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Welcome to the School of Creative Arts Events page.  There are events happening all around the School including concerts, drama performances, screenings and talks.  Most of the events can be seen in our own venues and some can be located in other venues within Belfast. 

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Interior design: Music for the bionic ear

Interior design: Music for the bionic ear

9 Feb 2016 7:30PM - 9 Feb 2016 9:00PM

Description: Music written by various composers, curated by Hamish Innes-Brown This is a concert for music lovers, cochlear-implant users, and their friends and families. The collection of music was commissioned to be listened to equally through cochlear-implanted ears or purely biological ears, and was written in consultation with focus groups of people with diverse hearing. Otherwise music can sound like "pots and pans falling downstairs" to users of cochlear implants.
Venue: Sonic Lab
Booking info: FREE

WORKSHOP: Cameristi di Bari

WORKSHOP: Cameristi di Bari

10 Feb 2016 10:00AM - 10 Feb 2016 1:00PM

Description:

Cameristi di Bari, featuring Beatrice Rana (pf), Gennaro Cardaropoli (vn), Daniel Palmizio (viola), Ludovica Rana (cello) An exciting opportunity for all UG and PG students to work with the visiting ensemble performers. Please check e-newsletter and Plasma screens for details.


Venue: Harty Room
Booking info: FREE

Cameristi di Bari

Cameristi di Bari

10 Feb 2016 7:30PM - 10 Feb 2016 9:00PM

Description:

Marta Kowalczyk (violin)
Gennaro Cardaropoli (violin)
Daniel Palmizio (viola)
Ludovica Rana (cello)
Emanuele Torquati (piano)

The famous quintet from Italy will visit Belfast and perform Ottorino Respighi (Quintet for piano and strings, P 35) and Johannes Brahms (Quintet for piano and strings op. 34).


Venue: Harty Room
Booking info: FREE

Belfast Music Society - International Festival of Chamber Music

Belfast Music Society - International Festival of Chamber Music

19 Feb 2016 12:00AM - 21 Feb 2016 12:00AM

Description: The Belfast Music Society, International Festival of Chamber Music is returning to Belfast between 19 - 21 February 2016. "Various renowend performers throughout the festival, including pianist Janina Fialkowska, violinist Ioana Petcu-Colan, pianist Michael McHale, the Dante String Quartet as well as Live classical music for little listeners with Laura Sinnerton (viola)."
Venue: Various
Booking info: Please see for more info and booking: www.belfastmusicsociety.org

Student Showcase Recital Part of the Belfast Music Society, International Festival of Chamber Music

Student Showcase Recital Part of the Belfast Music Society, International Festival of Chamber Music

19 Feb 2016 1:10PM -

Description: Selected Final Year Performers from Queen's University's Music Performance Prorgamme.
Venue: Sonic Lab
Booking info: Free

'Blender Bash' Using open source softwares for film and animation production.

'Blender Bash' Using open source softwares for film and animation production.

24 Feb 2016 2:30PM - 24 Feb 2016 5:00PM

Description: Screening and illustrated masterclass. The first of a number of events run in assocition with with EEECS on the use of open and colloborative editing softwares for the production of film and animation projects. There will be three screenings of animated work created with open source software Blender followed by a live illustrated masterclass and resource demonstration.
Venue: Screen 2, Drama & Film Centre
Booking info: FREE

NI Science Festival: Smart Listening

NI Science Festival: Smart Listening

27 Feb 2016 11:00AM - 27 Feb 2016 4:00PM

Description:

Saturday 27 February, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Suitability: Kids & Parents / Educators
How We Listen With Our Digital Devices
Free. Registration Required
11AM – 1PM EDUCATORS
2PM - 4PM KIDS & PARENTS

We invite you to join us in an exploration of how we listen to and with our smartphones! A new app developed at SARC will be used as a platform for discovering ways of listening that encourage creative participation and collaboration.
We invite you to listen to the world around you and to sounds of other participants, asking you to think about the role that sound plays in our everyday life. A professional theatre facilitator will join us in creating a short piece that is built around the idea of listening to people in different locations (we call this ‘distributed listening’).

Developed with support from the Arts and Humanities Research Council in a project led by Franziska Schroeder and Pedro Rebelo partnered by the Lyric Theatre, Belfast, 42nd Street in Manchester, a mental health charity and the Young Vic in London.


Venue: Sonic Arts Research Centre
Booking info: Book on the NI Science Festival Website
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Jonathan Zorn - Language as Dust

Jonathan Zorn - Language as Dust

3 Mar 2016 1:10PM - 3 Mar 2016 2:00PM

Description: Jonathan Zorn will perform Language as Dust and other recent works. Language as Dust is an essayistic sound poem exploring the consequences of electronic mediation within spoken and written language. The text of the piece freely repurposes textual sources relating to the history of vocal technologies as well as psychoanalytic and philosophical theories of the voice, including: Aristotle's De Anima, Thomas Edison's anticipated use of audio recording, abstracted lyrics of "How High the Moon," misheard vocoder communications, and transcriptions of Electronic Voice Phenomena.
Venue: Sonic Lab
Booking info: FREE

Composing electronic text-sound works

Composing electronic text-sound works

3 Mar 2016 3:00PM - 3 Mar 2016 5:00PM

Description: Jonathan Zorn will present a lecture on his work in text-sound composition. The talk will explore historical influences, conceptual concerns, and compositional techniques at play in his practice.
Venue: Sonic Lab
Booking info: FREE

Úna Monaghan with guests Inge Thomson and Mark Clare

Úna Monaghan with guests Inge Thomson and Mark Clare

10 Mar 2016 1:10PM - 10 Mar 2016 2:00PM

Description: Úna Monaghan (harp and electronics), Inge Thomson (voice, accordion, electronics), Mark Clare (visual artist) Harper, composer and sound artist Úna Monaghan presents a concert in which the folk music of Ireland and Scotland meets electronic technology. Featuring Shetland singer and accordionist Inge Thomson and a new installation in collaboration with visual artist Mark Clare.
Venue: Sonic Lab
Booking info: FREE

Remembering Brian Friel

Remembering Brian Friel

10 Mar 2016 3:00PM - 10 Mar 2016 5:00PM

Description: Participants in the 2015 Brian Friel Summer School and leading Belfast playwrights including Rosemary Jenkinson, Martin Lynch, Tim Loane, Jimmy McAleavey and Owen McCafferty will read extracts from Friel's work This event at which the Vice-Chancellor will formally accept the Friel family's generous gift to the university of a fine portrait of Brian Friel by Anthony Palliser is being held to celebrate the strong link between Queen's University and the great Irish dramatist Brian Friel who sadly died in September 2015.
Venue: Brain Friel Theatre
Booking info: Admission is free but bookable in advance at studentshows@qub.ac.uk

Arnold Bax and 1916: A Concert of Chamber Music for Flute, Viola and Harp

Arnold Bax and 1916: A Concert of Chamber Music for Flute, Viola and Harp

12 Mar 2016 1:10PM - 12 Mar 2016 2:00PM

Description: Jennifer Sturgeon (flute), Ruth Bebb (viola), Tanya Houghton (harp) To mark the centenary of the Easter Rising in Ireland, the Sturgeon-Bebb-Houghton trio will perform Arnold Bax's Elegiac Trio (1916), the first of a series of works Bax composed that are associated with the English composer's time in Ireland, a period in which he befriended several key literary and political figures involved in the Rising. The programme also includes Debussy's 1915 Sonata for flute, viola and harp (1915) - a work that, remarkably, Bax would not have known - and Bax's slightly later Fantasy Sonata for viola and harp (1927).
Venue: Sonic Lab
Booking info: FREE

Bax’s In Memorias [sic]: Memory, Martyrdom and Modalities of Irishness

Bax’s In Memorias [sic]: Memory, Martyrdom and Modalities of Irishness

13 Apr 2016 1:00PM - 13 Apr 2016 2:00PM

Description: Aidan Thomson, Queen's University Belfast Aidan Thomson discusses two works by Arnold Bax (In Memoriam, and In Memoriam (1916)) that were written as a direct response to the Easter Rising of 1916, and specifically the execution of Patrick Pearse (to whom Bax had been introduced by the literary critic Mary Colum a few years earlier). The paper considers the literary, political and cultural context of the two works, the modes of their musical discourse (heroic funeral march and elegy), and how these may themselves reflect a response to Pearse's own particular type of nationalism.
Venue: McMordie Hall
Booking info: FREE

Final Year Undergraduate Recital Students present their work

Final Year Undergraduate Recital Students present their work

14 Apr 2016 1:10PM - 14 Apr 2016 2:00PM

Description: Final Year Performers from the School of Creative Arts' Performance Prorgamme Leading up to their Final Recitals, taking place in June 2016, several of our UG performers will showcase a selection of works during this concert.
Venue: Sonic Lab
Booking info: FREE

Music Therapy Roundtable

Music Therapy Roundtable

19 Apr 2016 4:00PM - 19 Apr 2016 5:00PM

Description: Featuring representatives of music-therapy organisations, practictioners in related careers, and music-therapy researchers. This discussion will be started by introductory lectures on the landscape of music therapy in Northern Ireland and descriptions of research projects taking place here. The roundtable will include discussions of typical career trajectories, training opportunities as well as current trends in music-therapy research.
Venue: McMordie Hall
Booking info: FREE

Duo Harpverk

Duo Harpverk

21 Apr 2016 1:10PM - 21 Apr 2016 2:00PM

Description: Frank Aarnink (percussion) and Katie Buckley (harp)
Venue: Harty Room
Booking info: FREE

David McCann (cello) and Simon Mawhinney (Piano)

David McCann (cello) and Simon Mawhinney (Piano)

5 May 2016 1:10PM - 5 May 2016 2:00PM

Description: David McCann (cello) and Simon Mawhinney (Piano)
Venue: Harty Room
Booking info: FREE

"Concerts of electroacoustic music by the University of Huddersfield, led by Prof Michael Clarke "

6 May 2016 12:00AM - 8 May 2016 12:00AM

Description: Sonorities Festival of Contemporary Music - "Creative Technologies". For more information please visit: www.qub.ac.uk/sonorities
Venue: Sonic Lab
Booking info: www.qub.ac.uk/sonorities

The QUB Big Band Spring Concert

The QUB Big Band Spring Concert

12 May 2016 7:30PM - 12 May 2016 9:00PM

Description: QUB Big Band, directed by Steve Barnett The popular spring concert of classics old and new, given by the QUB Big Band under the direction of Steve Barnett.
Venue: Black Box 18-22 Hill St Belfast
Booking info:

New Collaborations in Latin American Cinema: CPH:LAB in Argentina & Brazil

New Collaborations in Latin American Cinema: CPH:LAB in Argentina & Brazil

24 May 2016 12:00AM - 25 May 2016 12:00AM

Description: Alejo Moguillansky, Matias Piñeiro, Mille Haynes A panel event with filmmakers who have participated in the CPH:LAB programme. This Danish initative pairs up a so-called 'third world' filmmaker with a European counterpart, and provides funding for up to one year of collaboration. The final products are screened at the twin Cophenahagen film festivals CPH:PIX and CPH:DOX. The event will ask questions about these kinds of transnational working conditions, the way in which they operate in practice, and the extent to which they influence the aesthetics and narratives of cinema from Latin America and elsewhere. Updated information will be published at cphqub.wordpress.com
Venue: The Graduate School
Booking info: FREE

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