Daily Archives: July 22, 2012

Maja Egebo Schriver presents Infinitum at Holy Trinity Hoxton

MA Composing for Moving Images student Maja Egebo Schriver has created an audiovisual installation, Infinitum, which was performed at Holy Trinity Hoxton from June 19-21.

The installation finds points of interaction between video art, sound design, and classical voices, and the set-up encourages the audience to experience the church room and its acoustics in different ways. The piece is composed as a circular and infinite movement developing through three different phases inspired by the elements and the existential circular journey of human life. The theme evolves around the dualistic struggle between nature and culture, seeing the church room and its inherent auditive tradition of Latin choral singing as the manifestation of culture, while undergoing an artistic ornamentation and abstract transformation inspired by the power and divinity of nature.

Father Andrew Newcombe, Vicar at Holy Trinity Hoxton, comments: “Working with Maja on her audio-visual installation at Holy Trinity Hoxton was amazing. Her ideas were well-conceived and the piece was ideal for the church setting and its acoustic. Even those who were just passing by and popped in to see what was happening stayed to listen and became absorbed by the music and the way it flowed around them. I was moved when a homeless man told me how it had ‘touched his heart’. The video worked extremely well and, along with votive candles, was the only source of light, adding to the ebb and tide of the music.”


Aki Pasoulas appointed Lecturer in Sonic Arts at the University of Kent

Dr Aki Pasoulas, a former PhD student and Visiting Lecturer at the Centre for Music Studies, has been appointed Lecturer in Sonic Arts at the University of Kent. Aki will be developing the BMus, BSc and MA programmes with Prof Tim Howle and City alumnus Dr Paul Fretwell, and he is looking forward to expanding on his research on timescales in electroacoustic music.
He is currently a board member of the UK and Ireland Soundscape Community, and between 2004 and present he taught at universities in London including City, Middlesex and the University of the Arts. Aki’s PhD compositions are continuously performed across the world. His early acousmatic piece Chronos was selected for this year’s International Computer Music Conference to be held in Ljubljana, Slovenia.