Profile of Katherine Betteridge

Name
Katherine Betteridge
Position
Graduate Teaching Assistant
Email
k.betteridge@bangor.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 1248 382181
Location
Music Annexe

Background

Katherine is originally from Halifax, West Yorkshire. She studied music at Bangor University, specialising in Performance and Composition, where she gained a first class honours degree in 2005. She won the Drapers Scholarship, enabling her to study for a Masters in Performance, which she completed in 2007. Katherine continued to compose music for short films and for enjoyment and in 2012 composed a piece that was broadcast on BBC Radio. She was subsequently invited to embark on a funded PhD in Composition at Bangor University, studying under Professor Andrew Lewis.

Teaching

Frank Zappa: The Man and his Music (WXM 2010/3010)

Year 1 Composition (WXK 1011)

First year composition workshops (voluntary)

Running schools workshops for the Bangor New Music Festival

Research Interests Integrated into Katherine’s Portfolio of Compositions

  • Acoustic composition
  • Electronics in composition  
  • Experimental techniques for acoustic instruments
  • World Music
  • Nature and Supernature

Conference Presentations and Performances

  • Performance of Belovodia at a workshop at the Royal Musical Association Research Conference at Birmingham University 2013
  • Earth, Spirit and Shamanic Ritual : a Musical Journey to Mongolia – a paper on Mongolian Shamanism and the influence of shamanic practices and ideas in Katherine’s composition Belovodia at Stony Brook University, New York 2014
  • Performance by Onyx (Mexican Ensemble) at 2013 composition workshop at Bangor University
  • Performance by BBC NOW Wind Quintet of Colour and Shadow for a composition workshop in Cardiff 2014

Compositions

  • Demstek for choir, strings and wine glasses
  • Belovodia for violin, viola, cello, flute, clarinet, percussion and prepared and bowed piano with amplification
  • Elementa for String Quartet

Commissions

  • Commission for Psappha for their performance at the 2013 Bangor New Music Festival