Tag Archives: University of Manchester

The Inward Beauty of Helmut Lachenmann

In cel­eb­ra­tion of Helmut Lachenmann’s 75th birthday, University of Manchester new music en­semble Vaganza are presenting two con­certs of his music this Friday. A free lunch­time con­cert will see Ad Solem Chamber Choir per­form Lachenmann’s Consolation II along­side works by stu­dents, in­cluding Tom Coult and Joy Chou. The evening sees a more thor­ough ex­am­in­a­tion of […]

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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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Notturno/Abschiedslied I @ New Music North West

Written in June Notturno/Abschiedslied I, for solo piano, was premiered by Olivia Jageurs on 26 November as part of the New Music North West Festival (23−27 November) in a Vaganza con­cert cel­eb­rating Peter Maxwell Davies’s new role as patron of Manchester University Music Society. Listings: Facebook / Official page / Full fest­ival schedule Poster (PDF, 124kb)

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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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