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Laptop Orchestra

Laptop Orchestra

1 Mar 2015 4:00PM - 1 Mar 2015 5:00PM

Description: NI SCIENCE FESTIVAL
Sunday 1st March 2015, 4pm
Suitability: ALL AGES
£6/£3 Concession

Their aim is to bring some theatricality and ‘physical presence’ into electronic music performance by creating software instruments that require movement and skill from performers and encourage interaction and improvisation. Consisting of six to eight musicians on laptops, a wireless network is also used for syncing laptops allowing the orchestra to build up intricate rhythms and textures that go beyond anything physical musicians could perform.

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Venue: Sonic Arts Research Centre, Sonic Lab
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Sound Documents Curated by Pedro Rebelo

Sound Documents Curated by Pedro Rebelo

5 Mar 2015 1:10PM -

Description: Sound field recording has become powerful tool for capturing the everyday as well as the extraordinary and the unfamiliar. Collating sounds through recording on location can act as a way of understanding an unknown city or telling a personal story. This concert presents recent works by SARC composers that take a quasi-documentary approach to composition. The pieces in the programme tell a story of place and people and reveal a sound world for engagement and reflection.
Venue: Sonic Lab
Booking info: FREE

Sandeep Bhagwati

Sandeep Bhagwati

12 Mar 2015 1:10PM - 12 Mar 2015 2:00PM

Description: SANDEEP BHAGWATI is a composer, researcher, poet, theatre maker, installation artist, and conductor, born in India, a citizen of Germany now living in Montréal, Canada. In his work, he likes to ask himself questions that he cannot answer, set himself tasks that stymie him, and to break with practices that no one thinks are broken. In order to further foster and enhance his ignorance, he founded, in 2006, a research-creation lab at Concordia University, the matralab, where he and his team work on computer improvisation, interactive scores, invisible bodysuit scores and creative research into inter-traditional music and theatre forms, but also on the theoretical-artistic exploration of comprovisational technique, inter-traditional aesthetics and world-conscious art practices such as political performance, environmental sound art or responsive creation.
Venue: Sonic Lab
Booking info: FREE

Annette Krebs – Concert

Annette Krebs – Concert

19 Mar 2015 1:10PM - 19 Mar 2015 2:00PM

Description: Annette Krebs has studied classical music and lives since 1993 in Berlin. As a composer, performer and improviser she developed a musical style which is based among others on influences and inspirations from contemporary arts, classical and contemporary music. She is one of the founders of the Berlin movement “Echtzeitmusik”. She developed electro-acoustic solo pieces for loudspeakers, develops music for ensembles, video- and performance projects and works with many instrumentalists and artists in - and outside of Europe.
Venue: Sonic Lab
Booking info: FREE

Everybody (Wants To Be The DJ)

Everybody (Wants To Be The DJ)

21 Mar 2015 8:00PM - 21 Mar 2015 10:00PM

Description: This work is an interactive sound installation based around lived experiences of dance music and club culture. The piece dissects the art and science of DJ-ing and explores individual and collective identities formed through involvement with electronic music scenes both emergent and historic. It interrogates the notion that any given era was notably exceptional with a range of participants across three generations. The installation draws on people’s memories inside a club: the collective experience; the out-of body experience; the fleeting, microcosmic social experience. The story is told by those who know it best - DJs who have spent as much time on the dance floor as behind the decks. Everybody (Wants To Be The DJ) invites you to join them and have your moment. It asks whether techno and house music ever could or indeed still can save the world.
Venue: Sonic Lab
Booking info: FREE

St Andrews New Music Ensemble

St Andrews New Music Ensemble

26 Mar 2015 1:10PM - 27 Mar 2015 2:00PM

Description: A concert of new work from Scotland by the new music ensemble of St Andrews University. The programme will include works by Thea Musgrave and Sally Beamish, as well as the first performance of QUB composer Simon Mawhinney’s The Pinkbow at Backnamullagh. The St Andrews New Music Ensemble brings together musicians of the University who have a curiosity to explore music of the Twentieth Century and today. Rehearsing and performing on a project basis in close association with the St Andrews Chamber Orchestra, the ensemble has a flexible instrumental line-up and works with emerging and established composers: in recent years the ensemble has worked with Paul Mealor, Sally Beamish and Thea Musgrave. The ensemble holds an annual Call for Scores that receives a wide international response – many of the winning pieces have entered into the ensemble’s repertoire. In May 2015 the ensemble will perform at the Glasgow Minimalist Festival alongside the legendary composer Steve Reich.
Venue: Sonic Lab
Booking info: FREE

The Goldberg Variations

The Goldberg Variations

30 Apr 2015 1:10PM - 30 Apr 2015 2:00PM

Description: This recital offers a rare chance to hear a complete performance of Bach’s ‘Goldberg Variations’ (BWV 898), which was published by Balthasar Schmidt of Nuremberg in 1741. Pianist Daniel Martyn Lewis has performed throughout the UK and in his native Australia to much critical acclaim. He is now based in Wales; his professors have included Ronald Farren-Price (University of Melbourne), John Lill (London), Arnaldo Cohen (Royal Northern College of Music) and Richard McMahon (RWCMD). Daniel possesses a wide-ranging repertoire, although more particularly he is a specialist in the music of Bach and has made many original arrangements and transcriptions.
Venue: Sonic Lab
Booking info: FREE

Disassembler Roy Carroll: Electro-Acoustics with Izumi Kimura: Piano

Disassembler Roy Carroll: Electro-Acoustics with Izumi Kimura: Piano

7 May 2015 1:10PM - 7 May 2015 2:00PM

Description: Disassembler is a new group dedicated to the interpretation and performance of live electronic and fixed media concert works. Focused on exploring the physical / acoustic possibilities of electro-acoustic music through working with materials such as denuded loudspeakers, resonant / textured preparations, feedback, room acoustics / resonance, randomness / probability processes, instability. Disassembler favours close collaboration with composers, towards building a repertoire of luminous interpretations.
Venue: Sonic Lab
Booking info: FREE

Brass Band and JAM

Brass Band and JAM

7 May 2015 7:30PM - 7 May 2015 10:00PM

Description: The University Brass Band teams up with JAM’s Junior and Senior Brass groups for a programme of classics and popular pieces.
Venue: Whitla Hall
Booking info: £5/£3

Queen’s University Symphony Orchestra Summer Concert

Queen’s University Symphony Orchestra Summer Concert

12 May 2015 7:30PM - 12 May 2015 10:00PM

Description: Join QUSO as they round off their 2014/15 season. The concert as ever will feature symphonic favourites and soloists from the Orchestra, with music sure to suit all tastes.
Venue: Sonic Lab
Booking info: £7 / £5

Liszt - The B Minor Sonata. Philip Edward Fisher - piano

Liszt - The B Minor Sonata. Philip Edward Fisher - piano

14 May 2015 1:10PM - 14 May 2015 2:00PM

Description: This recital centres upon one of the pinnacles of the Romantic repertoire, the B minor Sonata by Liszt. Pianist Philip Edward Fisher is widely recognized as a unique performer of refined style and exceptional versatility whose tours have taken him across the United Kingdom to Italy, Austria, Denmark, Switzerland, Norway, Romania, the Ukraine, Japan, Kenya, Zimbabwe, and the United States. 2002 marked his New York debut at Alice Tully Hall, performing Rachmaninov’s Third Piano Concerto under the baton of Larry Rachleff. He has also appeared at Merkin Hall and Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Centre, while UK venues have included the Purcell Room, Wigmore Hall, Barbican Centre and Royal Festival Hall in London, Usher Hall in Edinburgh, the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, and Symphony Hall in Birmingham.
Venue: Sonic Lab
Booking info: FREE

QUB Big Band Spring Concert

QUB Big Band Spring Concert

14 May 2015 7:30PM - 14 May 2015 10:00PM

Description: A concert of summer favourites and evergreen classics from the popular QUB Big Band, to include swing, blues and ballad hits under the direction of maestro Steve Barnett.
Venue: Black Box
Booking info: £7/£5

JAM 4

JAM 4

12 Jun 2015 6:30PM - 12 Jun 2015 9:00PM

Description: JAM Four programme students will present their work using creative music technologies in the Sonic Arts Research Centre.
Venue: Sonic Lab
Booking info: FREE

Junior Academy of Music End-of-Year Summer Concert

Junior Academy of Music End-of-Year Summer Concert

13 Jun 2015 2:00PM - 13 Jun 2015 4:00PM

Description: All children attending four different JAM programmes will be showcasing their musicianship skills through choir singing, brass band playing, guitar and flute ensembles, as well as some performances using creative music technologies.
Venue: Whitla Hall
Booking info: Adults £3, children free