Sunday 1st May
12:00 Open Fader .3 SARC    
15:30 Electronic Jam Session SARC    
19:30 SHE -Transformations Harty Room    
  Open Fader .3
  John Young - Trace
    Andrew Czink - Iron Emerald
    Rajmil Fischman - And I think to Myself
    Venue: SARC
Admission :£6/£4
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Electroacoustic works spatialised in the Sonic Laboratory by the composers. John Young's Trace deconstructs the sound of the saxophone with a host of cutting, pasting and other sonic contortions to explore the shady corners and screaming intensity of the instrument. Czink explores the visceral, the detailed, the graceful, and the powerful (not necessarily loud and brash; although there's something to be said for a power-chord at 120 dB SPL!). Fischman comments on the "wonderful world" of wisdom, courage, temperance and peace.

I see trees of green, red roses too
I see them bloom for me and you
And I think to myself, what a wonderful world

(George Weiss / Bob Thiele. Song popularised by Louis Armstrong)
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    Electronic Jam Session
    Deconstructing the Programme [World Premiere]
    Venue: SARC
Admission : FREE

An improvisation extravaganza with Sonorities participants.

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    SHE - Transformations
    Frances Lynch: Voice
    Alan Burgess: Electronics
    Venue : Harty Room
Admission : £10/£6
Karen Wimhurst - Phoenix [World Premiere of New Version]

György Kurtág - Einige Sätze aus den Sudelbüchern Georg Christoph Lichtenbergs

Fabrizio Casti , text by Cesare Pavese - Hai un Sangue, un respiro 111

Judith Weir - I was born in a small village...

Peter Nelson - Shadow Songs

Paul Barker - Songs Between Words (a selection from Book 1)

SHE - Transformations focuses on mystical and extraordinary transformations in the mythology of women: from the mundane experiences of a woman in a modern day domestic setting, to the rise of the Phoenix: from the erotic transformation of woman into nature, to the supernatural transformations of Ondine. All the composers have addressed the possibilities offered at the limits of vocal technique to bring to life the stories of these women, which are bound together by Kurtág's cryptic comments. Tonight's performance features new works recorded at a workshop with children which took place on Saturday. The pieces were created using the voice as the only sound source. The works are inspired by the stories of women special to the workshop.
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