Two MTI Students to present at European Association of Music in School (EAS) 2015

Doctoral students Jack Richardson and David Holland will be presenting at the upcoming European Association of Music in Schools Conference 2015 being held in Rostock, Germany between 25-28 March.

Titled Open Ears – Open Minds, this will be the 23rd EAS Annual Conference.

The conference is organised by the Rostock University of Music and Drama (Hochschule für Musik und Theater Rostock). The main conference also coincides with the EAS Student Forum 2015 and the EAS Doctoral Student Forum 2015, both taking place between 24-26 March.

David Holland will present a poster regarding his work on 'Heightened Listening', whilst Jack Richardson will explore 'Experience and Perception in Music Education'.

Additionally, David will be presenting his paper 'Listening to the inner soundscape: A constructivist model for opening minds to soundbased music'.

More information about EAS and the EAS Annual Conference 2015 can be found by visiting the association's website.

Follow the conference on Twitter: @EAS_Music
Follow Jack Richardson on Twitter: @jackwillrich

Leigh Landy, Louise Rossiter, Virginie Viel: Martini Elettrico Concerts, Bologna Conservatoire, 24-28 March

During an Erasmus+ trip to the Bologna Conservatoire, Leigh Landy will be giving 3 public talks and leading an MTI concert that includes student works by Louise Rossiter and Virginie Viel alongside a piece of his own.

The trip has been made possible by support from #DMUGlobal.

Such events are taking place as part of the 'Martini Elettrico' concert and lecture series, which will be running between the 24th and 28th of March 2015.

The Royal College of Music Stockholm (KMH), another of MTI's Erasmus+ partners, is also giving a concert during the last week in March.

More information about Martini Elettrico can be found by clicking here.

Recent News: Neal Spowage – Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space Shortlist & Crafting Anatomies Exhibition

Postgraduate student Neal Spowage has had two of his recent collaborations with Danai Pappa shortlisted for the Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space in June 2015. The works are Cold Papaya for speaker bra and wireless shovel, and Frozen Venus for six plunger phones. 

They are being considered for the DISK performances in the Spacelab section of the performing arts festival that explores the themes of shared space, interpreting music, weather and politics.

Additionally, Neal has recently collaborated with Ania Sadkowska, a postgraduate researcher from Nottingham Trent University, to produce a soundtrack for her fashion work that is constructed from her research interviews. It was on a continuous loop, accompanying Ania's garments, at the Crafting Anatomies exhibition in the Bonnington Gallery at NTU between 7th January to 14th February 2015.

Crafting Anatomies placed the human body at the centre of a multi-disciplinary dialogue; exploring how this entity has been interpreted, crafted and re-imagined in historical, contemporary and future contexts.

For more information about Neal, please visit his website:

Concert PACE 1 Wednesday 18th March 7pm - MTI Mix 4

Continuing our 15th birthday celebration – more works from our amazing team. The UK premiere of Simon Atkinson’s GRM (Paris) Commission and works by masters and doctoral students - David Holland’s piece was a finalist for the Bangor Dylan Thomas Prize 2014, Sam Topley performs her invented instruments - audio-visual, performance, acousmatics, story telling, soundscape and more -

Simon Atkinson                  Nocturne aquatique
David Holland                       The Force
Francesc Marti                    Speech 1
Panos Amelides                 The Pain(t)
Sam Topley                          untitled
Sam Warren                                    Shift
Robin Parmar                      Caged Bird

All welcome! Entry Free!

Simon Emmerson composer's portrait Bangor March 8th

19.30, Powis Hall, Bangor University
CARLA REES (flutes), HEATHER ROCHE (clarinets) & XENIA PESTOVA (piano)
Electroacoustic WALES
Daira Kwiatkowska: In the Dark Basket of my Belly (af/pno)
Coreen Morsink: Andromache (afl)
Emmerson: Resonances (8-track tape)
Tremblay: La rupture inéluctable (bcl/processing/tape)
School pupils piece (cl/tape)
WMCP winning piece
Ed Bennett: Magnetic (bcl and pno)
Tremblay: asinglewordisnotenough 1 (5.1 tape)
Emmerson: Piano Piece IV (pno/fixed media)
Sungji Hong: Bisbiglio (fl/cl/pno)