sound agendas composers’ conference

Value – Practice – Craft – Future

The University of Sheffield

Friday 27th April – Sunday 29th April 2018

 Keynote Speaker: Christopher Fox

The inaugural conference of Sheffield’s Centre for New Music will be a platform for composers sharing music, processes and methods, exchanging ideas about the value of what we do, and contemplating the future. The conference is open to composers in and outside academia and themes are deliberately left open to let composers set the agenda. The conference will be held over two days as the finale to Sheffield Concerts Sound Lab Week (20-28 April) and official launch of the Centre for New Music (CeNMaS) and one-day workshop with the Ligeti Quartet.


Conference Programme

Note: all concerts and events are included in the conference fee, including the CeNMaS launch concert on 26th April

THURSDAY 26th APRIL 7.30pm  Ligeti Quartet, Sarah Watts concert of works by Sheffield composers and CeNMaS launch, Firth Court, University of Sheffield

FRIDAY 27th APRIL from 10am Ligeti Quartet WorkshopHumanities Research Insititute, University of Sheffield (CALL NOW OPEN)

FRIDAY 27th APRIL 7.30pm Crippled Symmetry – Philip Thomas, Richard Craig and Damien Harron Upper Chapel, Norfolk Street, Sheffield

SATURDAY 28th-SUNDAY 29th APRIL  (9am-5pm both days) Sound Agendas Composers’ ConferenceHumanities Research Institute, Upper Hanover Street, University of Sheffield

SATURDAY 28th APRIL 12.15 Rare Earth – Lucas Fels (cello) Lunchtime RecitalFirth Court, University of Sheffield (incl.Ferneyhough, Furrer, Ker)

SUNDAY 29th APRIL 3pm Soundings – Sarah Watts (bass clarinet) Afternoon Recital, DINA, 32A-34 Cambridge Street, Sheffield