London Contemporary Music Festival - celebration of Julius Eastman
Dec
18
7:00 pm19:00

London Contemporary Music Festival - celebration of Julius Eastman

  • Second Home

LCMF returns for 2016, in partnership with Thirty Three Thirty Three, to present the world’s first major overview of Julius Eastman - the American composer and performer whose work in the 1970s and 1980s captivated and transgressed the overlapping circles of the New York avant-garde.

Programme includes Gay Guerilla by Julius Eastman, performed by pianists Zubin Kanga (director), Rolf Hind, Siwan Rhys and Eliza McCarthy. 

London Contemporary Music Festival – celebration of Julius Eastman
Dec
17
7:00 pm19:00

London Contemporary Music Festival – celebration of Julius Eastman

LCMF returns for 2016, in partnership with Thirty Three Thirty Three, to present the world’s first major overview of Julius Eastman - the American composer and performer whose work in the 1970s and 1980s captivated and transgressed the overlapping circles of the New York avant-garde.

Programme includes Evil Nigger, performed by pianists Zubin Kanga (director), Rolf Hind, Siwan Rhys and Eliza McCarthy. 

Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival.
Nov
21
12:40 pm12:40

Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival.

Performance in HCMF shorts, showcase concert. 

Zubin Kanga solo piano
Ruaidhri Mannion live electronics

Patrick Nunn Morphosis
Ben Carey _derivations [UK premiere]
Julian Day Dark Twin [World premiere] 

London-based Australian pianist Zubin Kanga performs newly commissioned works by British and Australian composers that extend the piano using electronics. In these works, 3D sensors, interactive semi-AI improvising systems and pitch-bending electronics are used to explore malevolent doppelgängers, hyper-virtuosity and the sonification of the pianist’s body. 
Produced by hcmf//

Ensemble Offspring – Kontiki Racket
Nov
12
Nov 13

Ensemble Offspring – Kontiki Racket

Ensemble Offspring’s brand new micro festival of new sounds from around the globe. An expedition of invention from Berlin to Sydney and New York to Perth. A visceral world of living music; sinuous, sculptural and sizzling sounds.

The weekend featured three concerts showcasing five world premieres, a panel discussion with leading ‘global’ music makers and an industry speed dating sessions. We welcomed international guest, composer and sound artist, Juan Felipe Waller (Berlin/Mexico), whose 2014 Noisy Egg commission, Detone Retune, was restaged.

PROGRAM

CONCERT 1

SATURDAY 7:30pm

Iannis Xenakis – Dmaathen
Julia Reidy – Dispersion of Light by Prism (WP)
Holly Harrison – Vibe Rant (WP)*
Bruno Mantovani – L’ere de rien
Tristan Coelho – read write/error*

CONCERT 2 CLUB KONTIKI

SATURDAY 9:30pm

Set 1
Felipe Waller – Crackle box (analogue synth)
Mary Rapp – Electric cello
Julia Reidy – Electric guitar
Veronique Serret – 6 string electric violin
Jason Noble – Harmonium, Bass clarinet

Set 2
Feldman – Three Voices
featuring Sonya Holowell

SPECIAL EVENT 1 INDUSTRY ONE-ON-ONE “SPEED DATING”

SUNDAY 12pm

Mentors: Marcus Whale (multi-genre artist), Caitlin Yeo (film composer), Peggy Polias (Making Waves Podcast/composer), John Davis (CEO Australian Music Centre) and Cameron Lam (Art Music Specialist APRA AMCOS, composer).

SPECIAL EVENT 2 INDUSTRY PANEL “AN AUSTRALIAN VOICE”

SUNDAY 1:30pm

Panel: Claire Edwardes (artistic director, percussion – Sydney), Juan Felipe Waller (composer – Berlin), Zubin Kanga (pianist – London), Roland Peelman (conductor – Sydney/Belgium).

The concept of an Australian “voice” is often a theme in discussing new music at home, but how does this play out in an increasingly global music scene? Leading musicians active in Australia and Europe talk about their experiences as international artists and global citizens, as well as the importance of creating a broad and collaborative context for new art making worldwide.

CONCERT 3

SUNDAY 3pm

Pierre Boulez – Derive 1
James Bradbury – Esolang (WP)
Alex Pozniak – Of things to come (extract) (WP)*
Lachlan Skipworth – Intercurrent (WP)
Fausto Romitelli – Domeniche Alla Perifieria Dellimpero
Juan Felipe Waller – Detone Retune

Cyborg Pianist (Sydney)
Oct
22
7:30 pm19:30

Cyborg Pianist (Sydney)

  • Sydney Conservatorium of Music

Cyborg Pianist showcases music at the cutting edge of innovation, extending the body of the pianist to do the seemingly impossible, via a vast range of new technologies.  

It features a range of leading Australian and international composers, all exploring new ways of extending the capabilities of a pianist using interactive multimedia. Patrick Nunn’s Morphosis uses 3D motion sensors attached to the pianists’ hands to shape the electronic sound in a work he describes as “Boulez meets The Matrix”.

Johannes Kreidler assembles videos of the pianist to create an orchestra of doppelgangers. Nicole Lizeé tunnels into key moments in Alfred Hitchcock's classic films, drawing on DJ techniques to create a series of dreamlike and obsessive studies. Marcus Whale combines doom metal with aerial drone footage to explore remote Australian landscapes. Damien Ricketson pries open and submerges a piano work by Erik Satie in The Day After Drowning. Neil Luck creates a sci-fi vision of the future with mutant pianists. Adam de la Cour inserts the pianist into old hand-transplant-horror films. Finally, Kate Moore’s Bestiary is an electrified virtuoso epic, with the hands and feet of the pianist pushed to their limits.

Program

Program 

Marcus Whale (Australia) – Frontier for piano, electronics and video (2016) (World premiere)
Damien Ricketson (Australia) – The Day after Drowning for piano and live electronics (2016) (World premiere)
Johannes Kreidler (Germany) – Study for piano, electronics and video (2011) (Australian premiere)
Neil Luck (UK) – 2018 for piano and electronics (2016) (Australian premiere)
Adam de la Cour (UK) – Transplant the Movie! for piano, electronics and video (2016)  (Australian premiere)
Nicole Lizée (Canada) – Hitchcock Etudes (Australian premiere)
Patrick Nunn (UK) – Morphosis for piano, 3D sensors and live electronics (2014
Kate Moore (Australia) – Bestiary for piano, digital pedals and live electronics (2016) (World premiere)

Cyborg Pianist (Melbourne Festival)
Oct
11
6:00 pm18:00

Cyborg Pianist (Melbourne Festival)

  • Melbourne Recital Centre

Cyborg Pianist showcases music at the cutting edge of innovation, extending the body of the pianist to do the seemingly impossible, via a vast range of new technologies.

It features a range of leading Australian and international composers, all exploring new ways of extending the capabilities of a pianist using interactive multimedia. Patrick Nunn’s Morphosis uses 3D motion sensors attached to the pianists’ hands to shape the electronic sound in a work he describes as “Boulez meets The Matrix”.

Johannes Kreidler assembles videos of the pianist to create an orchestra of doppelgangers. Nicole Lizeé tunnels into key moments in Alfred Hitchcock's classic films, drawing on DJ techniques to create a series of dreamlike and obsessive studies. Marcus Whale combines doom metal with aerial drone footage to explore remote Australian landscapes. Damien Ricketson pries open and submerges a piano work by Erik Satie in The Day After Drowning. Neil Luck creates a sci-fi vision of the future with mutant pianists. Adam de la Cour inserts the pianist into old hand-transplant-horror films. Finally, Kate Moore’s Bestiary is an electrified virtuoso epic, with the hands and feet of the pianist pushed to their limits.

Program

 

Program 

Marcus Whale (Australia) – Frontier for piano, electronics and video (2016) (World premiere)
Damien Ricketson (Australia) – The Day after Drowning for piano and live electronics (2016) (World premiere)
Johannes Kreidler (Germany) – Study for piano, electronics and video (2011) (Australian premiere)
Neil Luck (UK) – 2018 for piano and electronics (2016) (Australian premiere)
Adam de la Cour (UK) – Transplant the Movie! for piano, electronics and video (2016)  (Australian premiere)
Nicole Lizée (Canada) – Hitchcock Etudes (Australian premiere)
Patrick Nunn (UK) – Morphosis for piano, 3D sensors and live electronics (2014
Kate Moore (Australia) – Bestiary for piano, digital pedals and live electronics (2016) (World premiere)

Zubin Kanga and Decibel Ensemble
Oct
5
7:30 pm19:30

Zubin Kanga and Decibel Ensemble

  • WAAPA

This concert features works for piano, instruments and electronics. Decibel teams up with international virtuoso pianist Zubin Kanga to present new works including the winner of a student competition, the latest Difficult Commission for a WA composer, works by Decibel composers and more.

Cyborg Pianist (Perth)
Oct
4
7:30 pm19:30

Cyborg Pianist (Perth)

  • West Australian Academy of Performing Arts

Cyborg Pianist showcases music at the cutting edge of innovation, extending the body of the pianist to do the seemingly impossible, via a vast range of new technologies. 

It features a range of leading Australian and international composers, all exploring new ways of extending the capabilities of a pianist using interactive multimedia. Patrick Nunn’s Morphosis uses 3D motion sensors attached to the pianists’ hands to shape the electronic sound in a work he describes as “Boulez meets The Matrix”. 

Johannes Kreidler assembles videos of the pianist to create an orchestra of doppelgangers. Nicole Lizeé tunnels into key moments in Alfred Hitchcock's classic films, drawing on DJ techniques to create a series of dreamlike and obsessive studies. Marcus Whale combines doom metal with aerial drone footage to explore remote Australian landscapes. Damien Ricketson pries open and submerges a piano work by Erik Satie in The Day After Drowning. Neil Luck creates a sci-fi vision of the future with mutant pianists. Adam de la Cour inserts the pianist into old hand-transplant-horror films. Finally, Kate Moore’s Bestiary is an electrified virtuoso epic, with the hands and feet of the pianist pushed to their limits.

Program

Marcus Whale (Australia) – Frontier for piano, electronics and video (2016) (World premiere)
Damien Ricketson (Australia) – The Day after Drowning for piano and live electronics (2016) (World premiere)
Johannes Kreidler (Germany) – Study for piano, electronics and video (2011) (Australian premiere)
Neil Luck (UK) – 2018 for piano and electronics (2016) (Australian premiere)
Adam de la Cour (UK) – Transplant the Movie! for piano, electronics and video (2016)  (Australian premiere)
Nicole Lizée (Canada) – Hitchcock Etudes (Australian premiere)
Patrick Nunn (UK) – Morphosis for piano, 3D sensors and live electronics (2014
Kate Moore (Australia) – Bestiary for piano, digital pedals and live electronics (2016) (World premiere)

DARK TWIN at Cheltenham Festival, UK
Jul
8
7:30 am07:30

DARK TWIN at Cheltenham Festival, UK

Cheltenham Festival

Zubin Kanga performs his acclaimed piano and multimedia programme in the UK for the first time, featuring by Stefan Prins, Michel van der Aa, Patrick Nunn, Julian Day, Kate Moore and new works by Adam de la Cour and Neil Luck. 

Zubin Kanga piano / electronics

Stefan Prins Piano Hero No 1 for keyboard, live electronics and live video
Julian Day Dark Twin for piano and electronics (UK premiere)
Neil Luck 2018 for piano and electronics (premiere)
Adam de la Cour Transplant the Movie! for piano and video (premiere)
Michel van der Aa Transit for piano, electronics and video
Patrick Nunn Morphosis for piano, 3D sensors and live electronics
Kate Moore New Work for piano, digital pedals and live electronics (premiere)

Fri 8 Jul 2016 9:30pm - 10:50pm
Parabola Arts Centre, Cheltenham Ladies' College
£12 plus transaction fee*

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The Android Pianist: extending the piano with new technologies (Research Event at RAM)
Jun
24
12:00 pm12:00

The Android Pianist: extending the piano with new technologies (Research Event at RAM)

The Android Pianist: extending the piano with new technologies
Friday 24th June, 2:30-4:00pm, Piano Gallery, RAM. 


Pianist and Honorary Research Fellow, Dr Zubin Kanga, discusses and performs works that extend the piano using electronics and video. The presentation draws on his research as Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Nice and IRCAM over the last two years, examining the interaction between musical gesture and technology through the use of 3D sensors, ‘intelligent’ interactive software, sonic and visual doppelgängers and the creation of new interdisciplinary art forms.

Sizzle (Ensemble Offspring)
Apr
24
2:30 pm14:30

Sizzle (Ensemble Offspring)

Sizzle is contemporary classical music without the formal wear – a place to relax and enjoy new sounds – from art music to pop music and everything in between.

Returning to Petersham Bowlo for our ninth Sizzle, catch modern sounds with a medieval twist, rollicking rhythms for eight instruments by Steve Reich, and interactive whirling music for all ages. Have your ears tickled by an installation of fishing rods, singing bowls and toys. Topped off with electro pop from our local heroes, Paul Mac and Jonny Seymour, join us in the clubhouse for a few bevies and fun musical mash-ups.

PERFORMANCE

Sydney Petersham Bowling Club, 3pm Sunday 24th April FREE

PROGRAM

Steve Reich – Eight Lines
Thomas Meadowcroft – Medieval Rococo (WP)
Damien Ricketson – The Secret Noise (interactive whirlies/dance/clarinet)
Julia Reidy/Mary Rapp Duo (electric guitar/cello)
David Moran Solo (cello/voice)
Paul Mac/Jonny Seymour – Stereogamous (DJ set)
Cor Fuhler – Lady Bell and the Rules of Lawn Bowling (installation)
Private performances

Michael Finnissy’s Chi Mei Ricercari
Nov
27
4:00 pm16:00

Michael Finnissy’s Chi Mei Ricercari

Performance with Neil Heyde (cello) of Michael Finnissy’s Chi Mei Ricercari – 7 movements for cello and piano to be played on 7 cellos. The concert is followed by an on-stage discussion between the performances and Michael Finnissy. 

Ensemble Offspring: Future Retro
Oct
25
4:00 pm16:00

Ensemble Offspring: Future Retro

Ensemble Offspring celebrates its 20th Birthday with a double concert: Future, featuring new works by young composers, and Retro, featuring highlights from the last 20 years by Gerard Grisey, György Ligeti and Louis Andriessen

Inventing Gestures Symposium at IRCAM
Jun
8
2:00 pm14:00

Inventing Gestures Symposium at IRCAM

Convenor of the Inventing Gestures Symposium at IRCAM, Paris (part of Manifeste Festival). Included a lecture recital on gesture and new technologies in works by Patrick Nunn, Ben Carey and Stefan Prins and an interview with composer Jesper Nordin.