BEAST Feast 2015

Arts and Law, Performance
Thursday 30th April (20:00) - Saturday 2nd May 2015 (22:00)
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  • Department of Music

BEAST invites you to three days of music, conversation and ideas with guests from the UK, Germany, and Canada. Composer Manuella Blackburn will present recent pieces from her striking and individual body of work. David Prior, one half of sound/art/architecture duo Liminal, will create a new version of his installation work Of This Parish, using recordings of the University’s beloved clock tower, Old Joe. Julian Rohrhuber collaborates with BEER to create Word Music, which makes use of his new Steno live programming language to ‘think aloud, in words that mean programs and letters that shift meanings.’ Percussionist Daniel Tones presents works by Javier Alvarez and Christos Hatzis.

Thursday 30 April


The opening concert on the BEASTdome system includes our own ensemble BEER, as they take part in a telematic live coding performance with Canada’s David Ogborn and his Cybernetic Orchestra, and present Julian Rohrhuber’s Word Music.

Venue: The Dome, Bramall Music Building

Friday 1 May

  • Barber Lunchtime Concert


Daniel Tones percussion

Owen Underhill piano


  • Alvarez
  • Temazcal
  • Owen Underhill
  • Cloud over Water
  • Songs without Words
  • Russell Hartenberger
  • Raghavan

Venue: Barber Concert Hall

Admission: Free


A concert featuring work by Manuella Blackburn and Emma Margetson, winner of the 2014 COMPASS Prize.

Venue: Elgar Concert Hall, Bramall Music Building


Works with Daniel Tones, and the film version of David Prior’s Of This Parish.

Venue: Elgar Concert Hall, Bramall Music Building

Saturday 2 May


Manuella Blackburn, plus recent electronic music from Birmingham and around the world.

Venue: Elgar Concert Hall, Bramall Music Building


A panel discussion on the relationships between music, space, architecture, and place.

Venue: The Dome, Bramall Music Building


David Prior’s new realisation of Of this Parish, featuring the University’s clocktower Old Joe.

Venue: Mezzanine, Bramall Music Building


Music Space Architecture Place closing concert.

Venue: Elgar Concert Hall, Bramall Music Building


3 day pass: £30 on door, £25 advance, £12 students Individual concert: £10 on door, £7 advance, £3 students Day pass (Friday or Saturday): £16 on door, £12 advance, £5 students Please purchase tickets in advance via to avoid disappointment.