Composition


Coma Notes

Posted on 9 November 2016 by Jessica Kelly

  We recently teamed up with the poet James Nash and the Cardiff-York Universities Coma and Disorders of Consciousness Research Centre to put together an evening of new music by some of our postgraduate composers exploring the themes of coma and consciousness. This will  take place here on Saturday 12 November as part of the
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Musical creativity and communication in the age of social media

Posted on 21 September 2015 by Jessica Kelly

Dr Robert Fokkens writes about our involvement with the Signum Quartet’s exciting #qwartweet project… Over the next 18 months, Cardiff University composers will be partnering an exceptional German chamber ensemble – the Signum Quartet (previously BBC New Generation Artists) – in an innovative project based around the Twitter social media platform. Devised by the Signum Quartet,
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The Big Ears Workshop

Posted on 2 June 2015 by Jessica Kelly

Composer Richard McReynolds is studying for his PhD in composition. Here he tells us about his involvement in a workshop collaboratively creating prototype accessible interfaces, and using them to create an improvised electronic music ensemble performance… “My research involves the use of gestural devices to trigger electronic sounds in musical performance.  In order to explore
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Music and Ceramics – a collaboration

Posted on 22 May 2015 by Jessica Kelly

PhD composer John Cooney on an exciting collaboration with National Museum Wales… “When the chance came to be involved in a collaboration with National Museum Wales, and to write a new piece for an event in the Museum’s Fragile? exhibition, I was delighted.  I have always enjoyed collaborating with artists from other disciplines and have
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In the Media: Urban Birds

Posted on 15 July 2014 by Jessica Kelly

Staged by the PRS for Music Foundation to coincide with this year’s Commonwealth Games, the first ever New Music Biennial showcases new commissions from a wide range of composers across the UK in two special events held in London and Glasgow. BBC Radio 3’s Hear and Now programme broadcast music from the showcase, including Urban
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Research in the media: Urban Birds

Posted on 13 March 2014 by Jessica Kelly

Dr Arlene Sierra appeared on the BBC Radio Wales Arts Show this week to discuss her new work – Urban Birds for three pianos with percussion and sampled birdsong – with presenter Nicola Heywood Thomas. The programme is currently available on BBC iPlayer: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03xskms Urban Birds was commissioned by the INTER/actions Festival of Interactive Electronic Music,
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