Free concerts at GEMdays

Posted on 27.01.10
The University of Huddersfield’s Centre for Research in New Music (CeReNeM) is once again hosting GEMdays, its annual festival of sonic exploration. Running from Wednesday 27 January until Sunday 31 January, the five-day programme of concerts, talks and workshops brings together some of the leading strands of research in acousmatic and improvised music, software interfaces and video music.

Concerts take place daily at 8pm in Phipps Hall in the university’s Creative Arts Building, and admission is free. The performances include violinist and live electronics specialist Bennett Hogg (28 January) and the premiere of Jamie Fawcus’s Resonances for theremin and four-channel sound (31 Jan).

The daytime events include pre-concert talks from several of the artists, a circuit-bending workshop with Phil Archer and a PowerUsers’ Symposium dedicated to the advanced possibilities of the Max/MSP software package.

One of the partners of hcmf, CeReNeM’s areas of research include acoustics, sound spatialisation, digital interfaces, musical perception and cross cultural aesthetics. Work by its staff members, which include composers Liza Lim, Matthew Adkins and Pierre Alexandre Tremblay, forms an important part of the hcmf programme.

The full programme can be viewed here on the GEMdays website.