**NEW CLUB NIGHT* *on* Thursday 16th NOVEMBER *with* *TIM HOPKINS* *Thursday November 16, 6-8pm in the Seminar Rooms, Ben Pimlott Building, Goldsmiths, University of London, New Corss, SE14 6NW
FREE, ALL ARE WELCOME * *ELEPHANT AND CASTLE* *Tim Hopkins will introduce a new lyric theatre /digital media work-in-progress, called ELEPHANT AND CASTLE.
/"Architecture is music, frozen." Goethe/A new lyric theatre piece using the web to link audiences in two architectural spaces simultaneously, based at the Elephant and castle Shopping Centre and Aldeburgh Festival, Suffolk. This explores how human activity is directed by environment, in this case in two places that represent contrasting ideas of a designed society.
The Elephant was Britain's first Drive-In Shopping Centre, opened in 1965, and along with many other buildings of its generation, is being redeveloped or effaced. The Snape Maltings concert hall was opened in 1967.
Commissioned by LONDON ARTISTS PROJECTS Research Phase funded by ARTS COUNCIL (UK) ***Tim Hopkins * works in two related areas:* *opera production and making new lyric theatre works with multimedia elements. He began making work in Opera and Theatre as a director from 1989, and additionally as a scenic designer and filmmaker from 1998.
He has been commissioned to direct opera repertoire for WNO, English National Opera, The Royal Opera Covent Garden, Opera North, Glimmerglass, Teatro dell’Opera Roma, Bayerische Staatsoper Festspiel, Theatre Basel, Graz Oper, Staatsoper Hannover, Wexford Festival, ETO, Alternative Lyrique Paris, Almeida Opera, Aldeburgh Festival and others. He has been commissioned to make original works, involving lyric theatre, moving image and digital media by Opera North, Aldeburgh Festival, ROH2, The Sage Gateshead, Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, Channel 4 TV, LAP.
In 2001 he was awarded a NESTA Fellowship for personal artistic development. -- The rest of the Autumn term's Club nights are: on 30 NOVEMBER with MARK D'INVERNO*CELL: AN INTERDISCIPLINARY PROJECT LOOKING AT NEW THEORIES OF STEM CELL BEHAVIOUR*
Mark is Professor of Computing at Goldsmiths with a research interest in intelligent agents and multi-agent systems.
-- on 14 DECEMBER with CHRIS BRAUER HIT SONG SCIENCEChris is a PhD candidate in Sociology and Computing at Goldsmiths College, Visiting Lecturer at City University, as well as owner and principal consultant of Smoothmedia http://www.smoothmedia.com/
For more information on the Thursday Club check http://www.goldsmiths.ac.uk/cccc/thursday-club.php or email maria x: drp01mc@xxxxxxxxxx
--Maria Chatzichristodoulou [aka maria x] PhD Art & Computational Technologies http://www.cybertheater.org