Past Edinburgh Event: VOL 25

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VOL 25

December 06, 2013
@ Inspace

Pecha Kucha Edinburgh. Curated by Gordon Duffy and sponsored by Studio DuB, Pecha Kucha Edinburgh's December 'New Music' event will be at Inspace, reserve on line at: The University of Edinburgh's Inspace is a public engagement facility that explores the cultural significance of informatics and new media practice. Inspace is home to a joint research partnership between the School of Informatics and New Media Scotland. Pecha Kucha Edinburgh gratefully acknowledges their support in hosting the event at Inspace with special thanks to Executive Director Mark Daniels.

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Algorithmic Compositions

@ VOL 25 ON DEC 06, 2013

Michael Edwards is a composer, performer, and software developer. He is the author of the slippery chicken algorithmic composition package. His compositional interests lie mainly in the development of structures for hybrid electro-instrumental pieces through the integration of algorithmically produced scored materials with similarly generated computer-processed sound. He is also active as an improvisor on laptop, saxophones, and MIDI wind controller, performing for instance at the 2008 Montreaux Jazz Festival.

Michael's compositions have been played worldwide at many international festivals, including the Darmstadt Ferienkurse, the International Computer Music Conference (Banff, Havana, Ljubljana), the Zagreb Biennale, the Seoul International Computer Music Festival, etc., and by leading ensembles/performers such as Klangforum Wien, Ensemble Aventure, Ensemble Intercontemporain, IRCAM, Experimentalstudio Freiburg, Marcus Weiss, Sarah Nicolls, Rei Nakamura, and Garth Knox.

Michael studied composition at Bristol University with Adrian Beaumont (BA, MMus) and privately with Gwyn Pritchard. In 1991 he moved to the US for further studies in computer music with John Chowning at CCRMA, Stanford University (MA, Doctor of Musical Arts). Whilst studying there he also worked at IRCAM, Paris, with a residence grant at Cité des Arts. During 1996-7 he was a consultant software engineer in Silicon Valley and developed a Document Recognition System used in several US hospitals. In 1997 Michael was appointed Lecturer in Music Theory at Stanford but later that year moved to Salzburg, Austria. He was Guest Professor at the Universität Mozarteum until 2002, when he came to the University of Edinburgh.

Lauren Hayes
Composer, performer, improviser & PhD candidate in EDINBURGH
Richard Ingham
Chris Greive
Musician/Composer/Arranger/Lecturer, The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in EDINBURGH
Suzanne Parry
Composer and music tutor, Freelance and Edinburgh University in Edinburgh
Dave Murray-Rust
Marcin Pietruszewski
Composer/Improviser in EDINBURGH
Michael Edwards
Reader in Music Technology, University of Edinburgh in EDINBURGH