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USSS Presents: Sound Junction Satellites

Location - TBC

USSS is the centre for a diverse range of activity, including various flavours of electroacoustic composition, software and hardware development, audio­visual art and interactive instrumental work. USSS is committed to the performance of new music and theoretical research into the aesthetics and analysis of electroacoustic music.

__________Satellite one: June 9th at 13:00 - 13:30__________

Join us for a concert of sonic art that is atmospheric, blending soundscapes with

USSS is the centre for a diverse range of activity, including various flavours of electroacoustic composition, software and hardware development, audio­visual art and interactive instrumental work. USSS is committed to the performance of new music and theoretical research into the aesthetics and analysis of electroacoustic music.

__________Satellite one: June 9th at 13:00 - 13:30__________

Join us for a concert of sonic art that is atmospheric, blending soundscapes with ethereal atmospheres, an easy­going start with a strong ‘cinema for the ear’ feel.

- Adrian Moore: Third Mint Sauce (or Sheep Appoggiatura) (5’39”)

Third movement from Sea of Singularity.

Section A: The Plaintive sounds of the flock are captured in time and contrasted with Venetian gondolas lapping against the canal­side.

Section B: Ties a memory of the past with metaphors of travel in another relaxed scene, leading to a new water harmonisation. The title of this movement naturally refers to some of the source material (with caricature).

Adrian is a lecturer in music at USSS.

- Alex Gowan­Webster: Thoughts on Kitlands (9’09”)

Thoughts on Kitlands is constructed using a mixture of recorded soundscapes from woodland near the village of Coldharbour, and recordings of a band I played in which rehearsed directly next to these woods. In this work I sought to blend real and unreal sounds creating a sense of warped reality and presenting a nostalgic and emotive version of the soundworld found at this location.

Alex completed BMus and an MA in Composition at the University of Sheffield. His music is often influenced by the woodland of Surrey to where he has now returned. Alex currently works as Label and Artist Development Coordinator and in various freelance roles, he is the sometimes regretful owner of an ever growing Eurorack modular system which occasionally appears in his work.

http://alexgw.co.uk/

- Matthew Pinker: Amorphous (Approx. 7’)

Second year music student at the University of Sheffield with a preference for electronic music composition.

- Vanessa Massera: Éclats de Feux (10’07”)

Transitional work of my journey in composition, Éclats de Feux started with many sound recordings of objects and spaces found around Sheffield. As the first piece of my doctoral portfolio, this one acts as a bridge between the school of Montreal, where I come from, and the effervescence of British landscapes.

In this piece, I explored the contrasts between powerful masses and up­close solo objects, with a particular sensitivity to the use of space in stereophony, as my research is focused on the interpretation and performance of acousmatic music. The title refers to the impressive bonfire nights and endless fireworks I have been exposed to in the early weeks after my arrival in the UK. ‘Shards of Fire’, as it translates, also represent the extreme rapidity and intensity with which one’s life may be completely changed with one single travel. Winner of 2016 JTTP competition.

Vanessa is a PhD Researcher in electroacoustic & acousmatic music with sparkles.

http://vanessamassera.com/

__________Satellite two: June 9th at 14:45 - 15:25__________

Join us for a concert of sonic art that is more abstract and experimental.

- Alejandro Albornoz: Listening Animals (8’)

An 8­channel composition.

Alejandro is a composer and sound artist. He studied electroacoustic composition with Rodrigo Sigal and Federico Schumacher and works on acousmatic and live electronics since 2004. His music has been performed in several and prestigious in Europe and America. Usually he composes for theatre and dance. He currently is a PhD researcher on Electroacoustic Composition in the Department of Music at the University of Sheffield under the supervision of Adam Stanovi? & Adrian Moore. The central topics in his research are the human voice, poetry and language.

https://alejandroalbornoz.wordpress.com/

- James Surgenor: Twist and Turn (11’08’’)

Part of your five­a­day. This piece is inspired by some of the foley practices used for films, in particular a fixation with fruit and vegetables. Taking the results of these physical practices and exploring them using algorithmic and live­coding techniques exposed a delicate, highly detailed and beautiful sound­world that needed to be investigated further. Awarded first prize at Musica Nova, 2016.

James Surgenor is a Northern Irish composer of electroacoustic music, programmer and performer, currently based in Sheffield.

https://jamessurgenormusic.com/

- Dimitris Savva: Erevos (7’23”)

Dimitrios Savva was born in Cyprus, 1987. He received his Bachelor degree (distinction) in music composition from the Ionian University of Corfu and his Master degree (distinction) in Electroacoustic composition from the University of Manchester. In January 2015 he started his PhD in Sheffield University under the supervision of Adrian Moore. His compositions have been performed in Greece, Cyprus, United Kingdom, Germany, Belgium, France, Italy, Portugal, Brazil and USA. His acousmatic composition Erevos won the first prize ex aequo in the student category of acousmatic composition competition Metamorphoses 2012 and his composition Balloon Theories has been awarded with the public prize at the composition competition Metamorphoses 2014.

https://soundcloud.com/demetriosmusic

- Ross Davidson: Veins Coalesce (12’42”)

A piece which explores different spaces and impressions of movement.

Ross Davidson is a composer who particularly enjoys creating extreme and immersive sound­worlds.

https://soundcloud.com/euan­davidson

__________Satellite three: June 9th at 20:45 - 21:15__________

Join us for a concert of sonic art that is punchy, full on and which has an increased sense of pulse. This session concludes with a live set from AARD, the live modular synthesizer and algorithmic music project of Alejandro Albornoz and Ross Davidson, currently based in Sheffield.

More info about AARD and some tracks at: https://soundcloud.com/aardsheffield

- Adam Stanovic: Inam (10’)

Composed in 2016.

Adam Stanovic composes and performs electronic music and has received numerous prizes, awards and mentions from around the world.

- Henry Eady (hych): ‘untitled [for now]’ (approx 6’)

Henry Eady is an undergraduate composer who releases experimental, highly fused electroacoustic music under the name ‘hych’.

https://soundcloud.com/hychmusic

- Chris Bevan: Steel & Ivory (10’)

Steel & Ivory uses recordings of a Piano and an Mbira to explore the differences in their sound worlds. Chris is an electronic composer whose music often bridges the space between music and abstract sound.

chrisbevan.weebly.com

soundcloud.com/chrisbevanmusic

AARD: 20 minute set.