beast presents...


Subject: beast presents...
From: Martin Clarke (martin@rockscottage.net)
Date: Sun Feb 27 2005 - 18:29:32 EST


[apologies for cross-postings]

Resounding 11th - 13th March 2005

CBSO Centre, Birmingham, England

A weekend of new sounds from Birmingham and around the world featuring
special guests Bill Fontana, Denis Smalley and John Young.

Friday 11 March

19.30 Fanfare - sonic fireworks to start the weekend. The concert will
feature recent works by some of the current BEAST postgraduate
composers.

21.30 The Late Show - featuring drum-kit and live electronics. A 45
minute work by BEAST composer Pierre-Alexandre Tremblay.

Also featuring:

The artists’ response: works by

Peter Batchelor                              Bobby
Bird                            Ben Campbell         
Joe Crofton                                     Cormac
Faulkner                 Gernot Fuhrmann
Marion Hall                                     David
Howard                      Ray Lee                 
Ivan Morison                                   Derek
Nisbet                        Julie Parker
Jamie Smith                                    Justin Wiggan

 

Friday 11th and Saturday 12th March 2005

Auditorium, CBSO Centre

 As part of the Honorary Visiting Research Fellowship with BEAST and US
artist Bill Fontana, a weekend Masterclass with sonic and
electroacoustic practitioners and composers was held in February
2005. The resulting works by some of the region’s most eminent and
emerging sound artists offer listeners with an acoustic trace of the
soundscape of Eastside.

 Sonic Mapping provides a focus and catalyst to a programme of
professional development concerning sound art and regeneration.

 Funded through the Arts Council England West Midlands and in
association with BEAST (Birmingham Electro Acoustic Sound Theatre),
Arts and Media Training, MADE (Midlands Architecture and the Designed
Environment), and Birmingham City Council's Eastside Regeneration
Team.                       
Project Management: MAAP

Saturday 12 March

18.00 Dialogues - Pieces by guest composers Denis Smalley and John
Young:
        • John Young - Tongue and Allting Runt Omkring
        • Dennis Smalley - Ringing Down the Sun and Resounding

20.00 Soundings - an international programme of acousmatic music, to
include a further piece each by Denis Smalley and John Young, plus
works by Edson Zampronha and James Bentley.

Sunday 13 March

14.00-17.00 Open Workshop on multi-channel sound - with Denis Smalley
and John Young
16.00 Bill Fontana presents research from his Eastside 'sound audit'

Tickets

Friday: £12 (£6 conc); Saturday: £12 (£6 conc); Sunday: free

Season ticket for all the weekend's events: £20 (£10 conc)

Tickets from:
CBSO Centre, Berkley Street, Birmingham B1 2LF
CBSO Centre Ticket Hotline: 0121 767 4050
Box Office: Symphony Hall, Broad Street, Birmingham B1 2EA

E&OE. Concert details may be subject to alteration without notice.
If you are interested in booking BEAST, please contact Jonty Harrison.

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martin clarke www.rockscottage.net



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