School of Music

INTER/actions: Symposium on Interactive Electronic Music

March 15/16, 2014 - In collaboration with the Bangor New Music Festival / Diaphonique / Yamaha


Featured performers and composers:

  • Interactions logoFreida Abtan, composer
  • Patricia Alessandrini, composer
  • Nick Collins, composer / piano
  • Richard Craig, flute
  • John Croft, composer
  • Gilbert Nouno, composer
  • Clare Hammond, piano
  • Grégoire Lorieux, composer
  • Pascal Meyer, piano
  • Jan Panis, live electronics
  • Xenia Pestova, piano
  • Sebastian Rivas, composer
  • Arlene Sierra, composer
  • Kathleen Supové, piano
  • Seth Woods, cello

INTER/actions is a symposium and mini-festival focusing on performance and interaction in electronic music. We provide a lively environment to exchange new ideas and instigate collaborations for composers, performers, sound artists and music technologists interested in the concept of “performance” in electronic music. In addition to the programmed concerts as part of the festival, we are looking for proposals for workshop pieces and paper presentations.

INTER/actions 2014 – Schedule


Thursday 13 March
19:30 Portrait Concert: Natasha Barrett
(Electroacoustic Wales / BNMF)

Friday 14 March
14:00 Lecture-demonstration
Kathleen Supové

INTER/actions – DAY 1: Saturday 15 March

09:00 Registration Desk open
09:30 – 12:00: Paper Session 1
09:30 Alyssa Aska
10:00 FIRE
10:30 Scott Wilson / BEER
11:00 Haruka Hirayama / Takayuki Rai
11:30 – 12:00 BREAK
12:00 – 13:00 Keynote 1: Freida Abtan
13:15 – 14:00 LUNCH BREAK
14:00 Live Electronics Workshop
Led by Gilbert Nouno with Richard Craig (flute), Kathleen Supove (piano) and Seth Woods (cello); works by James Joslin, Manuella Blackburn, Richard Garrett
19:00 Festival Reception
20:00 Concert 1: Stockhausen MANTRA (with BNMF)
Xenia Pestova (piano), Pascal Meyer (piano), Jan Panis, (live electronics)

INTER/actions – DAY 2: Sunday 16 March

09:00am – 10:30am: Paper Session 2
09:30 Baptiste Caramiaux
00:00 Jules Rawlinson
10:30 Annelie Nederberg
11:00 – 11:15 BREAK

11:15am – 1:00pm: Paper Session 3
11:15 Chi Po-Hao
11:45 Juan Parra
12:15 Eldad Tsabary
12:45 Jamie Woollard
13:15 – 14:00 LUNCH BREAK
14:00 Concert 1.5 / Keynote Lecture-Recital: Nicholas Collins
15:30 Keynote 2: Gilbert Nouno with Richard Craig (flute)
17:00 – 18:30pm: Paper Session 4
17:00 Robert Mackay
17:30 James Dooley
18:00 Brett Gordon
18:30 – 20:00 DINNER BREAK
8:00pm: Concert 2: Channels and Bridges
works by Patricia Alessandrini, John Croft, Grégoire Lorieux, Sebastian Rivas, Arlene Sierra, Freida Abtan; with Richard Craig (flute), Clare Hammond (piano), José Miguel Fernández (electronics), Xenia Pestova (piano), Kathleen Supove (Yamaha Disklavier), Seth Woods (cello)

Ongoing Sat/Sun: Installation by Gavin Osborn


One or more partial bursaries will be available for composers based in France, Ireland or the UK towards workshop travel and accommodation expenses, funded partly by the Diaphonique Franco-British Fund for Contemporary Music (see above). Funded composers are expected to make their own arrangements and will receive partial reimbursement at the completion of the festival. Please note that no funding is available for paper or demo sessions as is standard with academic conferences, although we will not be charging any registration fees for those wishing to attend in order to make the events more accessible; concert ticket fees will apply for the evening concert of March 15 only.

Diaphonique: a franco-british contemporary music fund supported by the Institut Français, the SACEM, the Bureau export de la musique, the British Council and Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication

Artistic Committee

  • Festival artistic director – Xenia Pestova
  • Symposium chair – Andrew Lewis
  • Programming director – Patricia Alessandrini (Goldsmiths, University of London)
  • Production manager – Emma Hembry
  • Publicity officer – Francesca Reader
  • Technical director – Richard Nelmes
  • Technical coordinator – Richard Garrett
  • Paper session coordinator - Matthias Wurtz
  • Administrative assistant – Eleanor Lighton

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School of Music INTER/actions festival awarded prestigious grant from the PRS foundation New Music Biennial



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