Sonic Artists in Wales

From 25 to 26 April last week I attended the Sonic Artists in Wales (SAW) conference at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff.

As my teaching commitments are pretty heavy at the moment, I didn’t get the opportunity to travel down to South Wales from Manchester the night before the conference started, as I originally planned, but had to travel down early on the Thursday morning. Although I set off at about 5:30 in the morning, I still arrived at the conference late. Luckily, I got there just in time to deliver my paper, Space-Time Relations in Acousmatic Music, after arriving literally 10 minutes before I was scheduled to begin.

I should have been delivering the paper with its co-author, Adam Stansbie, although, due to his work commitments, he was not actually able to attend the conference.

Teaching load threw a third spanner in the works in the form of Nikos Stavropoulos being able to attend due to teaching committments. This meant that I had to diffuse his piece NictyNasty in the evening concert.
SAW Conference Schedule:
Thursday 25 March
Time

9.30am
Coffee
10.00am
Welcome Introduction Simon Kilshaw

Paper Session A, Room 2.05
10.10am
Control of Digital Audio Effects in Sonic Art: Command or Interaction?Alex Kontogeorgakopolous
10.30am
(In)visible Sound Ewan Stefani / Dr Cristophe de Bezenac
10.50am
Space-time Relations in Acousmatic Steve Kilpatrick and Adam Stansbie
11.10am
Integration of Live Broadcast Radio into Automated Live Electronic Works Adam Jansch
11.30am
Break

Listening Session A, Room 2.05
11.40am
Prajnaparamita – Frederico Macedo
12.00pm
Depth Perception – Jon Aveyard
12.20pm
JohnandMarty – Neil Gillon
12.40pm
Dackatikatic – Deri Roberts / Simon Kilshaw
1pm to 2pm
Lunch
2pm to 5pm
Arditti Quartet Open Workshop
Friday 26 March
Time

9.30am
Coffee
10.00am
Keynote SpeechKevin Austin (live video link from Canada)

Paper Session B, Room 2.08
11.00am
Rediscovering Mozart: Motion Capture Technology in Contemporary Music PracticeJonathan Green / Tychonas Michailidis
11.20am
The Wave and the Wire: Possible Models for Understanding the Electro Mechanical Condition in the Sonic ArtsJohn Piggot
11.40am
Procedural, Reactive and Behavioural SoundAndy Farnell

Listening Session B, Room 2.08
12.00pm
Strike – Steve KilpatrickZither – Stuart RussellRicochets – Jean Monique
1pm to 2pm
Lunch
2pm to 5pm
Octotonic – Smith Challis

Listening Session C, Room 2.08
3.30pm
The Ignorant Speakers – Mike Johnson
3.50pm
Chernobyl – Maximillian Pownall
4pm tp 5pm
Reality Version 1.5 – Mark Collins Wren / Craig Thomas (Room 2.05)
Evening Concert – Thursday 25 March, S4C Studio
Time

7.30pm
Lachenmann’s Quartet Nr. 3 “Grido” – Arditti Quartet‘Heloise’ – Rob MacKayCuckoo Borough – Dale PerkinsThe Velvet Lantern – Richard Bowers

Interval
8.45pm
NictyNasty – Nikos StavropoulosFamily Sound Portrait – Daniel PotterPremieres Traces du Choucas – Francis DhomontPierre Boulez’ Anthemes 2 – Mizuka Yamamoto & Tom Mudd
Evening Concert – Friday 26 March, S4C Studio
Time

7.30pm
Paddle – Tychonas MichailidisTidal Waves – David BirdBeat – Smith ChallisCiguri – Felipe OtondoMouvements – Sybille Pomorin

Interval
8.45pm
Precipitation Within Sight – Rob DowCan – Tom WilliamsOctojaques – Gruffydd JohnstonParamnesia – Aki PasoulasBiological Time – Massimo Carlentini

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