PhD student Joanna Bailie was invited this summer to join the teaching staff at the 47th Darmstadt International Summer Course for New Music. As well as tutoring over forty composition students from a wide variety of cultures and musical backgrounds, she was a composer-mentor at the percussion workshop and presented a paper during the Darmstadt lecture series entitled “Towards a poetics of sampling: embracing the gap” which can be heard at:
She also had two works programmed at the summer course — Street-Souvenir was performed by the young French ensemble Soundinitiative, and On and Off 2 by students from the percussion department.
July 2014 saw the publication of Stephanie Power’s article “Joanna Bailie: strange parallel music” in Tempo. The article presents a general overview of Bailie’s career and works with a particular focus on her more recent pieces involving field recording and intermediality. Joanna is currently working on her first orchestral piece, entitled To be beside the seaside, which will be premiered in May 2015 by the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra.