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Sonorities Festival of Contemporary Music and
Two Thousand + TEN symposium
Sonic Arts Research Centre, Queen's University Belfast (4 - 7 November 2010)
Sonorities 2010 celebrates artistic collaboration by showcasing new work developed in the context of the CoMeDia Culture 2007 European project. This year's festival extends from Belfast to Graz in Austria and Hamburg in Germany through an eclectic and vibrant collective of musicians, coming together to perform in, on and across the network.
As the use of computer networks increasingly influences our daily lives and the way we approach artwork, social interaction and creativity, we feature three days of events which present experimental and groundbreaking work in the field of network performance as well as revisiting 20th Century classics performed across Europe. Along with highlights such as grandfathers of networked music The Hub, pianist and composer Chris Brown, invited artists include Carin Levine (flute) and Evan Parker (saxophone) who will perform new network-centric pieces by artists associated with the Sonic Arts Research Centre and the CoMeDia project including Pedro Rebelo, Franziska Schroeder, Andrea Szigetvári, Felipe Hickmann, Rui Chaves, Justin Yang, Patricia Alessandrini, Alain Renaud, Imogene Newland, Pierre Proske, Robert King, Winfried Ritsch and The European Bridges Ensemble amongst others. The festival culminates in a concert by an improvised music collective directed by Evan Parker.
On 6 November, Sonorities will host the Two Thousand + TEN symposium (http://twothousand.wordpress.com) which has been running alongside the festival since 2006 (Initiated by Franziska Schroeder). The symposium provides a platform for creating relationships between a public artistic program and an interdisciplinary critical platform with speakers from fields such as performance, new media, choreography, music technology, musicology, sociology and philosophy. This year's symposium focuses on improvisation and includes keynote addresses by Professor Georgina Born and Professor David Borgo.
Join us for this unique event of network music, dance, interactive video and installation staged between Belfast's Sonic Arts Research Centre at Queen’s University Belfast, Graz's Institut für Elektronische Musik und Akustik and Hamburg's Hochschule für Musik und Theater.
Admission to all events is free. Registration (Email to f.schroeder@xxxxxxxxx) for the symposium is essential to ensure a place.
Programme: For full details please visit http://www.sonorities.org.uk
Two Thousand + TEN Symposium Programme