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Upcoming Lori Lullabies Family Sessions 4 August 2017

Pop along on our journey in which we explore sounds of the sea, the jungle and more with South Asian lullabies and movement!

“pitter patter ….. cheep buzz! …..  whoosh ….. we are going on a creative safari! “

Come along and join in at one of our toddler and family sessions exploring traditional Lori lullabies through sound and movement, combining Eastern and Western traditions in a fun and lively environment.

The workshop will be delivered by dance artist Magdalen Gorringe and sound artist Emma Margetson and is suitable for early years and parents to take part in together.

Venue:
The Dome rehearsal space, Bramall Music Building, University of Birmingham B15 2TT

Date and times:
Wed 23 August 2017
10am to 10.45am (0-3 yrs)
11.15am to 12.15pm (3+ yrs)

To reserve a place:
Please email EMM132@bham.ac.uk

Price:
£5 per child or £8 for a child and parent. Group booking discount also available on request.
Please note that payment is by cash on the door – we cannot take cheques or cards.

Please note:
Children aged 3 and under must be accompanied by a parent/guardian/carer.
Maximum of 3 children per adult.

http://sampad.org.uk/event/lori-lullabies-family-sessions-in-august/

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Selected Fellow at Delian Academy for New Music 

I am pleased to announce that I have been selected to attend the International Academy for Composers & Sound Artists on the island of Mykonos, Greece from June 12 – 19 2017.

For more information on the academy visit: www.delianacademy.com

The week will include

  • Masterclasses with faculty members
  • Instrumental workshops with our ensemble in residence
  • Presenting my music and compositional approaches in the composers symposia
  • Music technology & innovation seminar
  • Live performance of my work

Very much looking forward to it!

 

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Upcoming Sound Workshop at Ikon Gallery 16 March 2017

Saturday 13 May 2017 / 2.00pm — 5.00pm

Booking essential, places limited

Parental permission needed for under 18s

Experiment with electroacoustic music with sound artist Emma Margetson and create original soundscapes inspired by the exhibition programme.

No prior experience necessary.

Suitable for 16–21 year olds.

Book online or call Ikon on 0121 248 0708. Please note that online booking closes at 5pm on Friday 12 May.

https://ikon-gallery.org/event/sound-workshop-for-young-people/

This workshop is inspired by artists, Jean Painlevé and Oliver Beer who both utilise sounds within their exhibition:

Jean Painlevé (1902-1989) a French filmmaker presents a number of films exploring marine life with music, narration and imagery. Works within the gallery include L’Hippocampe (The Seahorse)  which draws attention to the ways in which female and male seahorses share childbirth. Many of the science films focus on single organisms and it is important to note Painlevé worked with commissioned composers such as electronic music pioneers Pierre Henry and Francois de Roubaix to use sound in imaginative and creative ways. For instance, the work, Acera or The Witches’ Dance works with composer Pierre Jansen, providing a soundtrack which matches the behaviour of the hermaphrodite mollusc.

Oliver Beer works with film and sculpture and places a strong emphasis on sound in his works. For instance, Beer utilises feedback loop systems and microphones to produce resonating frequencies using a selection of vessels within numerous installations. Works include, Making Tristan and Science is Golden. In addition a key focus of the exhibition is the work, I Wan’na Be Like You, a reanimation of a scene from the Jungle Book  in which 2,500 children of a variety of ages reinterpret a single film still.

 

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Collaborative ‘Sounds of Campus’ composition 25 January 2017

On Tuesday 24 January I had the pleasure of delivering a two hour electroacoustic composition workshop for beginners  at the University Centre Doncaster in Doncaster, UK.

Here we began to explore how to compose with sounds, in particular through the use of gesture and texture.

By the end of the workshop each student had produced approximately a small section (20/30 second-ish) of processed music using recordings of sounds taken from around the campus. Following this we shared and mixed the different sections together and the result can be heard here!:

 

For saying the students had experience using Digital Audio Workstations but had not composed electroacoustic works before, all of the student did a fantastic job in producing this collective work!

Well done to all involved! A fabulous effort!

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Broken Ethereality selected for MA/IN 2016! 17 December 2016

I am delighted to announce that my composition Broken Ethereality has been selected to be performed at the MAtera INtermedia Festival 2016 in Italy!

For more information on the festival see below:

http://www.materaintermedia.it

Concert 2, 9pm, 20 November 2016 at the Conservatory of Matera – Sala “Rota”.

 

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Sound Junction Performance Last Weekend 2 December 2016

Very much enjoyed attending and performing at the Sound Junction weekend in Sheffield last weekend! I performed two of my pieces Tick and Cimbaal in the afternoon concert on the Saturday. It was a pleasure to perform alongside Elizabeth Anderson, Annie Mahtani, Adrian Moore, Adam Stanovic and others!

The next Sound Junction event is in May and includes the guest composers Jonty Harrison and Dennis Smalley! For more info visit,  https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/usss/soundjunction/sjmay2017.

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Performance at the Music, Technology and Innovation Research Centre, De Montfort University 24 November 2016

On Wednesday  30th November 2016 at 7pm I will be performing a couple of my more recent works at the PACE Building, De Montfort University in Leicester. Other artists in the concert include, Luigi Marino, Robin ParmarSam Topley, & Virginie Viel.

The event is free and open to the public.

Music, Technology and Innovation Research Centre, De Montfort University, Leicester, UK

FB event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/819754641461218/

MTIRC News: http://mtirc-news.blogspot.co.uk/2016/11/the-de-montfort-university-music.html

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Review: Envision Concert 23 November 2016

“Emma Margetson’s ‘Cimbaal’ was an intriguing take on a staple electroacoustic sound source, namely cymbals: her sharp, dynamic tones rarely sounded like their source instruments at all, yet they had a similarly broad pitch spectrum and nice ringing bite.”

Please see full review here:

http://www.fluid-radio.co.uk/2016/11/beast-emergence-envision/

 

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Upcoming Performance @BEASTdome: Emergence 15 September 2016

On 7 October 2016 I will be performing one of my most recent compositions Cimbaal in the BEAST: dome Emergence concert at the Bramall Music Building, University of Birmingham.

Follow the links below for more information:

Facebook Event Page

BEAST website

Concert starts at 7.30pm. I hope to see you there!

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AHRC PhD Funding 13 September 2016

In March 2016 I discovered that I had received funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Council through the Midlands3cities doctoral training partnership to study a PhD at the University of Birmingham under the supervision on Annie Mahtani, Scott Wilson and Leigh Landy. For further information on the scholarship visit:

Midlands3cities webpage

My studies will begin on Monday 26 September 2016 and will be exploring the accessibility and reception of electroacoustic music through collaborative works with different art forms.

Further information on my PhD will follow in due course!