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All-female 音乐会 brings cutting-edge sounds to hallowed ground

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五个女作曲家, a Hawksmoor church 而且 a revolutionary 3D speaker are combining for a 音乐会 which aims to promote women in the music industry.

作曲家五个女作曲家, a Hawksmoor church 而且 a revolutionary 3D speaker are combining for a 音乐会 which aims to promote women in the music industry.

构造 sees the University of Greenwich Loudspeaker Orchestra bring its IKO box of audio wonders to neighbouring St Alfege Church on Wednesday 11 May (7pm).

Dr Brona Martin is an Irish Electroacoustic composer 而且 sound artist. She is part of the university’s SOUND/IMAGE research group 而且 hopes shows such as this can help women 而且 girls realise that a world of music, technology 而且 collaboration can be theirs.

Brona says: “In some schools there is little or no opportunity for students to engage with music technology. This means when someone comes to a university, 如格林威治, where you have the opportunity to study sound 而且 electronic music, it can be intimidating to see the equipment available.

“But music tech is very inclusive – people don’t need to be able to read music, for example. I did one module on music tech as part of my degree 而且 from there I was hooked on electronic music, sound design 而且 composition.

“There are exciting things happening in spatial audio 而且 we hope this 音乐会 can help increase the visibility of female composers, as well as getting people talking about gender inequality in the music industry generally.”

周三的 音乐会 is a celebration of women in contemporary electronic music, featuring new compositions from five female composers, with Brona being joined by 艾玛Margetson安吉拉·麦克阿瑟尼基Sheth 而且 会Vismara.

它的特点是IKO, one of only six in the world, which is made up of 20 speakers which create a 3d soundscape. 使用反射器面板, which were made at the university, to direct 而且 reflect the sound within the space.

“This means the room becomes part of the performance,” adds Brona. “So, 这取决于你在哪里, the sound reflects differently, which means each person hears a different version of the piece. Composing with the IKO is really challenging because we’re learning about how sound behaves within many different types of spaces.

“因为它的便携性, The IKO speaker has helped us bring our music to diverse 而且 new 观众 outside of academia. We no longer have to rely on the use of 音乐会 halls for performance. 因此, we can explore different types of venues 而且 spaces which results in a broader range of people attending our events.

Hosted by the Sound/Image 研究 Group, Faculty of Liberal Arts & 科学.

The Loudspeaker Orchestra Concert series presents immersive acoustic 经验s through programmed 音乐会s of multichannel sound design, sonic art 而且 electroacoustic music. The final show takes place on Wednesday 15 June: Diverse 频率 at IKLECTIK, Old Paradise Yard, 20 Carlisle Ln, London SE1 7LG

更多信息: loudspeakerorchestra.org

Picture: From left to right: 安吉拉·麦克阿瑟, 艾玛Margetson, 尼基Sheth 而且 Brona Martin.