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Peninsula Arts Contemporary Music Festival 2013 Sensing Memory

 

23/02/2013

11am Crosspoint
Festival Talk and Book Signing

Nick Coleman: The Train in the Night

Music had been an integral part of Nick Coleman’s life for as long as he could remember. But Sudden Neurosensory Hearing Loss changed that irrevocably. The Train in the Night is Coleman’s account of his struggle to restore his ability not only to hear but to think about and feel music again. Train in the Night is published by Jonathan Cape.

Free event.

12pm-1.30pm and 2.30pm-4pm Jill Craigie Cinema
Algoshorts Film Festival

Algoshorts micro-film festival is the world’s first public-facing festival of algorithmic film. Such movies can involve
computer-generated scripting, editing, direction and soundtracks. Algoshorts includes short films by some of the best
known innovators in the field, as well as premieres by up-and-coming directors. There will be two panel discussions
involving some of the films’ directors.

Alexis Kirke: Many Worlds (2013) premiere
Daniel Jones: Prime Composition (2009)
Julian Palacz: Algorithmic Search for Love (2010)
Alexis Kirke: Many Worlds - Parallel Version (2013) premiere
Burnie Burns/Matt Hullum The Strangerhood Eps 1 & 2 (2006)
Mogens Jacobsen: The Bridge (2003)
Anabela Costa: Landscape (2012)
Neil Rose & Shaun Lewin: Inventory of Witch (2013) premiere

Many Worlds is a short live-action film about a physics experiment that should never have been performed, directed by
Alexis Kirke, whose soundtrack and story arc are generated subconsciously by the cinema audience. Selected audience members have biological signals monitored by a computer that digitally splices together a coherent movie in real-time based on detected emotions and pre-filmed segments.

Free event.

4pm-6pm Crosspoint
Workshop: transmission+interference

transmission+interference is a collaborative investigation of D.I.Y / D.I.T methods for creating artworks utilising hacked and appropriated materials. The focus is to use laser light and controlled movements of the various parts involved to generate visualisations as outcome source for sound / noise. Most of the used materials and musical instruments originate in group workshops and discussions where shared skills and knowledge influence the potential outcome of the project greatly.

Email David Strang to participate. Limited places.

Free event.

6.45pm Jill Craigie Cinema
Film: In Memory

This is the first screening of a 15 minute documentary film made by Tom Kelly that introduces Nick Ryan’s emotional
and musical journey that led to the writing of his piece As above, so below and his search for real and anecdotal
memories of his father in Kenya.

Tickets £6, £4 available from the University's eStore.

7.30pm Theatre 1
Ten Tors Orchestra

Simon Ible, conductor

Eduardo Reck Miranda: Symphony of Minds Listening (2013) premiere
Beethoven: 2nd Movement, Symphony No.7 (1812)
Nick Ryan: As above, so below Parts 1 & 2 (2012/2013) premiere
Nicholas Grew: Self Portrait No.1(2013) premiere

Eduardo R Miranda’s Symphony of Minds Listening is a musical demonstration of how the brain constructs reality. The second movement of Beethoven¹s 7th symphony will be deconstructed to its essential elements, which in turn will be re-assembled for the original orchestral forces following to a method invented by the composer using fMRI brain scans from three people while they listened to the Beethoven’s movement. The symphony draws from an ongoing collaboration with neurophilosopher Dan Lloyd and cognitive neuroscientist Zoran Josipovic at New York University.

Ten Tors Orchestra will premiere Part 2 of Nick Ryan’s new work As above, so below for string orchestra. This is the second stage of Nick’s musical journey to Kenya in search of memories of a lost father. Part 1 was premiered by the Ten Tors Orchestra on 22 September 2012 at St Andrew’s Minster Church, Plymouth.

Tickets £10, £8 Friends of Peninsula Arts & Ten Tors Orchestra, £5 students and children. Tickets available from the University's eStore.



Location Contact Email Phone Further Information
Roland Levinsky Building  Peninsula Arts peninsula-arts@plymouth.ac.uk +441752585050 Further information

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