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Written in Water: Portrait of a Town

Final year PhD composer Ben Mawson tells us about his project ‘Written in Water: Portrait of a Town’, which allows listeners to explore Gosport in a new and exciting way: After receiving the first prize at the SXSC3 Dragons’ Den competition (November 2013) to develop 3DBARE (software to allow listeners to walk inside a piece of music), I have just completed a commission from New Dimensions, portraying the maritime history and contemporary character of the town of Gosport... Continue reading →

Excellence in Teaching Awards

Congratulations to our colleague Andy Fisher, Senior Lecturer in Music and Head of Commercial Composition, who was the winner for the Faculty of Humanities for ‘Best Feedback’ in this year’s  Excellence in Teaching Awards.  These awards are sponsored by the Students’ Union, and Andy was nominated by the SUSU Faculty Officer, Academic Presidents and Course Reps from the Faculty of Humanities. The post Excellence in Teaching Awards appeared first on Music at Southampton. Continue reading →

Composing new music for early instruments

Postgraduate composer Alex Glyde-Bates talks about the process of writing his new work ‘Objet d’Art’ for Trio Aporia, which was premiered at the Turner Sims Concert Hall during our ‘MUSIC @1PM’ concert series: Last summer I was approached by flautist Stephen Preston to write a new ten-minute work for his new trio, Trio Aporia, to go in a concert of other new works to mark the 250th anniversary of the death of French composer and influential music theorist Jean-Philippe... Continue reading →

Brussels performances for PhD Composers

Postgraduate composer Ben Jameson reports back on a recent trip to Belgium for a trio of our PhD composers: Our collaboration with the performers from Ictus Ensemble’s MaNaMa course began in The intrepid travellers! December of last year, when Camille (flute), Tomonori (clarinet), Yukari (saxophone), Maria (harp) and Adam (percussion) came to visit us in Southampton. Continue reading →

Matthew Shlomowitz at the Adelaide Festival

Lecturer in Composition Matthew Shlomowitz reports back about a recent performance at the 2014 Adelaide Festival: Last September I wrote a post for this blog about a sixteen-minute piece I was working on at the time for the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, which you can read here. The work was performed on March 9 in the Adelaide Festival and I’m pleased to say it went well. The work features a solo part for drum kit, and my mate Eugene Ughetti played the part brilliantly. Continue reading →

Bristol Performance for Matthew Shlomowitz

Lecturer in Composition Matthew Shlomowitz tells us about an upcoming performance: I will travel to Bristol on 23 February 2014 for a newly arranged version of my piece Avant Muzak which is scored for seven instruments and sampler keyboard. The work will be performed at the Colston Hall by the Bristol Ensemble alongside works by Tansy Davies as part of a weekend of events co-ordinated by New Music Bristol. Continue reading →

Composers @ the RMA Research Student Conference 2014

Postgraduate composer Alex Glyde-Bates tells us about attending the RMA Research Student Conference 2014 with fellow student Máté Szigeti: On a crisp January Monday morning two bleary-eyed composers, still recovering from the turkey-fuelled festivities of the Christmas break, stand in the impressive atrium of the University of Birmingham’s Music Department. Continue reading →