Music Department, involving students and LSO SoundHub composers.

The Keynote speaker will be pioneering composer Professor George Lewis, also a renowned trombonist and improviser, with experience of technology in a wide range of different creative contexts.

Event schedule

09:30-10:00 Tea and coffee
10:00-10:05 Introduction from Professor Julian Anderson
10:05-11:20 Keynote lecture by Professor George Lewis
11:20-11:45 Break
11:45-12:45 Performances and talks
A time-anatomy in real time: the unreal-time improviser by Panos Ghikas
Reinterpreting technology: an approach to the design of interactive sound installations by Alessia Giacomo and Milo Lepri
12:50-13:30 Discussion: Does electro-acoustic concert music have a future?
Chair: Julian Anderson | In conversation: Philippe Manoury, Professor George Lewis, Lisa Illean
13:30-14:20 Lunch
14:20-15:50 Performances and talks
‘Jack and Bella’ and the use of SmartVox technology by Dr Richard Baker, Oge Nwosu and Dr Jonathan Bell
Cultural asymmetry: non-western music making in the digital age by Khyam Allami
WIKI-PIANO: realising an internet-composed solo piano work by Alexander Schubert by Dr Zubin Kanga
15:50-16:10 Break
16:15-17:10 Discussion: How can technology influence access? Chair: Julian Anderson
17:10-18:00 Drinks reception
18:00-19:00 Final performances

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