BEASTiary

Locations
Bramall Music Building
Category
Arts and Law, Performance
Date(s)
Saturday 3rd May 2014 (13:30)
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Description
BEASTiary

  • Jonty Harrison director

Marking founder Jonty Harrison’s last event as Director of BEAST, BEASTiary takes its name from a work written by Jonty to celebrate the groups 30th anniversary in 2012. Featuring a wide range of electroacoustic music, both with and without live performers, played over BEAST’s world-famous 96-channel sound system, the weekend includes five
performances.

These concerts include a late-night event presented by BEER, a laptop performance in the foyer, as well as a newly commissioned work by PhD student Rosalyn Coull. She, thirteen other postgraduate composers, Scott Wilson and Jonty Harrison welcome guest composers Neal Farwell, Heather Frasch, Lucio Garau, Elainie Lillios, Michael Thompson and John Young, and performers Goska Isphording, Xenia Pestova (currently in Birmingham on a Research Fellowship), Carla Rees and Gregor Riddell for a two-day musical extravaganza.

Programme

13:30 - 15:30

BEAST with Gregor Riddell cello

  • Visa Kuoppala
    Indivisibility
  • Ângela da Ponte
    Diáspora
  • Jesse Lyons
    The Box
  • Katarzyna Swed
    Close Encounters
  • Chris Tarren
    Aeolian Forms
  • M Gregor Filip
    Izafet
  • Adrian Baker
    Vapourise
  • David Ibbett
    Islands
  • Brenna Cantwell
    NeedLE5
  • Francesco Giomi
    Scabro

18:00 - 18:30

The Laptop Quartet

Four students take over the first floor of the Bramall Music Building, laptops in hand.

Venue: Mezzanine, First Floor, Bramall Music Building

19:30 - 21:30

BEAST with Xenia Pestova piano and Carla Rees flute

  • Greg Grigoropoulos
    Loggin’ Day
  • Heather Frasch
    frozen transitions
  • Michael Thompson
    πίεση (pressure)
  • Rosalyn Coull
    Weaver *
  • Lucio Garau
    études acousmatiques
  • Manfredi Clemente
    Nella Notte
  • Jonty Harrison
    Some of its Parts (piano version)
  • Elainie Lillios
    on the essence of memory
  • Jonty Harrison
    BEASTiary

Venue: Bramall Music Building

Admission: £14, £8 concessions, £4 students (Weekend ticket: £20, £12 concessions, £6 students). Tickets may be purchased on the door or by using the booking form.

BEASTiary