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    Breaking the Sound Barrier: New Paths in Extended Techniques

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    START DATE 23 June 2015
    START TIME 09:30am
    END DATE 23 June 2015
    END TIME 08:30pm

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    Middlesex University's School of Media and Performing Arts is delighted to present this one-day symposium on extended techniques in contemporary music performance and composition.

    What are the roles that extended techniques play in the creation of new music? In what ways do such techniques expand performance, compositional and listening practices? Do such extended techniques represent a new semiotics, a new grammar of creative thought? What is the role of technology in this area and how might it mediate between performer, composer and audience? To what extent do extended techniques place new meaning and function on notation? What is the role of embodied performance, and by extension, the role of the physical and virtual spaces within which we encounter music?

    This one-day symposium brings together some of the leading composers and performers from the UK and Europe working with extended techniques in their composition and performance practices in a wide expanse of contemporary and free jazz genres. These include:

    Lucas Niggi (percussion), University of Arts Zürich
    Diamanda Dramm (violin), Royal Conservatory in The Hague
    Garth Knox (viola), Middlesex University
    Luk Vaes (piano), Orpheus Institute (Ghent)
    Brian Inglis (composer), Middlesex University
    Benjamin Dwyer (guitar), Middlesex University
    Simon Limbrick (percussion), Middlesex University
    Nick Roth (saxophone), Yurodny Ensemble (Dublin)
    Richard Craig (flutes), Middlesex University
    Jonathan Impett (trumpet), Middlesex University & Orpheus Institute

    Following the symposium there will be a concert featuring Lucas Niggli, Garth Knox, Simon Limbrick Nick Roth, Jonathan Impett, Diamanda Dramm, Richard Craig and Benjamin Dwyer.


    Symposium: Breaking the Sound Barrier – New Paths in Extended Techniques

    Date: June 23, 2015
    Time: 09.30 – 18.00
    Venue: Concert Room, Grove Building, Middlesex University, The Burroughs, London


    Concert: Breaking the Sound Barrier

    Date: June 23, 2015
    Time: 19.00 – 20.30
    Venue: MDX Television Studio, Grove Building, Middlesex University, The Burroughs, London


    Seats to the symposium and concert are limited and require prior booking via Eventbrite.

    Information about transport to Middlesex's Hendon campus can be found here.

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