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September 2017
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Artist Talk – Anna Meredith

September 4 @ 18:30 - 21:00
Somerset House Studios, New Wing, Room G16, Entrance via Lancaster Place, Somerset House
London, WC2R 1LA United Kingdom
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Anna Meredith is a composer and musician. She uses a mix of electronic and acoustic instruments and is frequently referred to as being “genre-defying” or “uncategorisable.” Her music sits somewhere between classical, techno, rock and pop. One of her recent projects, Anno, embodied this indefinability. Here she collaborated with The Scottish Ensemble to combine electronic music with a classical rendition of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons. We’ve invited Anna to talk about her approach and methods when it comes to making music,…

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October 2017
Free

Artist Talk – Kacper Ziemianin’s LightSeq

October 9 @ 18:30 - 21:00
Somerset House Studios, New Wing, Room G16, Entrance via Lancaster Place, Somerset House
London, WC2R 1LA United Kingdom
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LightSeq is an award-winning DIY instrument and performance system for live electronic music. It allows user to program any sequence of lights which are then translated into sound. This combination opens up a lot of possibilities for controlling, structuring and interacting with sound. This instrument tries to addresses an issue of ‚liveness‘ of electronic music performance. How does the audience know if the performance is really live? How can we relate to the actions that the musicians are taking onstage? In…

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November 2017
Free

Herstories: Rewriting Music History Edit-a-thon

November 6 @ 18:30 - 20:30
Somerset House Studios, New Wing, Room G16, Entrance via Lancaster Place, Somerset House
London, WC2R 1LA United Kingdom
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Join Music Hackspace and Sound and Music at this free edit-a-thon event, raising the profile of women in the British Music Collection – the UK’s national archive for new music - as it celebrates its 50th anniversary. The British Music Collection is a constantly growing resource, but still not representative of UK society, and this needs to change! Come and join us, chat and make new friends, celebrate women composers and sound artists who should be featured and help us…

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Artist Talk – Ray Lee

November 20 @ 18:30 - 21:00
Somerset House Studios, New Wing, Room G16, Entrance via Lancaster Place, Somerset House
London, WC2R 1LA United Kingdom
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Ray Lee is an award-winning sound artist and composer. He creates spinning, whirling, and pendulous sound installations and performances that explore “circles of ether,” the invisible forces that surround us. His immersive and mesmerising works such as the world-wide hit Siren, Ethometric Museum and his monumental outdoor work Chorus aim to make contemporary music accessible and engaging for a wide audience. Siren toured the world with significant British Council support. Ethometric Museum won him the 2012 British Composer of the…

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Artist Talk – Tony Nwachukwu (CDR)

November 27 @ 18:30 - 21:00
Somerset House Studios, New Wing, Room G16, Entrance via Lancaster Place, Somerset House
London, WC2R 1LA United Kingdom
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Tony Nwachukwu is a co-founder of CDR, researcher, ex-member of Attica Blues, solo artist and producer. CDR is a night of ideas and tracks in the making, a night where clubbers listen to their own works in progress, carefully weaved together by Tony throughout the night. Started in the early 2000s, CDR is an open, participatory club night, a co-production of of its organisers and its attendees, and gave rise to artists like Floating Points, SBTRKT and Maya Jane Coles.…

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