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A form in search of itself: some reflections on recent pieces




Speaker: Bryn Harrison (University of Huddersfield)

Series: Department of Music Research Seminars


Composer Bryn Harrison will discuss aspects of time, memory and repetition in his recent compositional output which includes a form in search of itself, written for the New York-based ensemble Wet Ink and things are more like they are now than they ever have been before which was written for the Norwegian ensemble asamisimasa and premiered at Darmstadt in 2006.


Bryn Harrison Bryn Harrison is a composer and Reader in Composition at the University of Huddersfield from where he was awarded a PhD by Publication in 2007. His works have been performed by many international ensembles such as Ensemble Recherche, Klangforum Wien, the London Sinfonietta, the London Symphony Orchestra, Wet Ink ensemble and Apartment House with notable performances and radio broadcasts at international festivals both in the UK and abroad.

Harrison has developed a close working relationship with ensemble Plus Minus, the Norwegian group Asamisimasa, the internationally-acclaimed ensemble ELISION, and the vocal ensemble Exaudi. He has also worked closely with soloists such as Philip Thomas, Mark Knoop and Aisha Orazbayeva.

Two discs, Vessels and Receiving the Approaching Memory are available on the another timbre label. He has co-authored a book, Overcoming Form: reflections on immersive listening with Dr Richard Glover (University of Huddersfield Press, 2013). Glover and Harrison are currently working on a second publication together with Jennie Gottschalk entitled Being Time; Temporality in Experimental Music (forthcoming, Bloomsbury, 2017). He is a recipient of the Paul Hamlyn Foundation Award for Composers.

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5.30pm - 5.30pmWednesday 5th April 2017

AG09 College Building City, University of London St John Street London EC1V 4PB United Kingdom