Tag Archives: Donal Sarsfield

Composer Portrait:
Donal Sarsfield

Recent re­cip­ient of the 1er Prix Luigi Russolo for his work Gallivanting (now re­titled as The Suitcases Piece), Donal Sarsfield is an Irish com­poser cur­rently studying for a PhD in elec­troacoustic music at the University of Manchester on an Irish Arts Council Elizabeth Maconchy Composition Fellowship. His re­cent tape music demon­strates poignancy and hu­mour in […]

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Donal Sarsfield

Points of Contact: MANTIS Fall Festival 2010

The bi­an­nual MANTIS Festival at the University of Manchester presents fixed media works and works with live elec­tronics, per­forming these over a large sound dif­fu­sion system that com­prises around 40 loud­speakers. The con­certs over the Halloween weekend show­cased the work of stu­dents at the uni­ver­sity, that of in­vited guest com­posers and in­cluded the first collaboration […]

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Encuentros Cuenca

I have ar­rived home from a won­derful trip to premiere my tape piece La leggerezza delle città at Encuentros Cuenca. The fest­ival was fant­astic, the dance in par­tic­ular standing out, and the cloister of the Fundación Antonio Pérez with a view across the valley proved a beau­tiful set­ting for the con­cert of elec­troacoustic music, which […]

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Tape Pieces @ Encuentros Cuenca

Two of my tape pieces Para cruzar el sueño and the brand-new La leggerezza delle città will be per­formed on the 4th of September at the Encuentros Cuenca fest­ival in Spain. I’m very grateful to Irma Catalina Álvarez and the rest of the fest­ival or­gan­isers for com­mis­sioning La leggerezza delle città and flying me over […]

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    Chris Swithinbank is a British-Dutch com­poser who works with both acoustic in­stru­ments and elec­tronic sounds. He is cur­rently a stu­dent at Harvard University with Chaya Czernowin.
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