Thursday 19th May
‘Rants’ discussion on the ‘Art of Remaking’ featuring composers Michael Finnissy and Paul Whitty, and Helen Julia Minors, Head of Music and Creative Music Technologies at Kingston University. Convened by Institute of Composing Director Peter Wiegold.
Few composers have influenced contemporary British music as much as Michael Finnissy. A truely unique voice, whose music unwaveringly interrogates irreducable human truths, his huge oeuvre and loyal following stands as a testiment of personal commitment stated through art.
Helen Junior Minors
Head of Department of Music and Creative Music Technologies, Helen Junior Minors is a musicologist with interests in music from the turn of the twentieth century, especially music and dance, music and visual arts, word-music relations in France. Helen has completed a book on music and translation (exploring the interart aesthetic) which was launched in 2013.
Paul Whitty is Professor in Composition; Research Lead for the School of Arts; and a founder of the Sonic Art Research Unit at Oxford Brookes. Paul has been engaged in a series of interventions in pre-existing contexts – re-reading, re-organising, re-categorising, re-distributing and re-sounding the materials that are found there. These contexts can be scores, actual physical sites or instruments.
Followed by a Club Inégales concert with guest Michael Finnissy.