EDINBURGH Search Results: “music composer”

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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.


SITEWIDE Search Results: “music composer”

MI-Soul Music Factory MI-SMF
Imagen Global y Producción para Proyectos Artísticos, Escénicos y AudioVisuales., Alex Ortíz y Juan David Gómez in Manizales
Steven Henry
bass clarinettist, composer in Eindhoven
Husam Suleymangil
in İstanbul
polona Andrejcic Music
Civil Engineer, Cisum Ltd in Ljubljana
Uvilov Music Band
Músicos in Monterrey
Marilyn Music
in New YorK
Selma Music
Student, Liverpool Girls High School in liverpool


Edinburgh @ Inspace
Dec 06, 2013


Phoenix @ Crescent Ballroom
Oct 18, 2013


Gliwice @ Centrum Organizacji Kulturalnych GCOP
Oct 02, 2015


Long Beach @ Music Tastes Good
Nov 19, 2015


Coventry @ The Tin Music & Arts, Canal Basin Vaults
Oct 04, 2016


Umeå @ Elite Hotel Mimer
Sep 28, 2016


Yeysk @ Pizzburg
Jan 28, 2017


Madison, WI @ Monona Terrace Community & Convention Center
Nov 09, 2017


Cleveland @ Music Box
Feb 21, 2019


Denver @ Stanley Marketplace
Mar 02, 2019

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Music of Aphra

@ VOL 5 ON MAY 10, 2014

Afra Al Darmaki likes to refer to herself as an explorer rather than a musician, because her passion for singing and song writing has taken her on a journal of exploration- of the self and of the world. Afra reminds us that muisc can offer a person many things, whether it be a method of expression or of escape. 

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Moondog, 20th century blind viking composer

@ VOL 8 ON JUL 04, 2014

Since 2009 Amaury Cornut works about the life and music of Louis T. Hardin aka Moondog, a singular and unrecognized 'classical' composer. He was a blind beggars, dressed like a viking, who also has conducted the prestigious New York Philharmonic Orchestra and influenced Philip Glass and Steve Reich in the same time he was jamming with Charlie 'Bird' Parker and Mingus and was a heroes for Bob Dylan, Janis Joplin or Elvis Costello. Amaury who just published few month ago the french biography and run the strings ensemble 'Minisym' which play Moondog's rare music, open with this PechaKucha a small door to discover Moondog's universe... {in French}

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It Comes in Whispers

@ VOL 21 ON DEC 10, 2014

"I was driven by this insane inner urge to do something...the only way to deal with it was to abandon myself."

Based in Paris since 2012, Lebanese-Canadian pianist & composer Jad Salameh shares with us the story of his life-long affair with creativity. In 'It Comes in Whispers', from PechaKucha Night BeirutVol. 21. he goes through his composition process and how he came to understand the relationship between his own mind and the music he writes.Little whispers, great ideas!

This was "Presentation of the Day" on March 30, 2015. It was featured again on November 16th, 2015 in a show of solidarity with the cities of Paris and Beirut who, over the weekend, both experienced harrowing tragedies.

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Creating Liturgy for Our Times

@ VOL 13 ON FEB 25, 2015

Stephen Travis Pope is a composer, computer scientist, videographer and social and spiritual activist based in Santa Barbara, California. He has realized his musical works at studios in America (Toronto, Stanford, Berkeley, Santa Barbara) and Europe (Paris, Salzburg, Vienna, Amsterdam, Stockholm, Berlin). His music is available from Centaur Records, Perspectives of New Music, Touch Media, SBC Records, Disc-O Records, and the Electronic Music Foundation, who released a triple-disc anthology of his work called Ritual and Memory in 2007. Stephen was educated at Cornell University, the Vienna Music Academy, and the "Mozarteum" Music Academy in Salzburg, Austria. He has taught and conducted research at Mozarteum, Stanford University, the Technical University of Berlin and the University of California, Berkeley. From 1995-2010 he was on the faculty of the University of California Santa Barbara, first in Dept. of Music, then the Dept. of Computer Science, and finally in the Graduate Program in Media Arts and Technology.

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To Hastings And Beyond: Confessions of a Balearic Assassin of Love 


Art educator, music journalist and wax hound Ade Peachment waxes lyrical about his passion for pop, Acid House, the Ibiza party scene and more.

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At the Intersection of the Personal, the Historical, and the Musical


Andrew Koehler, Associate Professor of Music at Kalamazoo College + Music Director and Conductor of the Kalamazoo Philharmonia : Yevhen Stankovych is a contemporary Ukrainian composer, and his 1993 Requiem for Those Who died of Famine memorializes one of the most catastrophic, largely overlooked tragedies of the 20th Century: the Holodomor, in which millions of Ukrainians died from an artificial famine created largely by Stalin's orders. The work will receive its US premiere next spring, performed in Chicago and Kalamazoo by the Kalamazoo Philharmonia and the Bach Festival Chorus, led by conductor Andrew Koehler. This music -- by turns haunting and riveting -- bears particular resonance for Koehler, who has studied and taught about the Holodomor and is a heritage speaker of Ukrainian.

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Music Loves Me & You

@ VOL 1 ON OCT 28, 2017

Playing a guitar since elementary school, Pieter Anroputra found his passion on music. Take his study in Institute Kesenian Jakarta, then lately as a vocalist for EDEN Band. He share his experiences from festival to recording artist and never stop to keep making music that not only for him but for people.

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Emily! Don't Do That!

@ VOL 11 ON SEP 06, 2018

"I use sound to express things that cause me frustration and joy. I find it cathartic and I find it so much fun. It makes frustrating things tolerable and fun things magical. For me, sound captures experience, truth, and memory in a way that no other sense can."

Despite the seemingly obstructive title, Emily Peasgood shows she is a risk-taking creative who throws caution to the wind (sometimes literally), experimenting with sound and social encounters, her work is original, thought-provoking and uplifting.

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The Road to Tehran

@ VOL 25 ON SEP 14, 2018

Tania Eshaghoff-Friedberg is a composer and pianist, born in Tehran, Iran during the 70's. Tania was exiled from Iran during the Islamic Revolution of 1979 with her entire community. Leaving behind everything they built for generations. In a time where Parisian women were discourage from pursuing art, let alone performing. Tania created music that reached the concert halls of Carnegie Hall. Her debut album "The Road to Tehran" is the depiction of her story.

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New Music Scene in Vietnam

Tri Minh is a huge music fan, and in "New Music Scene in Vietnam," he walks us through the evolution of popular music in Vietnam. He also shares how he has been trying to introduce independent and underground music to his countrymen. It was recorded at PechaKucha Night in Hanoi Vol. 3, and is in English.

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The Future of Music is Wearable

DJs are the new composers.  In today's Presentation of the Day, "The Future of Music is Wearable" from PKN Tokyo Vol. 108, Gee Daigo Kawai speaks on his time working with wearable technology firm MACHINA to bring the future of DJing to fruition. He discusses the futuristic sensors, fabrics, and gestures that make up the jacket that will allow music-makers the ability to control flow, beats, and switch tracks at will. 

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PechaKucha Storytelling through Music

Though this presentation comes to us from a few years, back, its value rings true to this day. Creative director Rob Dalton sang a PechaKucha-themed song at a special PKN Seattle, and organizer Ana Maria Pinto da Silva was kind enough to share it with us.  Check out the video below, or watch it embiggened here.

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Collaboration, Invention, Music

Bubble organs, the tinkler, chime forest, the sound swing -- it's quite unlikely you've heard of these musical instruments before. Tim Phillips is a sound artist, musician and inventor whose work aims at making people curious about sounds and rhythms while using participation and collaboration to encourage interdisciplinary and unexpected outcomes. In "Collaboration, Invention, Music" from PKN Santa Cruz, CA Vol. 7 Tim speaks of the numerous experimental instruments he and his good friends put together.  

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Music Moves Me

"It was me, those sweet six strings, and the memory of my father — music healed me." Musician Breanne Tepler shares her passion for making music — something she rediscovered while in a distressing state. In “Music Moves Me” from PKN Duluth Vol. 1, hear how she overcame tragedy twice, and how music has been her one constant strength.

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Harmony in Aomori - The Gonohe Music Festival

"Using the food and the music that we bring together at the event, these are the kinds of moments we are trying to create at the Gonohe Music Festival."In Harmony in Aomori - The Gonohe Music Festival, from Tokyo Vol. 126, Dave Herlich and Michael Warren share how, while living in Gonohe, a small town in Aomori, Japan, they decided to organize a free music festival. The Gonohe Music Festival showcases international music and food that can from a Japan, and brings guests from over a dozen countries to a beautiful secluded park in Gonohe.Mark your calendars! Aomori or BUST!

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A Female's Survival of Music Production

“Really I think part of surviving is communicating, reaching out, creating a dialog with men and women to increase the availability of women in different roles. I think obviously this is a microcosm in music but I think it's probably true in every field” In A Female's Survival of Music Production from PechaKucha Night Portland’s 15th Volume, Musician Natasha Kmeto discusses surviving in the contemporary music industry. From overcoming the music industry's glass ceiling to defying expectations set upon her by gendered stereotypes she admits that her actions are somewhat political. Though reflecting on her upbringing and childhood in relation to the development of her career as a musician, she explains that it did not being so.  

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Halifax Music Co-op

“We are here to knock down the barriers between music, education and people.” In Halifax Music Co-op from PechaKucha Night Halifax Vol. 20, John Bogardus shares what the Halifax Music Co-op is. Bogardus is a curious and passionate conductor, and has been playing in and leading ensembles the majority of his life. In 2010, John started the program that would become the Halifax Music Co-op. Since that time, he has devoted his life to nurturing the organization and its membership as both Executive Director and Music Director of the HMC. His passion for music and musical education has grown the Halifax Music Co-op from humble beginnings to an organization of half a dozen ensembles and over 200 members.

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Music Feeds My Soul

“When words fail, music speaks.” In "Music Feeds My Soul" from PechaKucha Night Coventry Vol. 27, a Soulful Singer Letitia George shares her story and deep passion for music. Letitia rose to the spotlight after featuring on series 4 of BBC 1's The Voice UK, where she became a member of Team Ricky and soared her way through to the knockout rounds. 

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PechaKucha Night Townsville VOL. 20, Mango Madness

A delightful evening of Mango Madness, story telling, live music at Tonoirs and shopping at Umbrella Studio Contemporary Arts ... Thank you Townsville!