Tickets: £25 (£5 Concessions)
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 are distinguished French composer Philippe Manoury (whose work Ring is performed by the LSO and conductor François-Xavier Roth at the Barbican on 24 March); and 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
10–10.05am Introduction from Professor Julian Anderson (Guildhall School of Music and Drama)
10.05–11.20am Keynote lecture by Professor George Lewis (Columbia University)
11.45am–12.45pm Performances and talks
12.50–1330pm Discussion: Does electro-acoustic concert music have a future?
Chair: Julian Anderson | Composers in conversation: Philippe Manoury, Professor George Lewis, Lisa Illean
2.20-3.50pm Performances and talks
4.15–5.10pm Discussion: How can technology influence access?
Chair: Julian Anderson | In conversation: including conductor James Rose
5.10–6pm Drinks reception
6pm–7pm Final performances, including by Cevanne Horrocks-Hopayian