News: July 2015

Prizewinning talented musician overwhelmed with joy at graduation

A Bulgarian student who broke with the family tradition of a career in engineering and construction graduated with a first-class honours Music Technology and Electronics degree from Bangor University this week.

Publication date: 15 July 2015

Talented Anglesey-born choir leader and singer graduates

After a rollercoaster three-year journey and initially feeling out of his depth, a talented Anglesey-born student graduated with confidence at Bangor University this week. Former Ysgol Syr Thomas Jones pupil, Kiefer Jones, 22, from Amlwch, received a first-class BMus Music degree. 

Publication date: 15 July 2015

Hear this: it's no longer enough to just look at paintings

This article by Andrew LewisProfessor of Music at the School of Musicwas originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.

Art lovers now have the chance to listen to (yes, listen to) some well known paintings at the National Gallery. Six composers and sound artists have been asked to create music or sound installations inspired by paintings of their choice from the gallery’s collection, for its new exhibition, Soundscapes. Their work will be heard only in the presence of the art that inspired it. We will, we are told, “hear the painting” and “see the sound”.

Publication date: 9 July 2015