Getting It Right? New Music/New Technologies


2019 Conference

Wed 20 Mar 2019 9.30am - 7.00pm
Milton Court Concert Hall

Speakers and performers to include:
Professor Julian Anderson
Professor George Lewis
Cevanne Horrocks-Hopayian


Tickets: £25 (£5 Concessions)

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A day of talks, performances, debates and seminars presented by Guildhall School together with LSO Discovery at Milton Court Concert Hall. The conference will address creative uses of new technology in concert hall, opera, improvisation, site-specific music, sound sculpture and more.

Calling on expertise from world-class composers and conductors, the event will explore current issues within creative technological research, looking at topics such as individual creativity, community, identity, gender and sexuality.

The keynote speaker will be pioneering composer Professor George Lewis of Columbia University, New York, also a renowned trombonist and improviser who has experience of technology in a wide range of different creative contexts. Also taking part in the day is wide-ranging composer and performer Cevanne Horrocks-Hopayian, associated with the LSO’s Panufnik and Soundhub composer schemes).

This event is part of LSO Futures


9–10am Tea and coffee
1010.05am Introduction from Professor Julian Anderson (Guildhall School of Music and Drama)
10.0511.20am Keynote lecture by Professor George Lewis (Columbia University)

11.2011.45am Break

11.45am12.45pm Performances and talks

  • A time-anatomy in real time: the unreal-time improviser by Dr Panos Ghikas
  • Reinterpreting technology: an approach to the design of interactive sound installations by Alessia Milo and Giacomo Lepri

12.501330pm Discussion: Does electro-acoustic concert music have a future?
Chair: Julian Anderson | Composers in conversation: Philippe Manoury, Professor George Lewis, Lisa Illean

1.30–2.20pm Lunch

2.20-3.50pm Performances and talks

  • ‘Jack & Bella’: SmartVox synchronisation and the construction of dissociation in the opera auditorium
     by Dr Richard Baker, Oge Nwosu and Dr Jonathan Bell
  • Cultural asymmetry: non-western music making in the digital age by Khyam Allami
  • WIKI-PIANO: realising an internet-composed solo piano work by Alexander Schubert by Dr Zubin Kanga

3.504.10pm Break

4.15–5.10pm Discussion: How can technology influence access?
Chair: Julian Anderson | In conversation: Mira Calix, James Rose, Jez Wiles

5.10–6pm Drinks reception
6pm–7pm Final performance: Crewdson & Cevanne