Professional Practice Masterclass: Fraser Owen

Monday 18 November, 5.30pm
Performance Studio, GP

We are happy to have Fraser Owen, one of our current students presesenting on our next masterclass. Fraser, under his alias Vince Vanity, has been producing cutting edge electronic music combined with drag performance and visuals.

For this masterclass Fraser will guide us through his experience combining these mediums, performing as a queer artist, and developing artistic identity.

Follow Fraser on instagram: https://www.instagram.com/vince.vanity/

Professional Practice Masterclass: Akiko Haruna

Monday 28th October
5.30-7pm, Performance Studio

We are extremely happy to have Akiko, one of our alumni, back to give a masteclass on her practice. Akiko has emerged into the sound world from a background in performance. Entering the dance industry at the age of 16, she has worked for mainstream pop artists such as John Newman and AlunaGeorge in videos that have received tens of millions of views. Throughout this time period, she has worked for the Universal Music group, Island Records, the BBC and Sky. Akiko has won a prestigious Nagoya Award of Excellence for her degree show piece titled 記憶 (Memory).

About the masterclass
The masterclass will cover the delicate relationship between self value, creativity and ego. More specifically, the focus will be on the students and how they will approach professional work after DMSA. I will speak about my experiences working freelance in the sound industry and the mental and financial demands that come with it. We will explore options of how they can prepare now, to help them navigate through the transition from university into the industry in the future.

About Aki
Sound and Audiovisual artist Akiko Haruna constructs experimental sound and vision for the moving image. In her projects as a musician, Akiko dances along to a wandering beat. With cutting drums that tear through delicate sound design and flashes of extravagant melody, her dizzying sonic constructions are constantly evolving. Her musical works gained her a place at the 2018 Red Bull Music Academy in Berlin, after which she has been working on multiple projects including her release with Where To Now? Records earlier this year.
https://vimeo.com/akikoharuna

OUTLANDS Presentation

Thursday, October 31st
5.30pm, Performance Studio, GP

We are happy to have Caleb Madden of OUTLANDS to do a presentation to our students on the project’s upcoming events with QUJAKU (JP), IMPATV (UK) and GROUP A – DEAD SLOW AHEAD, and inform them on how they can get involved.

More info about the events and the artists

A rock gig with a difference – Japanese four-piece band Qujaku perform with spectacular newly created visuals and light show created by UK visual artists IMPATV.

Ensō Sone is an original audio-visual collaboration between Japanese psych band Qujaku and UK visual artists IMPATV. Audiences can expect an amalgam of projection methods, visual mapping, lighting and set design, co-joined with a heavy apocalyptic sound resulting in a full-blown psychedelic display to rattle the senses… + Special guests group A open the event with a spectacular new AV set.

ABOUT THE ARTISTS

QUJAKU

QUJAKU are a Japanese heavy psychedelic rock band based in Hamamatsu. Their dark and heavy psychedelia filled with rich distortion and feedback creates a unique decadent ambience which is beyond comparison. There is not only a brutality but also an ephemeral beauty behind it. Delicate yet strong, destructive guitar with feedback, repetitive rhythms, and deep, bellowing bass.

FB: https://www.facebook.com/Qujaku/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/qujaku_info

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/qujaku_jpn/

Website: http://www.qujaku.com/home/

Bandcamp: https://qujaku.bandcamp.com/album/qujaku

IMPATV

IMPATV is a collaborative video and stage production project from UK artists Isadora Darke and Jamie Robinson. Using new digital technologies and live mixing methods combined with costumes and stage design they produce immersive installations, music videos, art and music productions.

FB: https://www.facebook.com/IMPATV/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/impa_tv

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/impatv/

Website: https://impatv.com/

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/impatv

GROUP A – DEAD SLOW AHEAD

group A’s hyper electronic industrial music meets with Berlin based visual artist DEAD SLOW AHEAD for live A/V performances which feature geometry, strobe, and visual explorations.

FB: https://www.facebook.com/groupAband/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/group_a_band/
Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/group_a
Bandcamp: https://groupa.bandcamp.com/

FB: https://www.facebook.com/deadslowahead

Tumblr: https://slowmindbending.tumblr.com

Professional Practice Masterclass: AJA

Monday 21st September
5.30-7pm, Performance Studio

We are happy to have AJA with us to deliver a mastericlass-workshop to our students.
AJA has taught across the UK and Europe at such institutions as for Ableton, Huddersfield University, Loughborough University, Confetti Music Institue, Fine Arts Institue (Vienna) and Teatro do Bolhão (Portugal) and have over 10 years experience in performing and writing music. AJA also has experience in teaching LGBTQ+ and female/non-binary focused workshops such as The End of Gender, Sounds Queer? and ITOUS.

About the masterclass/workshop

The workshop will be around how to make field recordings and create a wide range of different sounds and textures by only using simple, built in Ableton Plugins. Participants will learn to build ambient/drone/noise textures, experiment and discovering new sounds as a group through live demonstration. The workshop will also include:

Open discussions about safe spaces
Listening meditation
Ableton Demonstration
Unique Sample Packs created for participants to take away for free
Live soundscape/track created
Archive of costumes from LU LA LOOP and discussions in visuals and illustration and creating your own merch.

Professional Practice Masterclass: Anna Celeste Edmonds

Monday 14th of October, 5.30pm-7pm
Performance Studio, GP

We are excited to have Anna Celeste Edmonds with us to learn more about her site-specific practice and research merging sound, heritage sites and new media technologies. Anna is currently pursuing PhD research supervised by Dr Papadomanolaki, Dr Behrendt and Dr Winter.

About the masterclass

‘Songs of the Sea’ – A masterclass on audio as a tool for exploration and engagement in heritage

This masterclass will involve discussions around audio as a tool for exploring and engaging with heritage; drawing on past work as well as a recent site-specific project titled ‘Songs of the Sea’, located at Brunswick Square in Hove. The processes of assembling different kinds of audio content for an outdoor public engagement setting will be examined, looking specifically at local composer Roger Quilter and her interpretations of his piece ‘The Sea-Bird’.

About Anna

Anna Celeste Edmonds is a sound artist and SEAHA-CDT doctoral student at the University of Brighton, exploring the areas of field recording, composition and voice in a heritage context. Her passion for landscapes and monuments has been present throughout her field and compositional work; researching different perspectives on audio capture and listener engagement. Previous work took the form of site specific and performative projects, with her current research moving towards locative immersive audio in outdoor heritage settings.

Website: https://annacedmonds.com/
Linked In: https://www.linkedin.com/in/anna-celeste-edmonds/
Twitter: @annacedmonds

Professional Practice Masterclass: Louis Sterling

Monday 7th October, 5.30pm-7pm
Performance Studio

We are happy to have one of our recent alumni back to give a masterclass to our students. Louis Sterling was the founder of the student-led imprint IDS. During his studies with us he won an employability award for his enterprenerial projects, he went on tour with internationally acclaimed music producer David August.

About the masterclass
“Synesthesia to the Sound-system”

In this session, Sterling will be unveiling the process behind his experimental music and curation of his debut record ‘Adisceda’ on Rough Trade, with insight into the music industry from the perspective of business – from signing contracts, to networking with your favourite artists, promoting your work on social media and creating your own unique platforms.

About Louis

Louis Sterling, also known as Auxx, is a British recording artist currently signed to David August’s label 99Chants.

With experimental works making their way onto BBC Music, NTS Radio and URBNET Records, his debut record ‘Adisceda’ would become an ethereal project compared to the likes of Tim Hecker, The Dedekind Cut and Aphex Twin, making it’s way onto 12″ vinyl, courtesy of Rough Trade.

Louis on British Music Collection.

Masterclass on artist branding with Petal Largie

Monday 30th September 2019
5.30-7 | Performance Studio, Grand Parade Campus

The new season of masterclasses starts with a very important consideration for the carreers of all our graduates: BRANDING. We invited Petal Largie, founder of Artist-2Artist coaching and a specialist in the field.

In this Masterclass with Petal Largie we’ll explore and deepen the definition of Who You Are as an Artist by:
• Examining your Identity vs. your Artistic Identity
• Uncovering your Core Values or Pillars
• and defining a Mission or Vision Statement for your Artist Brand

About Petal

Petal Largie developed her unique intuitive coaching style via years of professional work in Fashion Trend Forecasting, Consumer Insights, and Journalism. Additionally she cut-her-teeth first hand in the Music Industry, landing in Europe in her early twenties as one of the few self-managed- female- woman of color- DJ’s, amassing an impressive gig list which includes headlining in 8 countries to date. Current industry workshop clients include: Innervision Records, Ritchie Hawtin’s Social Media Team, and Stil vor Talent (amongst others).

Her official music industry forays include; working with legendary artist manager Danny Goldberg (Nirvana, Stevie Nicks, etc.), interning in the booking division of Blue Note Entertainment Group (NYC), and pioneering an innovative YouTube Channel and video based blog for the musician Peaches (XL Recordings).

No stranger to managing and producing nights in New York City in her early DJ career, once landing in Berlin circa ’99-10′, Largie curated memorable club nights with then, up-and-coming artists; Peaches (XL Recordings), Dixon (Innervisions), Alex Barack (Jazzanova), Boris (Panorama Bar), Jamie Lidell, Mocky (Feist’s Producer), and Gonzales, to name a few.

Largie is also a consummate ‘Creator’, i.e. Vocal Artist, DJ, Music Journalist, and Event Curator: As a DJ, she’s headlined major festivals and venues in: Germany, Switzerland, Israel, the US, the Netherlands, Sweden, Norway, New Zealand, and Italy, is featured on the W Hotels DJ Mix App, and has held residencies at New York City’s: Ace Hotel, Sleep No More, and the W Hotel Union Square.

Professional Practice Masterclasses 2019/20

As the new academic year kicks in, we have prepared a series of masterclasses for our existing and new students both for our BA and MA courses. As with previous years we will focus to showcase various strands of professional practices and carreer pathways from within our BA, MA and PhD student & staff community and beyond. This year we are happy to have a wide range of topics ranging from Artist Identity Development, Sounds Queer? experimental music production, Heritage Sites and sound art, music and mental health, freelancing work, cross-dressing and sound arts, composing for film and video games as well as, radio plays and music production projects.

Professional Practice Masterclasses are supported by Creative Sound & Music, University of Brighton.

Songs Of The Sea

Songs of the Sea

Anna Celeste Edmonds and her immersive audio work in Brunswick Square
The Regency Town House,
13 Brunswick Square, Hove, East Sussex, BN3 1EH

Dr Papadomanolaki’s current PhD tutee, sound artist and field recordist Anna Celeste Edmonds will be stationed at The Regency Town House to discuss her doctoral work on heritage engagement through immersive audio, as well as her recent project involving three interpretations of local composer Roger Quilter’s ‘The Sea-Bird’, using the geo-locative mobile audio application ‘Echoes’.

Come along for a chat, or an opportunity to test the ‘Songs of the Sea’ audio experience in Brunswick Square, Hove.

Opening Times

Saturday 21 September: 12:00-13:00 and 14:00-15:00

Booking Details

Pre-booking: Required
Go to: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/songs-by-the-sea-tickets-66565692779
Booking opens: 12 August 2019 12:00
Booking closes: 20 September 2019 16:00

Additional Information

Max 10 people per tour/session. 60 minutes

‘Place Language’ International Compilation inspired by Robert Macfarlane’s ‘Landmarks’

Dr Maria Papadomanolaki has contributed a piece to ‘Place Language’ a international non-profit compilation album project inspired by the themes found in Robert Macfarlane’s widely-acclaimed book ‘Landmarks’. In particular it focuses on the book’s extensive topographic glossaries, the “word-hoard” of depictive landscape terms gathered from 30 different languages, dialects and sub-dialects around Britain & Ireland which are divided into sections by type of terrain (Flatlands, Uplands, Waterlands, Coastlands, Underlands, Northlands, Edgelands, Earthlands and Woodlands). Relying on these topograms, or “tiny place poems”, as creative prompts, Place Language seeks to inspire a renewed interest in our natural surroundings and reinvigorate our appreciation for the audible textures & patterns that characterize them in keeping with the book’s stated desire to “re-wild” our vocabulary.

The collection features the work of 28 different sound-artists, field recordists, and musicians from around the globe each of whom chose a topogram and recorded an impression of it thus lending new aspects of dimensionality through sound. These selections cover all nine Landmarks glossaries along with place-words of new coinage as prompted by the blank glossary which Macfarlane leaves at the end of the book for readers to fill in for themselves. The end result is a truly global, collaborative survey of place, language, and sound.

More info on the project can be found here.