Previous Concerts

On Memory

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The celebrated author Alexander McCall Smith asks, ‘how do memories make us who we are?’ The answer comes in music - by Harry Whalley - and poetry and scientific exploration informed by neurologist Professor Adam Zeman. Joined by the acclaimed Gildas String Quartet and Soprano Sarah Dacey each movement explores a different capacity of memory. How memories are formed before birth from a mother’s song, how autobiographical memories are encoded in our minds and memories declines in old age.

Connection Through Music

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Connection Through Music: How music changes our bodies, minds and live is an evening with premières of works by Ukrainian composers performed live and some streamed from Ukraine.

Solo performances by Veronika Ivonina, Tigran Sagatelian and Oleksiy Synelnyk-Shcherbak and an open conversation with Professor Nigel Osborne and Dr Angela Kennedy

Didimus Sound System

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Didimus Sound System: Soulless Al and Human Essence.

Nosferatu

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Nosferatu x UCA Animation x Sea Of Cables

This unique screening will also feature 'animated interventions' from the Animation department, thus combining a variety of fresh creative contributions towards this spooky season favourite.

Sonata of the Soul

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Come along for a performance of 'Sonata of the Soul', a new piece created by local musicians and students in collaboration with composer Harry Whalley. The piece will explore the connection between music and memory, and will be performed by the Gildas Quartet.

Sea of Cables X

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This ongoing project is a collaboration between the School of Film and Media & School of Communication Design incorporating students and technical / academic staff.

Social Virtuosity | Eddie Prevost & The Workshop Group (here.here)

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Compositional and improvisation freedoms, recurring themes in our series, tend to prioritise instrumental virtuosity over the socio-politico-environmental dynamics at play between all involved in a musical situation: composer, players, listeners, curators, tech team, funders. Social virtuosity, a term coined by legendary vocalist, guest of our 2nd concert and founder of FIG (Feminist Improvising Group) Maggie Nicols – to denote the capacity for effective interpersonal interaction through music making – is what we are focusing on for this 5th here.here season curated by Emmanuelle Waeckerlé

Social Virtuosity with Maggie Nicols & Maureen Wolloshin (here.here)

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With: Maggie Nicols (voice) – patternbook | Heledd Francis-Wright (flutes), Frances Knight (keyboard accordion, piano), Nadia Tewfik-Bailey (violin), Maureen Wolloshin (oboes, gliss anglais) | – Emmanuelle Waeckerlé (voice).
A (Maureen Wolloshin, 2021)
Spider ballet (Frances Knight, 2021)
with Maggie Nicols and patternbook

What is left if we aren’t the world (Emmanuelle Waeckerlé, 2022)
Sketches (Maggie Nicols, 1970’s)
Improv with Maggie Nicols, patternbook and Emmanuelle Waeckerlé

Social Virtuosity with Eva-Maria Houben (here.here)

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With Lara Agar (violin), Angharad Davies (violin), Isidora Edwards (cello), Finn Froome-Lewis (cello), Eva Maria Houben (piano), Dominic Lash (double bass), Hannah Marshall (cello), Artur Vidal (saxophone)

Enid - Yes! Recording, performance, vinyl and colour

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Enid is a collective of artists, musicians and sound engineers led by academic and multi-instrumentalist Laura Lee (Parachute for Gordo). This exhibition brings together technical and artistic innovation, Laura’s unique approach to music and Karina Fraser’s vivid and evocative paintings.

Concept ventriloquy | Cage, Ellis, Oliveros, Reage (here.here)

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We started with the premiere of Seamus Cater’s new song cycle, giving voice to the words of English mathematician and amateur concertina player Alexander J. Ellis, accompanied by a 1926 Wheatstone concertina in a tuning suggested by Ellis (skhismic). For the second concert in March, Space ventriloquy | Mike McEvoy, Plangency, Sea of Cables, the corelation between an environmental space and the sounds and music that resonate it were expanded through time and space.

Space ventriloquy | Mike McEvoy, Plangency, Sea of Cables (here.here)

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Our relationship to space is not just visual, but also auditory. In this concert, the corelation between an environmental space and the sounds and music that resonate it our challenged. Michael J McEvoy questions translation of visual image to sound through interpretation. His music is a response to videos, and his scores invite classically trained musicians to expand their zone of influence, from the traditional minutia of interpretation in classical music, to a wide-open form. Cello, Guitar and Piano. Akira Sileas and Harry Whalley’s work Plangency for Cello and Live electronics uses the reverberant space of Salisbury Cathedra

Seamus Cater explores Alexander J. Ellisat Iklectik (here.here)

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For the three concerts of this 4th season, we are focusing on a theme of dislocation of sound in space and time, chosing works that rely upon the voice and other sonic events coming from elsewhere literally or through technology.

We are starting with Seamus Cater’s new song cycle based on in-depth research into English mathematician,philologist, and amateur concertina player Alexander J. Ellis (1814 – 1890).

Plangency: For Cello and Electronics at Salisbury Arts Centre

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The structure of Salisbury Cathedral is astonishing in many ways, be that through scale, age, craftsmanship or historic and religious significance. However, the way in which sounds echo, decay and resonate within the space is equally as meaningful. As part of Makers’ Tale, composers Dr Harry Whalley and Akira Brown are joining forces in an intriguing new composition that takes the acoustics ‘out’ of the Cathedral into other spaces.
Makers' Tale was co-curated by Mirka Golden-Hann and Loucia Manopoulou.

On Memory

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The celebrated author Alexander McCall Smith asks, ‘how do memories make us who we are?’ The answer comes in music - by Harry Whalley - and poetry and scientific exploration informed by neurologist Professor Adam Zeman. Joined by the acclaimed Gildas String Quartet and Soprano Sarah Dacey each movement explores a different capacity of memory. How memories are formed before birth from a mother’s song, how autobiographical memories are encoded in our minds and memories declines in old age.

On Memory

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The celebrated author Alexander McCall Smith asks, ‘how do memories make us who we are?’ The answer comes in music - by Harry Whalley - and poetry and scientific exploration informed by neurologist Professor Adam Zeman. Joined by the acclaimed Gildas String Quartet and Soprano Sarah Dacey each movement explores a different capacity of memory. How memories are formed before birth from a mother’s song, how autobiographical memories are encoded in our minds and memories declines in old age.