Tacit Group held workshops and performances on 11 and 12 November in The Arts Centre at New York University Abu Dhabi. I have been a Tacit Group member from 2011 and this time, I participated as a main computer operator and a sound technician. Tacit was invited by NYU Abu Dhabi and we were treated extremely hospitably by the NYU...
On Sunday 25th October, four students of Aberdeen University’s MMus: Sonic Arts, together with one Phd student of Composition, Simon Hellewell, undertook a Live Coding performance at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary’s Suttie Art Space. The event was well attended by the interested and well-wishers, many of whom were from an Arts background.
Peacock Visual Arts in Aberdeen was filled to capacity on Thursday evening as SERG continued its Rediscoveries series with Rediscoveries IV, an event so strongly grounded in audiovisual work that I would hesitate to simply brand it a “concert”. The evening had a theme of student work...
My earliest experience of working with dancers and dance choreographers was in 2009 when I was offered the chance to compose original music for a project by Claire Penҫak, titled Lisbon Diaries. The project was extremely ambitious in its scope in that it contained over forty different sections. Working alongside another composer (Louise Rossiter), we produced a considerable body of music...
As a composer/field recordist, Winter is a low time for gathering sound in the heart of the borders where I currently live. Aside from the practicalities of gathering sounds in the cold midwinter, the minimal light and inclement weather make it a less productive time for me than staying in a warm house with a few “winter projects”...
Last Thursday, I gave a presentation at the Music Research Seminar Series (MRSS) 2014-15. At the presentation, which was titled, Fast and Slow: Changes in One Composer’s Artistic Questions, I discussed the gradual, and sometimes, drastic changes in my artistic questions with my early, mainly electroacoustic compositions to...
Rediscoveries is a new series of performances of electroacoustic music and sound art events, presented by SERG (Sound Emporium Research Group) from the Department of Music, University of Aberdeen. A new iteration of the Discoveries series which dates back...
Last night saw the first sonADA (Sonic Arts Days in Aberdeen) with performances by Luca Nasciuti , Imogene Newland, Fiona Soe Paing and sonADA co-creator (along with Suk-Jun Kim) Francesco Sani.Nasciuti’s solo set, his first performance in Aberdeen since arriving last month...
SERG Aberdeen is launching its workshop series where members will meet, discuss and share ideas and methods about their practices.Monday 29th September 2014 sees the first colloquium – an introduction of the group and its new members. The theme for this year's SERG SAW...
Rediscoveries is a new series of performances of electroacoustic music and sound art events, presented by SERG (Sound Emporium Research Group) from the Department of Music. A new iteration of the Discoveries series which dates back to the early 1990s, the series will allow audiences to (re)discover...
An electroacoustic composer and sound artist, Pete Stollery is Head of Music at the University of Aberdeen.
An electroacoustic composer and sound artist. Suk-Jun Kim is Programme Coordinator for the MMus in Sonic Arts at the University of Aberdeen.
Luca Nasciuti is a composer, curator and artist based in London and Scotland. He is currently a PhD candidate in Musical Composition at the University of Aberdeen with an AHRC scholarship (image:©Alastair Cook).
Kwangrae Kim is a composer based in Seoul and Aberdeen. He is currently a PhD candidate in Composition at the University of Aberdeen with an Elphinstone Scholarship.
John Montgomery [jmmp] has been involved in Multimedia Production since 1998. He is a MMus student in Sonic Arts at the University of Aberdeen. He is a graduate of Gray's School of Art, in Drawing & Painting (1974) and has worked as Graphic Designer, Art & Design Lecturer, Programmer. As a worship musician, using Synth., Guitar, and Vocals, he is currently investigating real-time multimedia performance and exhibition.
Bea Dawkins is a MMus student in Sonic Arts at the University of Aberdeen. She has a keen interest in all aspects of music, in particular, electroacoustic and acousmatic composition.
An MMus student in Sonic Arts at the University of Aberdeen, Mark Dunsmore specialises in electroacoustic and acousmatic composition.
Stuart is an instrumentalist and composer from the North East of Scotland. He is studying Mmus Sonic Arts at the University of Aberdeen as well as playing guitar for several European bands.
Adam Cresser is a sound producer, sonic artist and musician from Aberdeen. He is a Music Technician at University of Aberdeen.
Associate SERG members are people who have worked with SERG in the past or who are in partnership with SERG.
Ross Whyte is a composer based in Glasgow. He completed his PhD at the University of Aberdeen in 2013 where his field of research was concerned with audio-visual intermedia and headphone-specific composition.
Louise Rossiter is a Scottish electroacoustic composer based in Leicester. Her research interests lie in acousmatic sound, acoustic ecology and expectation within Electroacoustic Music. She is a PhD student at De Montfort University.
Chandra Chapman is a composer/musician interested in site specificity, participation and installation. She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Aberdeen.
Aberdeenshire based electronic producer/vocalist. Performing a live audio-visual set with projected animation by Zen Borg. Skeletal, off-world electronica and surreal visuals.
Imogene Newland is a multidisciplinary artist specialising in choreomusical performance research. She completed her practice-led Ph.D. at the Sonic Arts Research Centre in 2011.
Francesco Sani has a background in experimental music, graphic scores, improvisation, string performance and drone music composition.
Creative Director of X Bow Ltd.
dæmons is David Officer, an artist based in Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire who explores sound, culture and nature. dæmons uses textures, manipulation and noise to create responses, examinations or just to see where a good sound can lead you to.
Nathan Bissette is a musician living in Aberdeen. He is a founding member of the Leicester/TwoqueensArtGallery based band Dead Hand.
The MMus in Sonic Arts prepares students for careers in the creative industries and artistic, commercial and academic research where creative approaches to sound are in demand. The programme offers not only a comprehensive overview of the Sonic Arts from historical and theoretical viewpoints, but also hands-on, practical and skills-based core courses that can help students design and realise original sound projects throughout the programme and build a strong portfolio as a sound artist.
Applicants who have a good honours degree in Music (or related discipline) and show ability in one or more areas of musical composition are welcome to apply to the programme. Students develop an area of research which is evidenced through a portfolio of original compositions, accompanied by a written commentary on the work submitted. The nature of the work submitted will be the result of negotiation between the student and the supervisor team with no restriction on number, length or type of pieces.