- Sat, 30 JulSt Margaret's Church30 Jul, 19:30 BST – 31 Jul, 21:00 BSTSt Margaret's Church, Rufford Rd, Whalley Range, Manchester M16 8AE, UKUnHeard present this intimate concert in the extraordinary and historical venue of St Margaret's Church in Whalley Range, Manchester. Shadows, silhouettes, mimics, doppelgängers, co-walkers, changelings... This concert for two outstanding clarinettists will feature each composer's take on these.
- Autumn 2022Venue TBD - LiverpoolAutumn 2022Venue TBD - LiverpoolBringing to life numerous pieces which were created during lockdown essentially as music videos - the UNHEARD HYBRID ENSEMBLE will unlock the live potential of various works by Manchester-based composers. The group will perform brand new arrangements of previously static works, along with visuals.
LIVE AT THE INTERNATIONAL ANTHONY BURGESS FOUNDATION
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 12th 2021, 7.30pm
UNHEARD HYBRID: [UN]QUOTE
The UnHeard Hybrid Orchestra are proud to present [UN]QUOTE, an audio-visual event in which we continue to bring distant styles, methods and musics together - juxtaposing art music with elements from pop culture, folk traditions, dance music and more.
Bringing together influences as diverse as jazz, Greek folk music, ambient techno, brutalist architecture and Bach; in this concert our hybrid group of chamber ensemble with electronic elements will present pieces from six acclaimed Manchester composers, executed by a group of sixteen outstanding musicians from a range of disciplines, conducted by Omer Shteinhart.
RAIN RITUAL - A PIECE FOR FULLY SURROUND SOUND INSTALLATION, AT RNCM REUNITE
WEDNESDAY JUNE 30th - FRIDAY JULY 2nd 2021
"These are the first experiments in immersive music for the RNCM’s new Studio 8 surround sound capability. You will hear new pieces especially made and/or mixed by RNCM students."
FUTURE MUSIC #3 UNSUPERVISED
WEDNESDAY JUNE 16th 2021, 5pm
"Unsupervised is a new concert series created by the Machine Learning for Music (ML4M) Working Group – a community of composers and audiovisual artists exploring the creative use of emerging Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning technologies led by PRiSM Lecturer in Composition, Dr. Sam Salem and Professor Ricardo Climent, Professor of Interactive Music Composition and Director of NOVARS Research Centre at University of Manchester.
ML4M includes postgraduate students from both RNCM and University of Manchester, as well as guest artists, supported by Machine Learning experts at the Alliance Manchester Business School and PRiSM.
Our first ever Unsupervised concert series in June 2021 included new works by Anastasios Asonitis, Vicky Clarke, Hongshuo Fan, Robert Laidlow, Zakiya Leeming, Tywi Roberts, Chris Rhodes & Ellen Sargen. Concerts were discussed on a Research Panel led by Dr Salem and Professor Climent including Q&A."
Watch the whole event here, including the premiere of Blodeuwedd by Tywi J H Roberts, in collaboration with poet Samantha Weaver.
UNHEARD HYBRID ONLINE
SATURDAY MARCH 20th 2021, 8.00pm
UnHeard Hybrid Online – a follow up to 2020’s UnHeard Hybrid Orchestra RNCM Lab Week event.
This concert represents the culmination of almost three months of collaboration between a core of composers, singers, players, sonic and visual artists.
The process began with the composers sending sketches, prompts and other musical materials to the performers, which provided the basis for a recording. These recordings were then further manipulated by our sonic and visual artists, making use of non-real-time algorithms and techniques.
UNHEARD warmly welcomes the following collaborators from beyond the college to this project:
Dr Manoli Moriaty (University of Liverpool)
Rose Bartels (BA Hons Designer, Goldsmiths University of London)
Alumni of the RNCM
GARDEN OF FORKING PATHS RNCM CONCERT
WEDNESDAY MARCH 16th 2021, 8pm
The Garden of Forking Paths is an AHRC-funded project run by Scott McLaughlin (University of Leeds) to explore composition for clarinets and, in particular, is exploring compositional strategies for working with the material agencies of the clarinet, working closely with clarinettist Heather Roche.
This concert is part of the culmination of a collaboration between Garden of Forking Paths & the RNCM’s Experimental & Exploratory Music Research Hub in which student & staff composers & performers are responding to the ideas and music emerging from this research.
Watch the whole concert here; including the premiere of Slushball Earth for solo clarinet & electronics by Tywi J H Roberts, performed by Johanna Leung. The piece also features the voice of Katherine Turner - an ocean and climate scientist from the University of Liverpool - and is a follow-up to 'Planetary Boundaries-Human Needs' which was released last October for RNCM PRiSM's Changing Music in a Changing Climate event.
CHANGING MUSIC IN A CHANGING CLIMATE CONCERT
THURSDAY OCTOBER 15th 2020, 1pm
"In January this year, PRiSM, invited students working in climate/environment science to collaborate with RNCM students in composition and performance, on pieces inspired by contemporary climate and environmental issues. Workshops brought the scientists and musicians together, led by PRiSM Artists in Residence, Sarah Nicolls and Laura Bowler, who both create artistic work on the climate and ecological emergency. This digital show premieres the resulting pieces with introductions from Sarah Nicolls, Laura Bowler, the composers and the climate scientists."
Watch the whole concert here, including the premiere of Planetary Boundaries – Human Needs by Tywi J H Roberts, featuring the playing of Johanna Leung and the voice of Professor Julia Steinberger.