Thu 3 - Sat 5 Feb 2011 | Thurs-Fri: from 10am // Sat: from 12 noon | Festival Pass: £20/£15 // Day Pass: £8/£6
Sound Thought is the annual music composition, performance and research conference run by music postgraduates at the University of Glasgow. Each year, the festival presents a wide range of new composition work alongside paper presentations and workshops in an event which exists to explore contemporary music via practical and theoretical research, within and beyond the discipline of music.
This year’s festival, created in partnership with The Arches, will be a three day music-focused multi-arts conference/festival, combining workshops, paper presentations and round table discussion with a diverse programme of compositions, provocations and interdisciplinary performance.
The event will be a public platform for GU postgraduate work, and a chance to develop the themes and concerns of this work by engaging with broad research and an audience consisting of academic departments, visiting and local artists and a wider public. However, it is also a chance to explore research in sound from other Glasgow arts institutions, and a programme of interdisciplinary performance work by emergent artists working in related creative fields. The aim is to bring new music, research and performance work to a wider audience and to create a hub for the dialogues already existent in sound work – across disciplines, between genres and beyond expectations…
FULL PROGRAMME //
View the full programme here or click on the links below to see information for each day:
These will be presented alongside the full programme over the three days.
Sound and the Instrument
Ian Quinn: Samuel Barber and the Organ
Simon Waters: Flute: A Performance Ecosystem
Lauren Hayes: Prepared Piano
Sound and Society
Marcello Messina: Unified by Separatism
Luciana Camara: Music and Subjectivity
Emma Webster: Loyal to those people till the day I die
Sound and Industry
Kenny Barr: Composers’ rights and the celestial Jukebox
Christopher Hoddinott: Music in the age of digital reproduction
Kenneth Forbes: Second Album Syndrome
Sound and Performance
Leila Peacock: Short reading in the dark
Jayne Norrie: Music scores as visual art
Adam Stansbie: Acousmatic works and performances – a philosophical exploration
Sound and Culture
Jessica Quinones: The Argentine sounds of sex
Jo Clements: Rescued from oblivion
Neil Cooper: Hey! Hey! What’s that sound?
Sound and the Listener
Ben Dunn: Complications of sound in postmodern theatre
Chole Panayides: Exploring the self as a phenomenological being
Robert Fulford: Hearing-impared musicians
Sound and its Classification
Dr. Anne Dresler: Rocking the fans
Lauren Redhead: Green angel
Markee Rambo-Hood: Postdramatic musicality
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Legendary international acts, cult festivals and the most exciting new bands collide at one of the city’s most eclectic live venues.
It’s perhaps natural that, as one of the nation’s most unusual live music venues, our programme spans rock, pop, indie, electronica, soul, jazz, country, metal, folk, and the many sub-genres inbetween. The unique atmosphere and space of the building means it’s often used for anything from intimate acoustic gigs to stage-diving, sweaty rammies and slick, spectacular international concerts.
Supporting the best examples of the known and the not-so-known, the Arches stage is host to everything from the latest stars of leftfield pop, such as Grimes and Chvrches, to alternative indie rock acts such as Peace and Yeasayer, prog and rock heroes such as The Fall, Swans and Dinosaur Jnr, and cutting edge electronic talent, from Rustie to James Blake.
We also regularly plays host to international legends – from Martha Reeves to Ben E. King to Jane Birkin – and provide the perfect multi-room setting for various festivals, from Celtic Connections to the Glasgow Jazz Festival. In 2012, the hallowed arches played hosted to the UK-wide Africa Express tour, featuring Damon Albarn, Baaba Maal and a trainload of world music stars, and in 2013, the building was transformed into a sonic Cineplex for our own co-curated cult event the Glasgow Music and Film Festival, featuring live film scores and AV sets from Jeff Mills, Dieter Moebius and Raime.
“A classical gig in the vaults of Scotland’s dance mecca might sound an odd prospect, but the Arches proved the perfect setting”
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