Composition, Alternative Performance and Performance Art

Larry Goves • Juliet Fraser • Kathryn Williams

13 – 24 August 2018

Creative musicians gather to examine varied approaches to composition and make new music.

Larry Goves composer
Hanna Hartman sound artist & composer
Tim Parkinson composer
Amber Priestley composer
James Saunders composer
Juliet Fraser soprano
Kathryn Williams flautist
The House of Bedlam

Led by leading figures in contemporary music with interest and practice overlapping with experimental performance art, this new course broadened the perspectives of open-minded composers and performers. Rather than dividing participants into categories, it seeks only to encourage the creation of new works.

Starting with an alternative narrative of historical performance art (traced through Dada, Bauhaus, and Fluxus) and how it shapes current experimental musical practice, participants will then work collaboratively in the forging of original works. Topics included different approaches to instruments; different roles in the creative process for performers and composers; fluidity between graphic, tablature and traditional notation; considering devised, composed and improvisation practice as equal stimuli in the creation of new music.



Andy Ingamells
Michael Brailey
Alex Nikiporenko
Zakia Fawcett
Bnaya Halperin-Kaddari
Emily Kennedy
Aaron Parker
Kanae Mizobuchi
Callum Coomber
Mayah Kadish
Maja Linderoth

Applications currently closed

Applications for all courses are now closed. New courses will be announced towards the end of August. Look at the bottom of this page for other opportunities for artists we offer.

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