A summer of global performances
A Bangor University lecturer will be busy performing all over the world this summer. Dr Ed Wright, who teaches composition and music technology at the School of Music, will be busy performing his own electroacoustic compositions at various venues. Dr Wright said:
"It’s great to have the opportunity to get out and present work that's based on the research that I'm doing. A number of the music projects this summer are working with other composers or performers so it's really interesting to bounce ideas off each other and see how a work can evolve and grow and be interpreted beyond your sometimes restricted view as 'the composer'. Added to that it's great to get so see other parts of the world and work there in a creative manner, as quite often the arts are not nearly as globally homogenised as we have been led to believe!"
The first event will be ‘Risk of Shock’ on 21st June at JP Hall, Bangor University. The Pelydrau project, which means ‘beams’ in English, is an ongoing Pontio project that gives children with special educational needs the opportunity to experiment with sound and composition, as well as working towards a high quality performance of the work they have produced. This interactive event also includes works from Richard Garret, Rob Mackay and performances from rising star clarinettist, Sioned Eleri Roberts
Ed then visits Brunel University, London for the BEAM Festival which runs from 22nd to 24th June. The BEAM festival showcases sound artistry.
The next performance will be Cauldrons and Furnaces on 1st July at Caernarfon Castle. This is a Cadw initiative which showcases Wales’ rich cultural diversity through a wide range of creative activities. Cauldrons and Furnaces is designed to mirror the celebrations leading up to London 2012 and is a partnership between Cadw, the Welsh Assembly Government’s historic environment service and the Arts Council of Wales with funding from Legacy Trust UK. Ed’s performance contributes to the colourful event which includes community art workshops, dance, music and creative crafts activities.
From Caernarfon back down to London, Ed will be performing at Scaledown, an on-going series of alternative after-office live entertainment, on 27th July.
August then takes Ed across the Atlantic to the three-day Toronto Electroacoustic Symposium, where he will be performing to a diverse electroacoustic community.
His last performance will be at the International Computer Music Conference in Ljubljana Slovenia between 9 – 15 September which, since 1974, has been the major international forum for the presentation of the full range of outcomes from technical and musical research, both musical and theoretical, related to the use of computers in music.
To find out more about Ed, where he will be performing and the world of electroacoustic music, visit his website http://www.virtual440.com.
Publication date: 20 June 2012