BEAST welcomes two of acousmatic music’s pioneers, François Bayle and Francis Dhomont, as part of a weekend celebrating both the heritage and future of electroacoustic studio-based composition.
The CBSO Centre is transformed into a multichannel sound system venue for a weekend of five sessions featuring new works from international composers, Saturday evening performances of music by Bayle and Dhomont, and a concert featuring new works by Birmingham-based composers.
Friday 31 January, 7:30pm (50 mins.)
Visa Kuoppala: The Hermit’s Dream of Ash Mountain
Constantinos Kontos: Mon rêve familier…
Manfredi Clemente: Les dimensions du réel
Daniel Barreiro: Sons Adentro
Friday 31 January, 9pm (50 mins.)
Norah Lorway: Shine
Julien Guillamat: Sonnation I
Alistair MacDonald: Scintilla
Adrian Moore: The Battle
Saturday 1 February, 6pm (55 mins.)
François Bayle: Motion emotion
Bernard Parmegiani: Espèces d’espace
Francis Dhomont: Phonurgie
Saturday 1 February, 7.30pm (45 + 45 mins.)
François Bayle: Univers nerveux
Bernard Parmegiani: Rêveries
François Bayle: Sensations [Rien n’est réel /1]
Francis Dhomont: À propos de K
Bernard Parmegiani: Capture éphémère
Francis Dhomont: Vol d’arondes
Sunday 2 February, 2pm (45 + 45 mins.)
Charlie Lockwood: Wake *
Helene Hedsund: 9 Stations
James Carpenter: Pent-up
Martin Ozvold: [New work]
Savannah Agger: Vacuum
Greg Grigoropoulos: CrossBorder Slug
Brenna Cantwell: Balisong
Tim Moyers: Namaste
*winner of the COMPASS Prize for Electroacoustic Composition 2012
Information No.0121 616 2616
CBSO Centre is equipped with adapted toilet facilities, key signposting in Braille and the hall is fitted with an infra-red amplification system (receivers are available on request). Limited free parking can be arranged on request.
Access to CBSO Centre’s concert hall, bar and toilets is all flat, with no steps or ramps. The hall configuration is flexible, meaning we can accommodate specific seating requests.
Guide dogs are very welcome at BCMG concerts. You can either keep them with you in the auditorium during the concert or event, or we will be happy to look after your dog for you in the foyer while you enjoy the performance.