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Continuum: Sunday 28 February

Peninsula Arts Contemporary Music Festival 2010


28 FEBRUARY      

Interacting Singing Robots 

Eduardo R Miranda & Phil Culverhouse

ICCMR and the University of Plymouth robotics team have joined up to develop technology for the music of the future, where autonomous intelligent musicaldevices share the stage with humans to create music in unprecedented ways. This installation features their latest creation: Tom, Dick and Harry, three singing robots that learn music by babbling melodies to each other. They are capable of developing a common repertoire of vocal sounds all by themselves.

Date: Sunday 28 February
Venue: Crosspoint, Roland Levisnky Building
Time: 2:00pm
Tickets: FREE

Singing Robots





28 FEBRUARY      

Films, Songs and Improvisation 

High Nankivell & Natural Causes

Natural Causes perform and improvise live to accompany these short films.

At Land
. Dir. Maya Deren (1944). Running time: 15 minutes. This experimental film is accompanied by a series of ongs by Hugh Nankivell, composer, songwriter and performer, using lyrics by poet Jackie Kay.

Soiled. Faulty Optic (2003). Running time: 12 minutes.

The Wax Inspector. Faulty Optic (2003). Running time: 20 minutes

Five short films:
The Kiss In The Tunnel (1899). Ladiesí Skirts nailed to a Fence (1900). The Biter Bit (1900). Rough Sea (1900). Bamforth and Company Running times: between 1-2 minutes

Hugh Nankivell  fender rhodes, voice, viola, melodica  
Pat Allison   guitar, bass, clarinet, singing, melodica  
Chris Dowding   trumpet, flugel horn, swanee whistle  

Date: Sunday 28 February
Venue: Crosspoint, Roland Levisnky Building
Time: 2:00pm
Tickets: FREE

Hugh Nankivell





28 FEBRUARY      

..::Electroshop::..

Electroacoustic Quartet

..::Electroshop::.. [Concrete sound workshop] is a performance/ workshop involving musical sculptures and compositions created at ICCMR. The sculptures are fitted with sensors that connect to computers and synthesizers. Performers play the sculptures by running their fingers over the sensors, and can even change the sound quality by subtly turning and moving the whole structure. The signals are then relayed to synthesizers, which produce the music.

Acousmatic interludes with original text by Gerard Maroney.

This performance will be in the spirit of an auction for bidding on the sounding sculptures.


Anna Troisi   sounding sculptures and theremin 
Antonino Chiaramonte   live electronics and audio sequencing
Giorgio Distante   trumpet and electronics  
Roberto Paci DalÚ    bass clarinet and electronics


Date: Sunday 28 February
Venue: Crosspoint, Roland Levisnky Building
Time: 6:00pm
Tickets: FREE

Electroshop Sculpture





28 FEBRUARY      

Festival Jazz Jam

Various musicians from the festival, including jazz trumpeter Giorgio Distante, Sam Richards on keyboards and bass clarinettist Roberto Paci DalÚ, will be getting together in the Crosspoint for an informal jazz jam as part of the Peninsula Arts Contemporary Music Festival closing. Local jazz musicians are welcome, so why not come and join the jam? Enjoy a relaxing drink and hear some of the best festival players enjoying themselves

Date: Sunday 28 February
Venue: Crosspoint, Roland Levisnky Building
Time: 8:00pm
Tickets: FREE

Jazz Jam



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