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BEAST and Centrala present: Piyawat Louilarpprasert and Pongtorn Techaboonakho
Centrala , Times: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Innovative Thai composers Piyawat Louilarpprasert and Pongtorn Techaboonakho join Birmingham artists Simon Smith, and Scott Wilson in this event involving performances using field recordings, live coding, the Kyma sound system, and collective improvisation.
Unit 4 Minerva Works
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Bangkok-born, Pongtorn Techaboonakho (b.1996) is a young generation Thai composer and audio engineer. He studied guitar with Chairat Pornamnuay and entered the Pre-College Program at College of Music, Mahidol University in 2012 majoring in classical guitar. In 2018, he obtained a Bachelor’s of Music at Princess Galyani Vadhana Institute of Music (PGVIM) with a full scholarship where he studied classical guitar with Padet Netpakdee, and music composition with Dr.Anothai Nitibhon and Dr.Jiradej Setabundhu. Currently, he is pursuing his Master’s Degree in mixed composition at the University of Birmingham (England) under the supervision of Dr. Scott Wilson. He is also studying with a Thai composer, Piyawat Louilarpprasert.
Simon Smith is currently a studio technician at The University of Birmingham. In addition he is a composer, sound artist, live electronics performer and a DJ of outsider novelty music.
For the past three decades Scott Wilson’s music and sound art has explored the intersection of a variety of different and sometimes contradictory practices. Combining aspects of instrumental/vocal composition, field recording, immersive multichannel electroacoustic sound and visuals, cross-cultural collaboration, live coding and improvisation in works that are each a bespoke solution to a unique artistic problem, his output holds few firm allegiances to schools, styles or genres, and regularly transgresses the boundaries of the ‘acceptable’ to be found in even the most supposedly experimental fields of practice. A particular interest in collaboration has led to a rich range of output, including cross-cultural and interdisciplinary works. These and other pieces including hyperreal soundscapes using sound from the natural world, a collaborative musical palimpsest on classic Qawwali recordings, and music created by sonifying the particle collisions of CERN’s Large Hadron Collider have been presented around the world. Also active as an educator and mentor for young artists, he is the co-director of Birmingham ElectroAcoustic Sound Theatre and teaches at the University of Birmingham in the U.K. https://scottwilson.ca
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