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Durham University



On this page you can find the list of forthcoming events with details, in addition to the link to the music section of the university's What's On guide.

Musicon: New Music Focus | Concert 2

26th October 2019, 19:30, Department of Music, Palace Green

Ives Ensemble

Rik Andriessen - flute
Lars Wouters van den Oudenwijer, Hans Petra, Erik van Deuren - clarinets
John Snijders - piano
Josje ter Haar - violin
Heleen Hulst - viola
Job ter Haar - cello

James Weeks - Düsseldorf/Durham (WP)
Nick Collins - Ed SheerAI vs XenAkIs vs AIdele
Carola Bauckholt - Streichtrio
Mike Worboys - Properties of Matter 2: Damped Harmonic Motion (WP)
Richard Rijnvos - Das Wohlpräparierte Klavier (UKP)

A work from MUSICON’s call for scores.

The second concert of the festival is a veritable Durham bonanza, with pieces from James Weeks, Nick Collins, Mike Worboys, and Richard Rijnvos, all of whom have links to the city and its university. Worboys, a renowned mathematician currently conducting compositional research in the Music Department, has written a piece especially for the occasion, using the movement of a pendulum as the structure for a work that is as sonically beautiful as it is conceptually engaging. Meanwhile, Rijnvos works with matter more directly, in his music to accompany the piano preparations for John Cage’s Sonatas and Interludes as filmed by Adam Barker Mill. Collins’ piece on the other hand, uses corpora of music by Iannis Xenakis, Ed Sheeran, and Adele as its base matter, from which three Artificially Intelligent musAIcians generate new material, which then becomes the final piece.

Tickets: £10, Students £4, Under 18s £1

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