Contemporary Music

Moler: A Grinding Journey

Posted on 9 March 2015 by Jessica Kelly

Dr Arlene Sierra, internationally-renowned composer and Senior Lecturer at the School of Music, released her second portrait CD with Bridge Records in 2014. One of the works on the disc, Moler,  was commissioned and premiered by the Seattle Symphony and recently nominated for Best Contemporary Classical Composition in the Latin GRAMMY awards. You can listen
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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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Public Engagement in Portland

Posted on 21 March 2014 by Jessica Kelly

Sam Murray, Second Year PhD Student For PhD students there are millions of buzzwords and key phrases expect of us during our time of study, some of these can confuse and contort whereas other can be rather enriching and rewarding. For an ethnographer public engagement has become a blessing in disguise, a perfect way to
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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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