Upcoming Concerts and Workshops: Sounds Heard

Sounds Heard: Avant-garde, experimental, electronic and improvised musics and workshops celebrating the work of Hugh Davies.

UPDATE: Videos of these concerts can be viewed here!

Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 October 2015

Clothworkers Centenary Concert Hall
School of Music, University of Leeds
Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 9JT
United Kingdom

The weekend will include performances by celebrated free improviser Steve Beresford, vocalist Phil Minton, sound artist Aleks Kolkowski, members of the Edinburgh-based ensemble Grey Area, and live coding of dot-matrix printers by Alex McLean. There will be an analogue disc-cutting and vocal workshop with Phil Minton and Aleks Kolkowski, and a workshop and film-screening on Stockhausen’s Mikrophonie I.

Schedule of events and how to book workshop places – see below!

Steve_Beresford-9    Phil_Minton

(images: left Steve Beresford, right Phil Minton)

Among Davies’s pieces to be performed will be his experimental music-theatre works ‘The Birth of Live Electronic Music’ and ‘Mobile with Differences’, his late-sixties live electronic and vocal pieces ‘Voice’ and ‘Not to be Loaded with Fish’, his 1980s dot-matrix printer piece ‘Printmusic’, and ‘Galactic Interfaces’ for self-built instruments, tape, and live electronics.

kolkowski_h-o-mono    greyarea-marksummers

(images: left Aleks Kolkowski, right Grey Area)

Many of these pieces haven’t been performed publicly in decades; come and hear/see them performed by some of the world’s leading performers of experimental and improvised musics, many of whom have worked with Davies during their distinguished careers.


(image: Alex McLean)


Twitter: Follow @DaviesProject #hughdavies

Schedule of Events

Saturday 17 October
2:00pm Disc-cutting and vocal workshop (booking essential)
5:00pm Pre-concert talk and screening of Mikrophonie I
6:00pm Concert: Grey Area, Alex McLean, and guests perform music by Hugh Davies

Sunday 18 October
1:00pm Mikrophonie I workshop (booking essential)
3:30pm Pre-concert talk
4:00pm Concert: Steve Beresford + Phil Minton with Aleks Kolkowski and Sean Williams perform music by Hugh Davies, Steve Beresford, and improvised sets

The workshops are free but booking is essential as places are limited. To book a place at one of the workshops please email Caitlin Mockridge – mcchm@leeds.ac.uk – stating which workshop(s) you would like to book. The concerts and pre-concert talks are free and do not need to be booked.

A more detailed schedule of events, including descriptions of the workshops and concert running orders, will be published very soon – please check again in a few days.


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