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NottNOISE New Music Marathon
9 CONCERTS |  12 HOURS |  31 COMPOSERS |  38 MUSICIANS

Sunday 29 November 2020

In the lead up to the Marathon, University of Nottingham Associate Professor in Music Composition Elizabeth Kelly interviewed some of the composers and performers featured in the programme, to provide further insights to the compositions, performers, methods and instruments featured – from working with young composers in lockdown to an introduction to the carnyx, a Celtic war horn.


Interview Title Description Connected Concert
The Villiers Quartet in Lockdown –
Empowering Community Creativity
The Villiers Quartet join University of Nottingham composer Elizabeth Kelly to discuss their work with East Midlands secondary-school students on new string quartet compositions through the ‘VQ Create’ project. Midlands Community Music
University of Nottingham Music Students in Lockdown University of Nottingham students and recent alumni join University of Nottingham composition lecturer Elizabeth Kelly and Music Head of Department Mervyn Cooke to discuss their musical responses to lockdown.   Midlands Community Music
Villiers Quartet: Nottingham Stories Individual members of the Villiers Quartet perform in iconic Nottingham venues in lockdown.  Midlands Community Music
The Toy Piano University of Nottingham Assistant Professor Xenia Pestova Bennett joins her duo partner Netherlands-based pianist Pascal Meyer to discuss the toy piano. Tête-à-Tête – New Music for Toy Piano
Birmingham Composers in Lockdown Birmingham-based composers Fumiko Miyachi and Michael Wolters join University of Nottingham composition lecturer Elizabeth Kelly and postgraduate student Jamie Elless to discuss their compositions featured in the NottNOISE Marathon and the Birmingham new music scene under lockdown. Midlands Piano
The Comedy of Alto Flute Composer Ben Gaunt and comedian Sean Morley join University of Nottingham composer Elizabeth Kelly to discuss their unique collaboration on Disquieting Spellsphere for Carla Rees on alto flute. Resonances: Low Flutes, Low Clarinets & Comedy
Performer Talks with John Kenny:
The Rediscovery of the Carnyx & 
Scottish trombonist John Kenny introduces the audience to the awesome carnyx, a Celtic war horn. Kenny has been integral in reconstructing the ancient carnyx in collaboration with archaeologists based on instrumental artifacts found in bogs, including an artifact found in Lincolnshire.

This part 1 covers the history of the instrument.
John Kenny: New Music for Trombone & Carnyx
Performer Talks with John Kenny:
How to play the Celtic Carnyx
Scottish trombonist John Kenny introduces the audience to the awesome carnyx, a Celtic war horn. Kenny has been integral in reconstructing the ancient carnyx in collaboration with archaeologists based on instrumental artifacts found in bogs, including an artifact found in Lincolnshire. 

In this part 2, John Kenny discusses how to play the instrument.
John Kenny: New Music for Trombone & Carnyx
Jason Adler and Oğuz Büyükberber in Conversation Connected to the Mixed Bill featuring Simon Paterson, Amanda Johnson, Jason Adler and Oğuz Büyükberber, the two performers discuss networked improvisation. Deep Sounds  Mixed Bill
John Young – What is Acousmatic Music? De Montfort University Professor of Composition John Young joins University of Nottingham composer Elizabeth Kelly to discuss acousmatic music, including his composition, Three Spaces in Mid-Air, and how you might approach listening to the other acousmatic works he selected from our international call. Acousmatic Journeys
Midlands Composers' Take on Sarah Watts’s Contrabass Clarinet a.k.a. ‘the Beast' Contrabass clarinetist Sarah Watts joins the first composers she commissioned to compose for her specially made Selmer contrabass clarinet, Tom Williams (Coventry) and Elizabeth Kelly (Nottingham), to discuss their approaches to this unusual instrument – the lowest, largest member of the clarinet family. Feeding the Beast
Metalization of a Dream University of Nottingham composition lecturer Duncan MacLeod discusses how he brought together visual art and music in his composition for the Galvanise Ensemble. NottNOISE After Hours – Mixed Bill

These events will be available online on our Youtube page. Please subscribe to our channel and check out the NottNOISE Marathon playlist where all concerts and interviews will be published at the scheduled time on Sunday 29 November and will remain accessible for your future enjoyment.

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To see the full marathon line-up visit the NottNOISE New Music Marathon webpage.

See Full Line-Up

 
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