BEAST@CBSO Centre: pioneers of sound

Date(s)
Friday 31st January (19:30) - Sunday 2nd February 2014 (15:30)
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To book or reserve tickets please contact BCMG on +44 (0)121 616 2619 or email beast@bcmg.org.uk.

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  • Five sonic sessions, celebrating both the heritage and future of electroacoustic composition

BEAST welcomes two of acousmatic music’s pioneers, François Bayle and Francis Dhomont, as part of a weekend celebrating both the heritage and future of electroacoustic studio-based composition.

The CBSO Centre is transformed into a multichannel sound system venue for a weekend of five sessions featuring new works from international composers, Saturday evening performances of music by Bayle and Dhomont, and a concert featuring new works by Birmingham-based composers.

Performance times:

  • Friday 31 January 
    Concert 1 - 19:30 (50)

    Visa Kuoppala -The Hermit’s Dream of Ash Mountain
    Constantinos Kontos - Mon rêve familier...
    Manfredi Clemente - Les dimensions du réel
    Daniel Barreiro - Sons Adentro

    Concert 2 - 21:00 (50)
    Norah Lorway - Shine
    Julien Guillamat - Sonnation I
    Alistair MacDonald - Scintilla
    Adrian Moore - The Battle
  • Saturday 1 February 
    Concert 3 - 18:00 (55)
    François Bayle - Motion emotion
    Bernard Parmegiani - Espèces d'espace
    Francis Dhomont - Phonurgie

    Concert 4 - 19:30 (45+45)
    François Bayle - Univers nerveux
    Bernard Parmegiani - Rêveries
    François Bayle - Sensations [Rien n'est réel /1] 
    -- Interval --
    Francis Dhomont - À propos de K
    Bernard Parmegiani - Capture éphémère
    Francis Dhomont - Vol d'arondes
  • Sunday 2 February 
    Concert 5 - 14:00 (45+45)
    Charlie Lockwood - Wake*
    Helene Hedsund - 9 Stations
    James Carpenter - Pent-up
    Martin Ozvold - Resurrection
    -- Interval --
    Savannah Agger - Vacuum
    Greg Grigoropoulos - CrossBorder Slug
    Brenna Cantwell - Balisong
    Tim Moyers - Namaste
    *winner of the COMPASS Prize for Electroacoustic Composition 2012

Venue: CBSO Centre, Berkley Street, Birmingham

Admission:
Friday: £10, £8 concs, £5 students*, £1 under 16s
Saturday: £14, £10 concs, £5 students*, £1 under 16s
Sunday: £10, £8 concs, £5 students*, £1 under 16s
Weekend ticket: £25, £20 concs, £10 students*, £2 under 16s

*Student tickets: special rate applies to Birmingham Conservatoire and University of Birmingham music students only. (ID required). All other student prices are as the concessionary rate.