Autumn 2015 events

Autumn 2015 events

The final few months of 2015 are shaping up to be fairly busy. A few highlights:

Performances

Diego Castro, electric guitar. Orpheus Institute, Ghent, Belgium, November 11, 2015. The Pleats of Matter
Jason Hardink, piano. Spectrum NYC, New York, USA, December 14, 2015. ten monophonic miniatures for solo pianist 

Guest Lectures

Conversation/interview with Daryl Buckley about The wreck of former boundaries, with performance/demonstration by Tristram Williams. RMIT, SIAL, Melbourne, Australia, September 14, 2015
‘The Pleats of Matter/The Matter of Pleats’, lecture recital with Diego Castro (electric guitar) and Aaron Cassidy (electronics). The Dark Precursor international conference on Deleuze and artistic research, Orpheus Institute, Ghent, November 2015
Speculations in Sound, CeReNeM, University of Huddersfield, November 14-15, 2015
Harvard University, Harvard Group for New Music, November 30, 2015
Columbia University, New York, December 2, 2015

Projects

The principle focus of my activities at the moment is work on The wreck of former boundaries, a work for ensemble and electronics featuring ELISION and trumpet soloists Peter Evans and Tristram Williams. The work includes short, extractable solos for electric lap steel guitar & electronics, double bass, clarinet, saxophone & electronics, and trombone & electronics. The full work for ensemble & electronics will be approximately 30-35 minutes and is scheduled to be premiered in September 2016. In early September 2015 I’ll spend a week in Melbourne working in creative development sessions with players from ELISION, focusing in particular on the material for electric lap steel guitar and double bass, both of which draw on the rhythm experiments discussed here. The extractable electric lap steel + electronics work is commissioned by the RMIT Gallery Sonic Arts Collection and supported by the SIAL electronic music studio at RMIT University.