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How is music shaped by the architectures and geographies it is made in? Listen to the resonances between contemporary musical culture and new spaces for performance across three days of debates, performances and workshops. Read more here...

Thursday, 11/10/2018: When Do I Disappear? Brian Eno and Richard Sennett
Ticketed – £9.50/£7.50 concs.
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19:00
Brian Eno changed what it means to compose and perform music with experiments in generative and ambient sound, often designed with architectural spaces in mind. Richard Sennett has spent a lifetime both performing music and writing about the way cities and urban cultures are crafted.

To open New Resonances, two days of discussions about the ways music is shaped by the architectures and geographies it is made in, join us for a broad ranging discussion between the two thinkers, asking: when does the composer, performer, architect, or audience disappear?

 

Friday, 12/10/2018: Publics and Politics
Free admission
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Should new music pacify or stimulate discord? Should it echo or challenge its audiences? Featuring artist Elaine Mitchener and music theorist Freya Jarman, two panels will debate how new music engages with the politics and publics of places, followed by workshops and performed interventions.

11:30 OPENING REMARKS
John Bingham-Hall, Director, Theatrum Mundi
Christos Carras, Executive Director, Onassis Cultural Centre

11:45-13:15 PUBLICS

Can new music ever reflect the cultures of its heterogeneous publics, and should it attempt to? Are new spaces for performance bringing new relationships between audience and performer, or replicating those staged by the concert hall? What are the values in different formations of public that are gathered by new rituals of performance.

Lia Mazzari, artist and founder of Silver Road
Sarah Jane Barnes, research student, Queen Mary University of London
Chaired and curated by Sam Mackay, Sound and Music, London

(Additional programming and advisory support has been given by Sound and Music.)

14:30-16:00 POLITICS
What are the structures of music’s engagement with the politics controversies of the sites it is performed in? Should it recount, mediate, pacify, or stimulate discord? How do geographies like those of exclusion and inclusion shape what is written and heard?

Freya Jarman, music theorist, University of Liverpool
Alexandra Lacroix, opera maker, CieMPDA (Paris)
Elaine Mitchener, performer (London)

Chaired by Julia Eckhardt, Q-02 Brussels

16:30-17:30 WORKROOM CONVERSATIONS: ON RITUAL / ON VOICE

How other artistic practises deal with questions of architectures and geographies? Does site shape dance, sculpture, installation or writing in a similar or different way to its resonance in music? Two smaller conversations between practitioners from different disciplines drawing on Theatrum Mundi’s regular sessions looking at how ideas become form.

16:00-17:30 PERFORMED INTERVENTIONS

TBC

Saturday, 13/10/2018: Accoustics and Memories
Free admission
Booking required
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How do composers respond to the way architectures sound? Can composition make history audible, and if so, whose history? Featuring artists Haig Aivazian and Ella Finer, two panels will focus on the acoustics and memories of places, followed by workshops.

11.30 INTRODUCTION

11.45-13.15 ACOUSTICS
How does new writing respond to the sonic resonances of ex-industrial and infrastructural spaces? How does the design of new spaces for music enable or constrain new music cultures? What are the values in different kinds of acoustic?

Ella Finer, lecturer, QMUL (London)
Gascia Ouzounian, associate professor, Oxford University

Chaired by Christos Carras Onassis Cultural Centre, Athens

14:30-16:00 MEMORIES
How does composition make the past audible? Should music be shaped by histories of sites, or resist and reinvent them? What is the difference between working with personal memory and canonical history, which can often be in conflict with one another?

Ruth Bernatek, architect, UCL Bartlett
Haig Aivazian, artist (Beirut)
Jennifer Walshe, composer

Chaired by Gareth Evans, Whitechapel Gallery

16:30-17:30 WORKROOM CONVERSATIONS: ON TRACES / ON FOUND SPACES
How other artistic practises deal with questions of architectures and geographies? Does site shape dance, sculpture, installation or writing in a similar or different way to its resonance in music? Two smaller conversations between practitioners from different disciplines drawing on Theatrum Mundi’s regular sessions looking at how ideas become form.

16:00-17:30 PERFORMED INTERVENTIONS
TBC

11 - 13 October 2018

 





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Onassis Cultural Centre
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