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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 →

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 →

Interview with Bernhard Lang

In the first of a series of interviews by postgraduate students with eminent composers who are coming to visit us at Southampton Máté Szigeti asks Austrian composer Bernhard Lang some questions: Máté Szigeti (MS): The first word that comes to mind while listening to your music is intensity. A sort of intensity which is familiar for me from my past encounter with trash metal bands’ playing. Continue reading →

Pleasures and entertainments

Second-year PhD student Becky Gribble is working on a thesis about Thomas Linley Jr., a brilliant composer and childhood friend of Mozart’s who died in 1778 in a tragic boating accident at the age of only 22.  She has just returned from presenting her work at a prestigious international scholarly conference: Becky (far right) with Southampton postgrads at BSECS Last week I attended the British Society for Eighteenth Century Studies (BSECS) Conference in at St Hugh’s College in Oxford. Continue reading →

Funding for new postgraduate studentships in Modern Languages announced

The University of Southampton’s Faculty of Humanities has recently announced a range of studentships in Modern Languages and in other Arts and Humanities subjects, to be funded through the South West and Wales Doctoral Training Partnership. It is expected that around 40 studentships will be granted in 2014-15 in the areas of Archaeology, Creative Writing, Drama, Film and TV, English, History, including Jewish History and Culture, Modern Languages, Music and Philosophy. Continue reading →