Thursday, 12 October 2017

MANTIS Festival 28 - 29 October 2017: JONTY HARRISON & Manchester composers





MANTIS Festival 28 - 29 October 2017

MANTIS (Manchester Theatre in Sound) presents concerts of new electroacoustic music, featuring guest artist Jonty Harrison presenting a full concert of his work Going / Places, as well as new works by Manchester composers. The Festival features the large-scale MANTIS sound diffusion system for an exciting and immersive listening experience.

John Thaw Studio Theatre, Martin Harris Centre, University of Manchester

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Twitter:           @MANTIS_Festival    


28 October 18:00 - 19:30 Concert 1
Mark Pilkington TBC (15:00)
David Berezan Offshore. 4-channel fixed media (9:00)
Sarah Keirle Lescun. Stereo fixed media (8:00)
Chris Keogh Rondo on Canvas. Stereo fixed media (4:16)
George Stenos-Frantzios Babel. Stereo fixed media (5:16)
Adriana Ruiz La fiesta del Diablo. 8-channel fixed media (10:00)
Guillaume Dujat Après moi, la pluie. Ambisonic fixed media (10:00)
Yuwin Qin Pot/Line/Block. 4-channel audio-visual (5:00)
Hayley Suviste Kinesis. Stereo fixed media (7:40)

28 October 20:00 - 21:00 Concert 2
Jonty Harrison Going / Places (60:00)

29 October 14:00 - 15:00 Concert 3
 Seth Scott Deuchar Study for White Noise and Sine Tones stereo fixed media (6:00)
Epa Fassianos Land of the Sirens. Stereo fixed media (27:00)
Sophie Delafontaine Ressort spiral. Stereo fixed media (10.49)
Harry Ovington I... Audio-visual (ca. 8:00) 
Hayley Hedges Freezing Point v2.0 Stereo fixed media (4:48)

Monday, 20 February 2017

MANTIS SPRING 2017: Van Gorkom (dutch-uk.network), MacKay and Blackburn






Marij Van Gorkom (*) - Bass Clarinet and Electronics Programme
Julián Ávila - Worstward (2017) 8'
Richard Scott - Black Wood Dialogues (2017) 5'-15'
Falk Morawitz - Inner Resonance (2017) 7'
Rosalía Soria - Kronos (2017) 5’
Ricardo Climent - s.laag (2016) 15’ 

(*) Marij Van Gorkom (dutch-uk network project) is supported by:
Research Network Fund. School of Arts, Histories and Cultures, University of Manchester, UK

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

MANTIS FESTIVAL 29-30 Oct 2016 - Oikawa, Stavropoulos, Dhomont, Weaver

MANTIS Festival Oct 2016
Oikawa, Stavropoulos, Dhomont, Weaver and NOVARS composers from the University of Manchester, UK

Three concerts, 1 Masterclass, 1 MANTIS workshop and 1 sound installation.


Concerts/Full/Concessions/Students
1 £8.50/£5.50/£3
2 £12.80/£8.80/£4.80
3 £19.20/£13.20/£7.20

Pictured above Junya Oikawa


Saturday 29 October 2016

18:00 - 19:30 Concert 1 
Featuring Morawitz, Fassianos, Rhodes, Ruiz, Scott, Morawitz/Dujat, Jones/Weaver

20:00 - 21:00 Concert 2 
Dhomont, Hermann, Omahan, Berezan, Stavropoulosx2) 21:00 Dinner in Rusholme

Sunday 30 October 
2016
12:00 - 13:00 Diffusion System workshop 

13:00 - 13:30 Junya Oikawa masterclass

14:00 - 15:00 Concert 3 (Junya Oikawa) 

Tuesday, 1 March 2016

Highlights 2016: MANTIS Festival - Terri Hron (Canada, recorder and electronics)

Starts: 18:00 5 Mar 2016
Ends: 19:30 5 Mar 2016
What is it: Music concert
Organiser: Martin Harris Centre
How much: £8.50 / £5.50 / £3
Who is it for: University staff, General public

MANTIS (Manchester Theatre in Sound) presents concerts of new electroacoustic music, featuring guest performer Terri Hron (Canada, recorder and electronics). 
Local and guest composers will present their work using the large-scale MANTIS sound diffusion system for an exciting and immersive listening experience.

Terri Hron (contrabass recorder) performing the Bird on a Wire II, Greenwich Music House, New York City. © eContact!

Friday, 18 September 2015

MANTIS FESTIVAL 17-18 Oct 2015: Kees Tazelaar, Institute of Sonology, The Hague, Julian Elvira (flute) + International Works Curated by Metanast




FULL CONCERT PROGRAMME

Concert 1, 18.00 - 19.30 Saturday 17 October: New electroacoustic works by University of Manchester composers
The Silver Key (2015) Rosalia Soria
The Solemn White Breathing of a Nocturnal City (2015) Falk Morawitz
Reductions / Expanses (2015) Danny Saul
Pronomo's Space [e] (2015) [Fl + elec] Julián Ávila  // Flute by Julian Elvira (*)
Starboard (2015) David Berezan
Origin and Destination (2015) Richard Scott


Concert 2, 20.00 - 21.00 Saturday 17 October: Kees Tazelaar
This concert is part of http://dutch-uk.network
Le poème électronique (1957–1958) Edgard Varèse  (**)
Chatoyance 2 (2013–2014) Kees Tazelaar
Erwachen heiterer Empfindungen bei der Ankunft
auf dem Lande (2014) Kees Tazelaar (music) Marianne Dekker (images)
Berglandschap (2015) Kees Tazelaar
EQUALE (2013) Richard Barrett and Kees Tazelaar

Concert 3, 14.00 - 15.00 Sunday 18 October: New electroacoustic works by University of Manchester composers
Translucency II (2013-2014) [live image proc] Haruka Hirayama
Aguabajo (2014) Adriana Ruiz
Hydrotrilogy (2015) Epa Fassianos
Naufrage (2015) Guillaume Dujat des Allimes

Concert 4, 19.00 - 22.30 Sunday 18 October: Metanast @ Zoo Pub.
A.P. Vague, Adam Stansbie, Ake Parmerud, Fernando Alexis, Julie Mansion-Vaquié, Nikos Stavropoulos, Steve Davismoon, Gidouille, Manoli Moriaty & Gradient, Omer Eilam, Peter Furniss, Richard Scott, Darren Brian Adcock .  




(*) Julian Elvira (flute)
Julián Elvira is the creator of the Pronomos flute, and his name has become a reference for experimental and avant-garde flute music in Spain and throughout Europe. He has premiered a long list of important Spanish and other European composers, many of whom have dedicated their works to him. He has recorded for the Spanish Television (TVE), the Spanish National Broadcasting (RNE), Piccolo, Sello Autor, Verso, Plataforma LTW, Phonos and World Edition. His recordings as soloist include four CDs of music for solo flute as well as flute accompanied by electronics.
After completing his superior level studies at the Real Conservatorio in Madrid, Julián then received a Masters degree in flute performance at Corvin University of Budapest where he worked with Istvan Matuz (who conceived of the the “Complex” system). Since then he has focused his work on new trends and ways in flute performance. Julián Elvira is principal flute in the Symphonic Band of Madrid and he combines his work there with research and a solo performance career, giving lectures and concerts on an international level. 
One of his most important projects, 3.1.Culturas, has brought him to travel and perform in countries such as Japan, Siria and India to study their culture and music, taking what he has learned about the timbral possibilities of flutes from these cultures into practice on his Pronomos flute.

www.pronomosflute.com


(**) Le poème électronique (1957–1958), 8 minutes
Edgard Varèse5-channel reconstruction of the music: Kees Tazelaar

In January of 1956, Louis Kalff, Philips’ director of artistic affairs, contacted Le Corbusier in Paris about the company’s plans for a Philips Pavilion at the Brussels World’s Fair in 1958. At that point, there was not yet any indication of the extremely avant-garde character that the project would eventually assume. Kalff wrote: “The interior of Le Corbusier’s Chapel at Ronchamp apparently has elements that would also be applicable in the Philips Pavilion. We want to present a synthesis of light and sound in a completely new and modern form. The walls must offer a continually changing panorama of light and color set to the rhythm of modern stereo music, such that at the end of the six- minute presentation visitors will have witnessed a more or less abstract testimonial that symbolically represents the genealogy of Philips and its products.”Once Le Corbusier became involved in the project, however, it would develop in a totally different direction. Le Corbusier, who originally had only been asked to take care of the interior of the Pavilion, in fact took over the entire artistic supervision from Kalff and even imposed all sorts of conditions of his own. He refused to collaborate with other artists and architects, assuming responsibility for the entire Pavilion himself, including its interior with the interplay of light and color and its sculptural form. For the music, however, he made an exception: the commission absolutely had to go to the New York-based composer Edgard Varèse.The music was reproduced on a three-track tape, the tracks of which could be heard coming from different clusters of loudspeakers in opposition to one another or resounding in flowing movements along specific routes. The total loudspeaker system comprised 325 speakers, supplemented by speakers for the bass tones. The automatic movements of the sound were registered on a 15-track control tape, which contained a total of 180 command channels.


Biographies (Dutch Programme)
Marianne Dekker studied painting and graphic arts at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague. Her work consists of drawings and paintings and digital animations based on stills and videos. Video work has been presented at Metropoliskino in Hamburg, Tesla Galerie in Berlin, the 2009 Shanghai Electroacoustic Music Week, the Contemporary Museum of the National University in Mexico City (MUAC), the Institute for Contemporary Interdisciplinary Arts at the University of Bath, Villa Elisabeth Berlin, Fylkingen in Stockholm and NK Berlin.
http://www.mariannedekker.com


Richard Barrett is internationally active as both a composer and an improvising performer, and has collaborated with many leading performers in both fields, while developing works and ideas which increasingly leave behind the distinctions between them. His long-term collaborations include the electronic duo FURT which he formed with Paul Obermayer in 1986 (and its more recent octet version fORCH), the ELISION contemporary music group, for which he has composed and performed since 1990, and regular appearances with the Evan Parker Electro-Acoustic Ensemble since 2003. He studied composition principally with Peter Wiegold, was a professor of composition at Brunel University in London between 2006 and 2009, and has twice been a member of the staff of the Institute of Sonology, between 1996 and 2001 and again from 2009 to the present. 
http://richardbarrettmusic.com


Kees Tazelaar followed courses in Sonology in Utrecht and The Hague, and later studied composition under Jan Boerman at the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague. He has been teaching at the Institute of Sonology since 1993 and has been head of the institute since 2006. His electronic music features a combination of formalization, richness of sound and a compositional approach to sound spatialization. As well as a composer, Kees Tazelaar is a historian, who has specialized in the early years of electronic music in the Netherlands and Germany. He has twice been the Edgard Varèse Guest Professor at the Technische Universität Berlin, where he earned his PhD in 2013 with the dissertation On the Threshold of Beauty: Philips and the Origins of Electronic Music in the Netherlands 1925–1965 (ISBN 978-94-6208-065-2).

http://www.keestazelaar.com






Tuesday, 10 February 2015

MANTIS Festival 28 Feb - 1 March 2015 In collaboration with NAISA (Toronto, Canada) and Metanast


MANTIS Festival 28 Feb - 1 March 2015
In collaboration with NAISA (Toronto, Canada) and Metanast (Manchester, UK) Mixed-media, live electronics, interactive, acousmatic

Concert 1: Saturday 28 Feb 18.00 John Thaw Studio Theatre, Martin Harris Centre, University of Manchester. Works by Mario Duarte,  Richard Scott, James Bagshaw, Rose Soria, David Berezan, Guillaume Dujat Des Allimes,, James Wynne, Epa Fassianos

Concert 2: Saturday 28 Feb 20.00 John Thaw Studio Theatre, Martin Harris Centre, University of Manchester. Works by Julian Avila, Falk Morawitz, Haruka Hirayama, Shaun Rimmer, Danny Saul

Concert 3: Sunday 1 March 14.00 John Thaw Studio Theatre, Martin Harris Centre, University of Manchester. Places we go.. Places we're from: a concert of works using the NAISA Spatialization System: Vanessa Sorce-Lévesque, James O'Callaghan, Ana Dall'Ara- Majek, Nick Storring, Vivienne Spiteri.

Concert 4: Sunday 1 March 19.30 Anthony Burgess Foundation, Manchester. Metanast: Adam Stansbie, Cody Kauhl, Dag Rosenqvist, Francis Dhomont, Grant Petrey, Heather Stebbins, Jon Panther, José Ricardo Neto, Josh Booth, Panos Amelides, Peter Batchelor, Riccardo Castagnola, Self Absorption, Sound Quartet
Sound Installation by Steve Symons at Martin Harris Centre, University of Manchester.

Tickets for concerts 1, 2, 3 available at: 
http://events.manchester.ac.uk/.../mantis-spring-2015-festival

Tickets for concert 4 available at the door 

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

3-4 April 2014: MANTIS - Sonic Fusion Festival, Media City UK


MANTIS - Sonic Fusion Festival, Media City UK

Concert 1, 3 April 2014, 17.45 - 19.00


ELEGIA (2013)                                 Anikó Tóth/Nikos Stavropoulos
Different Streams II   (2012)          Andrew Garbett  
Golden Hour (2014)                         Nikki Sheth
Myth III (2014)                                 Haruka Hirayama
Sonic Pathfinder (2014)                  Ricardo Climent
Glitches / Trajectories (2014)        Danny Saul

Concert 2, 4 April 2014, 19.45 - 21.00

to the wider ocean (2014)              Christine McCombe
Lamenting (2011)                           Brona Martin
Moorings (2014)                              David Berezan
Drips (2014)                                   Arthur Phillips
Superposition of two Opposites (2013)  Rosalia Soria Luz
Apollonian Gasket (2014)              Ignacio Pecino

Weaving rust (2013-2014)              Daniel Barreiro

For programme notes click here

Festival details click here

Thursday, 30 January 2014

MANTIS 10-YEAR FESTIVAL. 1-2 March 2014 with Francis Dhomont and Trevor Wishart

MANTIS 10 Years - featuring guests Francis Dhomont and Trevor Wishart
1 - 2 March 2014, Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall, University of Manchester.

DOWNLOAD FULL PROGRAMME as PDF (right click) - 5 Mb only!

Saturday 1 March

17.30 Wine and Cake Reception
18:00 Concert 1 A selection of award-winning Manchester works from 2004 - present.
20:00 Concert 2 Francis Dhomont

Sunday 2 March
16:30 Trevor Wishart talk
18:00 Concert 3 Works by current postgraduates and staff
20:00 Concert 4 Trevor Wishart + Kairos (electroacoustic ensemble)

Sound Installation by Gavin Osborne running 15.00 - 17.15 (Saturday) and 14.00 - 16.15 (Sunday)

Listening room with highlights of music from 10-years of MANTIS (12.30 - 5.30pm daily)


Thursday, 24 October 2013

MANTIS FESTIVAL PROGRAMME: 26-27 October 2013


Venue: The John Thaw Studio Theatre, Martin Harris Centre, Manchester
For directions click here

Saturday  26 October 2013
Concert 1: New works by NOVARS composers
Saturday 26 October 2013
Time: 18.00 - 19.30 

Triptych (2013)                                  Constantin Popp                 
Metallican (2013)                               Hayley Hedges
Luvina (2013)                                     Mario Duarte
Singularity (2013) - (audiomedia)         Ignacio Pecino                     
A bit closer to home......(2013)           Brona Martin           
W  (2013)                                           Michael Lau
4 Dreams (2013)                                  Rosalía Soria Luz
(all works are premiere performances)

Concert 2: Sonic Spaces: United Kingdoms /// Marij van Gorkom MVG) /// bass clarinet and electronics
Saturday 26 October 2013
Time: 20.00 - 21.00

Pareidolia I (2012)                 Patrick Nunn
Sotch (2008/2013)                 Yota Morimoto
Spree (2013)                         Kasia Glowicka
Dark Mission (2013)               Paul Wilson
Paraphrase I (2013)               David Prior
Drop and Gimme 140 (2013)   Michiel Mensingh 


SUNDAY 27 October 2013

Concert 3: Works by NOVARS composers, Gavin Osborn, Michael Mayhew
Sunday 27 October 2013
Time14.00 - 15.00

Mechanical Air (2013)          Gavin Osborn, Michael Mayhew
Rise (2013)                         Danny Saul
Nancrillex (2013)                CitizenUrge
(Un)folding (2004)              Daniel Barreiro




   Price:
      Special 2-concert rate: £12/ £8 / £4.80
      Special 3-concert rate: £18 / £12 / £7.20
Tickets available via Quaytickets
Venue: The John Thaw Studio Theatre
Time: 18:00
Admission Price: £7.50 / £5 / £3 (unreserved seating)


Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Marij van Gorkom @ MANTIS Festival 2013 (Fall): Dutch/British program for bass clarinet and live electronics

Marij van Gorkom at the MANTIS Fall Festival 2013- Saturday 26th October 2013


Marij van Gorkom's web: http://sonicspaces.eu/


Marij van Gorkom studied music and chemistry, first at Indiana University, where she studied clarinet with Eli Eban, and then after obtaining the BS degree in chemistry, she moved to Leiden University to follow the MSc program in biophysical chemistry. In 2007 she obtained her BM degree in both bass clarinet and (e-flat) clarinet at Codarts, University of Professional Arts Education, in Rotterdam. She studied bass clarinet with Henri Bok and (e-flat) clarinet with Jan Jansen and José Luis Estellés. Currently she is studying 'clarinet baix' with Harry Sparnaay at the Esmuc in Barcelona.

Saturday 26th October 2013

MANTIS Fall Festival 2013

6pm, Saturday 26 October 2013 
8pm, Saturday 26 October 2013 
2pm, Sunday 27 October 2013

MANTIS (Manchester Theatre in Sound) presents a weekend of electroacoustic concerts featuring composers based at the NOVARS Research Centre, a full concert curated by and featuring guest artist Marij van Gorkom (bass clarinet and live electronics) and the MANTIS large-scale loudspeaker sound diffusion system for an exciting and immersive listening experience.

This event forms part of the New Music North West Festival, the fourth and largest ever festival celebrating the wealth of creative talent in the North West.

      Price:
      Special 2-concert rate: £12/ £8 / £4.80
      Special 3-concert rate: £18 / £12 / £7.20
Tickets available via Quaytickets

Venue: The John Thaw Studio Theatre
Time: 18:00
Admission Price: £7.50 / £5 / £3 (unreserved seating)



Tuesday, 10 September 2013

MANTIS @ Liverpool Hope: Music Since 1900 Conference

Mantis

Starts: Thursday, 12 September 2013

MANTIS (Manchester Theatre in Sound) presents two consecutive concerts of electroacoustic music featuring composers based at the NOVARS Research Centre (University of Manchester), as well as works selected from an international call.

The concerts present a purely sound-based experience, where there is no performer in the traditional sense or other visual stimuli, featuring music and sounds developed from the widest possible range of sources using cutting edge technologies.

The works will be interpreted and diffused in the listening space by the composers in real time on large-scale multi-loudspeaker system (an orchestra of loudspeakers) using the MANTIS sound diffusion system, providing for an exciting and immersive listening experience.



Category:Capstone Theatre
Date:Thursday, 12 September 2013 - Thursday, 12 September 2013
Time:8pm and 9pm
Venue :Capstone Theatre
Organiser:Capstone Theatre

Sunday, 3 February 2013

March 2-3, 2013: MANTIS SPRING FESTIVAL FEATURES PERCUSSIONIST MIQUEL BERNAT

MANTIS presents a weekend of new electroacoustic music featuring works by composers based at the NOVARS Research Centre (University of Manchester) and invited guests. This edition features guest percussionist Miquel Bernat  performing a unique 'key-percussion and electronics' concert for Timbila (xylophone-like instrument of Mozambique), marimba and vibraphone. Bernat's event comprises commissioned works with electronics for Ricardo Climent, Jose Manuel Lopez Lopez and music by Martin Wesley-Smith and traditional timbila music. 

The Mbila (plural timbila) is a xylophone-like instrument from Mozambique ancestor of the modern marimba, first mentioned by a Portuguese missionary in the 1300s. The Timbila's orchestras serve many purposes, ranging from religious to traditional ceremonies of the Chopi people. This hand-made instrument and its associated culture were close to extinction since the liberation from Portuguese colonial rule in 1975, which was followed by a horrendous ca. 15 years of civil war. Among a number of efforts to reinvent the instrument's approach, a group of percussionists Drumming-GP from Porto led by Miquel Bernat and with the advice and training of Matchume Zango brought a complete set of timbilas to put together a full Orchestra in Europe and commissioned Western composers to write for these instruments including electronics. 



Price: £7.50/ £5/ £3

Offers: Special 2-concert rate: £12/ £8 / £4.80 Special 3-concert rate: £18 / £12 / £7.20

Venue: John Thaw Studio Theatre. Martin Harris Centre for Music and Drama
Bridgeford Street, M13 9PL. Manchester, UK
Pictured above, Miquel Bernat performing the Mbila (timbila)


PROGRAMME RESUME

Saturday 2 March 2013
    18:00-19:30 Concert One: Works by Guests and NOVARS composers
    20:00   Concert Two: key-percussion and electronics concert with Miquel Bernat
Sunday 3 March 2013
   12:00 Timbila workshop with Miquel Bernat (room to be confirmed)
   14:00 Concert Three: Works by NOVARS composers


MANTIS PROGRAMME DETAILS (PROVISIONAL)

Saturday 2 March 2013  

18:00-19:30 Concert One : Works by Guests and NOVARS composers

Requiem77  for Cello and Fixed media by Kevin Malone 13' (Cello Alice Purton)
Frictions_Storms  for Fixed media by  Danny Saul 12'
Contrarreforma laboral III  for Fixed media by Julian Avila   8
The Visions of Ezekiel for Fixed Media by Lee Fraser 10'16"
Invader  for Fixed media  by Mark Ferguson 
Nick Casswell Træsko Fixed media 5mins 46 secs
beeps  for Fixed media  by Constantin Popp 14.45'

20:00 Concert Two: key-percussion (including timbila) and electronics concert with Miquel Bernat

VibraZoyd  for Vibraphone and electronics  by Jose Manuel Lopez Lopez 
For Marimba and Tape by Martin Wesley-Smith 
Traditional Timbila music excerpts

Xi for Timbila of Mozambique and electronics  by Ricardo Climent

Sunday 3 March 2013

14:00 Concert Three: Works by NOVARS composers

Myth for Fl, Bsn, Perc, Accordion, Vc by Haruka Hirayama 10'
Telchines for Fixed media  by Dimitris Savva 7'33
Behind My Living Stereo  for Fixed media  by  Michael Lau 10'
Articulating Space for Fixed media  by Mario Duarte 4'
The Doors Piece for Fixed media  by Donal Sarsfield 25'


Pictured above, Miquel Bernat

MIGUEL BERNAT  - percussion

Born in Valencia (Spain) in 1966, Miguel Bernat received his musical education at the conservatories of Valencia, Madrid, Brussels and Rotterdam, and participated in the Aspen Summer Music Course.  He was granted the "Premio Extraordinario Fin de Carrera" at the Conservatory of Madrid, the GAUDEAMUS Special Percussion Prize" in 1993 and the 2nd prize at the Aspen Nakamichi Competition (USA).
Being an eclectic musician, he has played with the Orquesta Ciutat de Barcelona and with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam, as well as in the contemporary music ensembles "Ictus", "Ictus Piano and Percussion Quartet", Trio Allures", "Duo Contemporain", etc...
As soloist in numerous recitals, he premièred the "Concerto pour Marimba et 15 instruments" by David del Puerto at the Ars Musica festival in Brussels and in Valencia ENSEMS Festival, and the Premier of “Campos Magnéticos” of Cesar Camarero in Porto and Madrid.
Formerly a professor at the Rotterdam and Brussels Conservatories, he is now intensively engaged in pedagogical activities at the “Escola Superior de
 Musica de Catalunya” at Barcelona. "Escola Profesionalde Mùsica de Espinho (Portugal) and the "Escola Superior de Mùsica do Porto". There, he founded DRUMMING   Grupo de Percussão,  who was selected as a Resident Music Group of Porto 2001  Cultural Capital of Europe and gave concerts in Portugal, Spain, France, Belgium, Brasil. 
He is regularly invited to the most reputed international contemporary music festivals (France, England, Brasil, Venezuela, Australia, USA, Finland, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Thailand etc...) to perform, among others, as a solo percussionist and to give Master Classes. In 1998 he performed as a soloist in scenic music (Xénakis) during the production "Just Before" by the Belgian choreographer Anne Teresa de KEERSMAEKER.and with the Ballet Gulbenkian of Lisboa  the coreography “Psappha” of italian Mauro Bigonzetti. A passionate performer of new music, Miguel BERNAT has worked with numerous composers (many works being dedicated to him), thus contributing to the expansion and constant evolution of the contemporary repertoire for percussion.

Friday, 5 October 2012

MANTIS concerts Fall 2012!! - MANTIS FESTIVAL



MANTIS concerts Fall 2012

Thursday 11 October, Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall

13.10 - 14.00 Lunchtime concert

Thumbs (8-ch)                                  David Berezan          12.00
... krshngnnmmnn (live)                  Saul and Popp          10.00
Erevos (2-ch)                                    Demetrios Savva      7.30
Sun warms the Memory (2-ch)      Sam Salem                12:00

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MANTIS Festival

27 - 28 October 2012   University of Manchester, UK

MANTIS (Manchester Theatre in Sound) presents a weekend of 4 electroacoustic concerts featuring composers based at the NOVARS Research Centre, guest artists John Young (curating a full concert of his works), Andy Lewis (premiering his new audio-visual work Lexicon, sponsored by the Wellcome Trust) and Barry Truax (premiering new works in a concert marking the centenary of computing pioneer Alan Turing, supported by the Canada Council for the Arts, Manchester Science Festival and the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures at the University of Manchester).  The festival features the MANTIS large-scale sound diffusion system for an exciting and immersive listening experience.
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Saturday 27 October, John Thaw Studio Theatre

18.00 - 19.30 New works by NOVARS composers

Jaws (8-ch)                                  Danny Saul                12.00 premiere
Thews and Limbs (stereo)             Lee Fraser                 25.00 premiere
(interval: 10 min)
Different Streams II (Fl+8ch)          Andrew Garbett        19.00 premiere
Pulses            (4-ch)                     Constantin Popp      20.00 premiere

20.00 - 21.00 John Young


Inner (stereo)                                John Young                12:00

Are You Everybody? (2-ch AV)         John Young                18:00

Smoke and Mirrors (16-ch)              John Young                20:00

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Sunday 28 October, Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall

18.00 - 19.00 New works by NOVARS composers, Andrew Lewis

Lexicon (8-ch AV)                             Andrew Lewis                       15.00 premiere
Oz (5.1)                                           Brona Martin                        26.00 premiere
Electric Strings (2-ch)                       Oliver Carman                       11.30

19.30 - 20.30 ENIGMA: The life and death of Alan Turing. 
Barry Truax, William George (tenor) and Mark Pilkington

Enigma (tenor+6-ch+AV)                 Barry Truax                17:00 premiere
From the Unseen World (Pn+6-ch)   Barry Truax                12:00 premiere
Turing (5.1-ch)                              Mark Pilkington        25:00
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Sunday, 4 March 2012

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

MANTIS 2012 - Spring Festival March 3 -4 (Manchester UK)



MANTIS presents concerts curated by guest composers Jonty Harrison and Diana Salazar, as well as new electroacoustic works by composers based at the University of Manchester, featuring the MANTIS multiple loudspeaker sound diffusion system.

John Thaw Studio Theatre (Martin Harris Centre), University of Manchester


Concert 1, 18.00 Saturday 3 March 2012: Works from Kingston
Music for Strings         Oded Ben-Tal
La Voz del Fuelle        Diana Salazar 
sys_m1                        Louise Harris
Porous Torsion            John Ferguson (Hybrid guitar with motion sensitive electronics) and Diana Salazar (multichannel live electronics)
Improvised Works       KUDAC (Kingston University Digital Arts Collective)


Concert 2, 19.30 Saturday 3 March 2012: Jonty Harrison
Phantom Power (2007-08)
Undertow (2007)
Internal Combustion (2005-06)
Streams  (1999)


Concert 3, 14.00 Sunday 4 March 2012: MANTIS composers
The Luc Ferrari Piece (2012)                    Donal Sarsfield
Peace shall be her first sounding (2012) James Percival
Swirls (2012)                                   Ignacio Pecino
Environ-cycle (2012)                       Michael Lau
Etude on Space (2012)                             Danny Saul
Skalna (2012)                                   Constantin Popp 
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Tickets:
1 concert: £7.50/5.00/4.00
2 concerts: £12.00/8.00/6.40
3 concerts: £18.00/12.00/9.60
The Martin Harris Centre for Music and Drama
The University of Manchester
Bridgeford Street, Manchester, M13 9PL. 
Telephone:0161 275 8951
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Box Office Hours: 14:00 -
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