Daily Archives: July 16, 2012

Ian Pace performing and lecturing at Stockhausen — A Festival of Light

Ian Pace will be performing and lecturing at Stockhausen — A Festival of Light in Birmingham on August 19-21, which precedes the world premiere of the composer’s opera Mittwoch aus Licht. On August 20th, Ian will be performing one of his own specialities, Stockhausen’s Klavierstück X, a notorious modernist classic performed in fingerless gloves. He will then join with percussionist Chris Brannick to perform Kontakte for piano, percussion and tape. The following day Ian will present a paper drawing upon his recent archival research considering Stockhausen’s early development in the 1950s and the influence of lesser-known but vital figures such as Herbert Eimert and Werner Meyer-Eppler, as well as his correspondence with Karol Goeyvaerts, Henri Pousseur and Pierre Boulez.

Further details are available at the Stockhausen — A Festival of Light webpage: http://www.stockhausenbirmingham.co.uk/

Adam Stansbie appointed Lecturer at the University of Sheffield

Centre for Music Studies’ PhD candidate Adam Stansbie has been appointed Lecturer in Music Technology at the University of Sheffield. Adam will be teaching electroacoustic and acousmatic composition alongside Dr. Adrian Moore, and will continue to develop his research on the creation and presentation of acousmatic music.

Adam’s appointment coincides with various high-profile performances of his musical works. His electroacoustic work Escapade was selected to represent Great Britain at the International Society for Contemporary Music World Music Days 2012, while his work Fractions was selected for the International Computer Music Conference 2012.

While in Russia: City University Symphony Orchestra at LSO St Luke’s

City University Symphony Orchestra returned to LSO St Luke’s in May to round off another successful year.

Anthony Weeden conducted a Russian themed evening which began with Mikhail Glinka’s Kamarinskaya before Tatjana Goldberg joined the orchestra for a performance of Wieniawski’s Violin Concerto No. 2. The concert was brought to a triumphant close with Kalinnikov’s Symphony No. 1.

The orchestra is open to all students studying at City University London. Auditions for the coming year will be announced at the beginning of the Autumn term.