CrossCurrents2024

Upcoming Events

CrossCurrents: MiniBEAST feat. Efímero
March 6
Dome Room, The Bramall

Efímero (ephemeral) is the project of Bogotá-based musicians Jorge Garcia and Santiago Lozano, who explore the impermanence of improvisation using modular and software synthesisers, spatialised over immersive multichannel audio systems – in this case provided by BEAST. Their performance will be presented alongside works by composers Graeme Dyck, Danilo Imson and Dhorn Taksinwarajan, all utilitsing the 32 channel Dome Room system.

MiniBEAST is our regular informal concert series, running every Wednesday during University term time. Come along to experience a range of both new electronic works and acousmatic classics, all presented on our multichannel dome room system.

Full itinerary

Efímero (ephemeral) is the project of Bogotá-based musicians Jorge Garcia and Santiago Lozano, who explore the impermanence of improvisation using modular and software synthesisers, spatialised over immersive multichannel audio systems – in this case provided by BEAST. Their performance will be presented alongside works by composers Graeme Dyck, Danilo Imson and Dhorn Taksinwarajan, all utilitsing the 32 channel Dome Room system.

MiniBEAST is our regular informal concert series, running every Wednesday during University term time. Come along to experience a range of both new electronic works and acousmatic classics, all presented on our multichannel dome room system.

CrossCurrents: MiniBEAST feat. Efímero
CrossCurrents: The Mahtani/Mapp Duo
March 6
Lapworth Museum of Geology

Annie Mahtani (composer and sound artist) and Chris Mapp (bass player, composer, improvisor) perform together in the unique setting of the Lapworth Museum of Geology. Through the use of field recordings and free improvisation they will create compelling sonic environments taking the listener on a journey through natural and electronic sound worlds. This performance will use the new IKO loudspeaker (one of 4 in the UK), a groundbreaking loudspeaker that creates an immersive sonic experience. For its debut concert, the IKO will be supplemented by a spatial loudspeaker system from internationally renowned BEAST system. The contrast of a state-of-the-art immersive sound system in a prehistoric setting promises to be an intriguing event. The evening will also feature debut performances by members of BEAST.

Full itinerary

Annie Mahtani (composer and sound artist) and Chris Mapp (bass player, composer, improvisor) perform together in the unique setting of the Lapworth Museum of Geology. Through the use of field recordings and free improvisation they will create compelling sonic environments taking the listener on a journey through natural and electronic sound worlds. This performance will use the new IKO loudspeaker (one of 4 in the UK), a groundbreaking loudspeaker that creates an immersive sonic experience. For its debut concert, the IKO will be supplemented by a spatial loudspeaker system from internationally renowned BEAST system. The contrast of a state-of-the-art immersive sound system in a prehistoric setting promises to be an intriguing event. The evening will also feature debut performances by members of BEAST.

CrossCurrents: The Mahtani/Mapp Duo
CrossCurrents: The Memory Project, with the Ligeti Quartet
March 8
Elgar Concert Hall, The Bramall
Chris Jones – violin
Patrick Dawkins – violin
Richard Jones – viola
Val Welbanks – cello
The ever-exuberant Ligeti Quartet brings to life this project exploring the kaleidoscopic idea of memory, in collaboration with composers based in the UK and Colombia. This wide-ranging programme explores themes from the history of Colombia, through the changed cultural landscape of Kazimierz – the old Jewish district of Kraków, to sonifications of the epigenetic memory of trees.
Full itinerary
Chris Jones – violin
Patrick Dawkins – violin
Richard Jones – viola
Val Welbanks – cello
The ever-exuberant Ligeti Quartet brings to life this project exploring the kaleidoscopic idea of memory, in collaboration with composers based in the UK and Colombia. This wide-ranging programme explores themes from the history of Colombia, through the changed cultural landscape of Kazimierz – the old Jewish district of Kraków, to sonifications of the epigenetic memory of trees.
CrossCurrents: The Memory Project, with the Ligeti Quartet