BEAST and SOUNDkitchen present: BEASTdome Pantry Sessions
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February 13 - February 14
BEAST and SOUNDkitchen present: BEASTdome Pantry Sessions
BEASTdome, Bramall Music Building , Times: 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

BEAST and SOUNDkitchen continue their collaboration, joining forces to present two evenings of eclectic electronic music bringing together local, national and international artists.

Dispatches from the Field
Saturday 13 February 2016, 19:00

London-based composer and winner of the 2012 Prix Ars Electronica Golden Nica, Jo Thomas performs live, filling the BEASTdome with her large landscapes of composed sounds. Local artist Justin Wiggan will perform Dead Song Disco as part of his Dead Songs project in which exhumed vinyl records that have been buried will be given one last chance to reveal their swan song. SOUNDkitchen duo Annie Mahtani and Iain Armstrong perform a new live work developed for the BEASTdome utilising field recordings collected in and around Birmingham.

Sunday 14 February 2016, 17:00

An event featuring Sufi infused electronic music opens with Eliot Bates’s music for Turkish oud and live electronics, presented over the soaring BEASTdome sound system. We then hear from the Qawwali Research Unit’s evolving audiovisual palimpsest on the music and recordings of the legendary Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, with particular emphasis on his breakout performance at the Luxor cinema in Balsall Heath in 1980. This work is a sonic collaboration between Tasawar Bashir, Charlie Lockwood, Helene Hedsund, Emma Margetson and Scott Wilson.

Digital Hyperboles
Sunday 14 February 2016, 19:00

Composer and performer Michael Edwards presents a new version of his algorithmic work hyperboles 5 (‘the seven stars go squawking’) performed by cellist and Music Department alumna, Ellen Fallowfield. BEAST composer Tsun Winston Yeung performs his piece (un)touched for Leap Motion and computer. Canadian sound artist, hacker and coder David Ogborn performs his new work Sinfonia, a large-scale live-coding+ work for soloist programmer, joined in camera by Birmingham’s BEER, and telematically by tabla-player Shawn Mativetsky (at CIRMMT, McGill University, Montréal) and soprano Kristin Mueller-Heaslip (at the DisPerSion Lab, York University, Toronto).

Venue: The Dome, 3rd Floor, Bramall Music Building

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Tickets for individual concerts: £10, £7 concessions, £3 students
Sat/Sun bundle: £16, £12 concessions, £5 students

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