Embedded Winter 2014/15

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Sound and Music / Quatuor Bozzini / South London Gallery

8 March 2015 - Selected composers announced

 

Sally Golding for South London Gallery

Sally Golding is an Australian-British multimedia artist combining film projection, lighting and sonic composition to create expanded cinema performances and participatory installations. Golding’s audiovisual performance work focuses on the experience of the audience, pushing the boundaries of visual and auditory perception through the breakdown of the cinematic system into flicker, waveforms and colour fields; while her installations have harnessed the presence of the audience themselves by incorporating their reflected image into projections within immersive spaces.

Sally has performed for major sound art and audiovisual festivals and venues including Tate Britain, Digital Culture Centre, Mexico City, Rotterdam International Film Festival, Sound of Stockholm, Fylkingen Festival, Sweden, BEAM: Brunel Electronic & Analogue Music Festival, London, Kraak, Belgium, Colour Out of Space, Brighton, Sonica, Slovenia, Open Frame, Brisbane, FlexFest, Florida, Supernormal, UK, Edinburgh International Film Festival, San Francisco Cinematheque, Abandon Normal Devices, Manchester, Oslo Cinemateket, Norway, and Australian Centre for the Moving Image.

Sarah Hughes for South London Gallery

Artist, composer and performer Sarah Hughes produces work that explores the boundaries of interdisciplinary practice, often moving between sculpture, installation, composition and music. Hughes is the co-founder of Compost and Height, a curatorial platform that focuses on new music and composition. She is also co-editor of the new music journal, Wolf Notes, and co-founder of BORE, a publication dedicated to experimental text-based and graphic scores. Hughes’s work has been exhibited and performed internationally, including at Supplement, London; V22, London; Sydney Non Objective, Australia; Oriel Davies, Wales; Center for New Music, San Francisco; Constellation, Chicago and The Wulf, Los Angeles.

 

Georgia Rodgers for Quatuor Bozzini

Georgia is a composer with a particular interest in the combination of acoustic instrument and electronic sound. Her music explores our perception of sound and the experience of listening through direct engagement with sonic material. She is based in London and studies at City University under the supervision of Dr. Newton Armstrong. 

In 2014 Georgia took part in the Sound & Music Next Wave programme for young composers, and was awarded the Mercer’s Company Music Prize by City University. Her compositions have been performed by musicians including Mark Knoop, Séverine Ballon and Oren Marshall. Georgia also works part-time as an acoustician for a firm of consulting engineers, specialising in architectural acoustics.

 

Egidija Medekšaitė for Quatuor Bozzini

Egidija Medekšaitė (b. 1979) studied composition with Rytis Mažulis at the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre, graduating in 2007. In 2003 she took part in the Programme of Composition and Music Technology in Tampere (Finland). In 2004 she attended master classes in Istebna (Poland), Dundaga (Latvia) and the Acanthes Composition Workshop in Metz (France), where she studied with Jonathan Harvey, Philippe Manoury and Martin Matalon. In 2006 she studied at the Stuttgart Academy of Music with Marco Stroppa and Caspar J. Walter. The composer participates in various interdisciplinary projects, writes music for dance performances and movies, her music is constantly performed in contemporary music festivals in Lithuania and abroad.

Egidija Medekšaitė composes mostly chamber music, often combining acoustic and electronic sound. One of the most important underlying principles in her work is strict organization of all parameters of music, based on some predefined patterns (progressions of pitches or durations, different numerological prodecures, etc). However, Medekšaitė’s music sounds more as a meditative flow than mathematically built structures. 

 

 

11 December 2014 - Calls for Embedded now open

Embedded is a Sound and Music composer and creative-artist development programme. Funded by The Esmée Fairbairn Foundation and the PRS for Music FoundationEmbedded places a selection of composers from a range of disciplines into extended relationships with leading national arts organisations.

Aimed at talented composers and creative artists at an early stage in their career, Embedded is a bespoke programme, providing practical hands-on experience and a range of significant creative opportunities. So far over thirty composers have benefited from Embedded, and there is overwhelming evidence that it can be a transformational experience in terms of talent development, artistic ambition, professional experience and growing networks. For more information about previous partners and composers involved, please see here

For our Winter 2014 Embedded residencies, we are delighted to announce two new partnerships with Quatuor Bozzini and South London Gallery

 

 Quatuor Bozzini Since 1999, the Bozzini Quartet has been an original voice in new, contemporary, experimentaland classical music. Their skew is radically  contemporary, propelling the hyper -creative Montréalscene, and beyond. Not content to parlay received wisdom, the quartet cultivates an ethos ofrisk-taking, and boldly  venture off the beaten track. With rigorous qualitative criteria, they havenurtured a vastly diverse repertoire, unbiased by the currents of fashion.This has led to over  a  hundred and thirty commissioned pieces, as well as close to two hundred other premieredworks. A Bozzini Quartet concert is an art happening, with meticulous and  sensuous attention todetail.

The Bozzini Quartet produces and presents its annual concert series in Montréal. The groupalso tours extensively, bringing its “intense  musicality and immense sensitivity” (Musicworks,Canada), to audiences across Canada, the US, South America and Europe.

 

 The South London Gallery has an international reputation for its contemporary art exhibitions and events, combined with education and participation programmes  involving children, young people and adults living in the local area. The gallery welcomes over 140,000 visitors annually and involves thousands of children and young  people in its award-winning education and outreach activities.

 www.southlondongallery.org 

 

 

 

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