Getting it Right: New Music / New Technologies
This exciting event will explore pioneering uses of technology in contemporary composition, opera, improvisation, sound sculpture and more. Expect discussions on technology and access, performances on crowdsourced composing, debates on the future of electro-acoustic music, and demonstrations on technology in opera. The day also includes a new site-specific sound installation, devised by the Guildhall School’s Electronic Music Department, involving students and LSO SoundHub composers. The Keynote speaker will be pioneering composer Professor George Lewis, also a renowned trombonist and improviser, with experience of technology in a wide range of different creative contexts.
9:30-10:00 Tea and coffee
10:00-10:05 Introduction from Professor Julian Anderson
10:05-11:20 Keynote by Professor George Lewis
11:45-12:45 Performances and talks
– A time-anatomy in real time: the unreal-time improviser
– Reinterpreting technology: an approach to the design of interactive sound installations
12:50-13:30 Discussion: Does electro-acoustic concert music have a future?
14:20-15:50 Performances and talks
– ‘Jack and Bella’ and the use of SmartVox technology in Opera
– Cultural asymmetry: non-western music making in the digital age
– WIKI-PIANO: realising an internet-composed solo piano work by Alexander Schubert
16:15-17:10 Discussion: How can technology influence access?
17:10-18:00 Drinks reception
18:00-19:00 Final performances