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City Sounds | Chris Watson

Chris Watson

Thursday 5th April 2018, 3pm. RSVP
Reid Concert Hall, Bristo Square, Edinburgh EH8 9AG

Field recordist and sound artist Chris Watson reveals sounds from his sound installation "Inside the circle of fire: A Sheffield Sound Map”, a project that describes the sound world of the city of his birth in dynamic multichannel sound. The installation reflects the boundary between man made sound and the sounds inherent in the landscape.


Dialogues | MSc Sound Design and Digital Composition Concert

St Cecilia's Hall

Friday 25th August 2017, 6-9pm. FREE
St. Cecilia's Hall, Niddry Street, Edinburgh EH1 1NQ

Join us in celebrating the culmination of a year's intensive work on the Sound Design and Digital Composition and Performance programmes based at Edinburgh College of Art. This concert features brand new experimental live electronic music and installations from Masters students.

Performed in St Cecilia's Hall, Scotland's oldest purpose-built concert hall which re-opened its doors to the public after a dazzling renovation in May 2017. It brings together the University of Edinburgh's two collections of historical and contemporary musical instruments on one site.


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Dialogues | Quasar Sax Quartet

St Gilles Cathedral

Friday 31st March 2017, 8pm. FREE
St Giles' Cathedral, 194 High Street, Edinburgh EH1 1RE

A performance of work by Michael Edwards and Martin Parker. 'hyperboles 3' by Edwards demands great stillness on the part of the players and the audience. Consisting almost exclusively of delicate multiphonics, upon which electronics are superimposed to surround the audience.

Parker's 'scripts' are inserted into 'hyperboles 3' as a type of punctuation. A seamless intervention, but distinctively different, offering players (and listeners) an opportunity to move and breathe in a different way before Michael's piece resumes. Changes in lighting distinguish different sections.

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LateLab | Dialogues


Friday 10th April 2015, 8pm. RSVP
Summerhall, Summerhall Place, Edinburgh EH9 1PL

Michael Edwards is an Edinburgh-based composer, performer, and software developer. For this concert he presents 'hyperboles', a series of ​quiet, meditative ​pieces that allow flautist Anne La Berge to tweak the algorithmic parameters that are used to generate the work's score.

This open invitation enables the musician to get involved in the compositional process. Anne delicately spins microtonal textures and a wholly unique array of powerfully ​communicative flute effects, all combined with ​extensive ​electronic processing.


gap in the air | Michel Doneda

Michel Doneda

Thursday 27th November 2014, 8:45 for 9pm.
Talbot Rice Gallery, Old College, Edinburgh EH8 9YL

gap in the air is a celebration of experimental music and sonic art. The programme is dedicated to the experience of sound. Over four months this accessible overview of an expanding field will also be a live testing ground for new and innovative ideas.

gap in the air spans four thematic seasons: place, reach, orientation and nature. In this concert renowned experimental saxophonist Michel Doneda celebrates his 60th birthday in the context of 'place' with free improvisation collective Edimpro.


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Dialogues | Rei Nakamura

Rei Nakamura

Saturday 15th November 2014, 8pm.
Reid Concert Hall, Bristo Square, Edinburgh EH8 9AG

Rei Nakamura uses piano, electronics and video to create performances that examine the interrelationship of movement and sound. She has worked with this concept annually since 2007 and this concert marks the 8th iteration.

The programme includes UK premieres of new work by José Rafael Subía Valdez, Raquel García-Tomás & Ainhoa Sarabia, Alberto Bernal and Christian Winther Christensen plus work by Johannes Kreidler.


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Dialogues | Quasar Saxophone Quartet


Saturday 18th October 2014, 8pm.
Reid Concert Hall, Bristo Square, Edinburgh EH8 9AG

Celebrated for its energy, audacity and exceptional technical ability, the Quasar saxophone quartet explore different aspects of artistic creation from instrumental music to live electronics, from improvisation to instrumental theatre.

The quartet aims to contribute to the development of musical language and provide a platform for new music experiments, exploration and production. The quartet were Opus prize 'Performer of the Year' in 2012.

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LateLab | Dialogues

Friday 18th April 2014, 7 for 7.30pm.
Informatics Forum, 10 Crichton Street, Edinburgh EH8 9AB

Jean-François Laporte has been active on the contemporary art scene since the middle of the 1990s. He pursues an hybrid approach integrating sonic arts, musical composition, performance, interpretation, installation and digital art. He develops and builds his own musical instruments that he integrates into his performances.

Dialogues | Phil Minton & Simon Fell with Edimpro

Phil Minton

Friday 14th February 2014, 8pm.
Inspace, 1 Crichton Street, Edinburgh EH8 9AB

Vocalist Phil Minton and double bassist Simon Fell will share the musical fruits of their collaboration. Drawing on their past experiences they will explore approaches to improvisation, spontaneous creativity and collaboration within groups of performers of all sizes.

For this concert they will perform together with the Edimpro ensemble of instrumentalists, composers and improvisers based in Edinburgh. With an impressive raft of genre busting collaborations they produce consistently engaging and searching new music.


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Dialogues | Listening Systems

Disinformation "Fire in the Eye" Joe Banks 2004

Friday 29th November 2013, 8pm.
Inspace, 1 Crichton Street, Edinburgh EH8 9AB

Duet For Various Kinds of Ear

Adam Linson and Owen Green present a collaboration between themselves and their respective listening machines. The performance will emerge from the interaction of human beings with semi-autonomous algorithms trying (insofar as they can try) to contribute to the musical world.


Literalising the metaphor of “creative spark”, sound artist and author Joe Banks' core repertoire consists of DJ sets, sound installations, concerts and lectures based on the creative potential of electrical noise from solar-magnetic storms and electricity, to flash, strobe and welding systems.

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