Press Releases 2017

UWTSD hosting concert in historic BBC Hall at Swansea Studios

19.07.2017

The University of Wales Trinity Saint David is pleased to announce that NAWR will be returning to the BBC Hall at Swansea Studios UWTSD for their July concert. Amongst the performers are graduates and staff of the university’s Music Department, including the Swansea Laptop Orchestra. The concert will take place on Saturday 22 July at 7.30pm and all are invited to attend.

Swansea Laptop Orchestra

NAWR (meaning NOW in Welsh) is a new multidisciplinary concert series in Swansea of experimental music, free improvisation, film, lo-fi, free jazz, sound art, alternative folk and new music. The aim is to offer an open and reflective space for an audience to experience new music in a welcoming and intimate setting. NAWR is co-organised by Jenn Kirby, Rhodri Davies, Daryl Feehely, Dan Linn-Pearl and Rose Linn-Pearl. This latest concert will feature Adam Howell of sŵn>dial, who has just graduated from the Masters in Music Technology programme. Also on the programme are Simon Kilshaw and Jenn Kirby, lecturers of music and music technology, who will perform as the Swansea Laptop Orchestra, UWTSD’s resident laptop orchestra.

Dr Jenn Kirby is the Programme Director of BA Music (Performance and Production). She said: "We are thrilled to once again welcome NAWR to the BBC Hall at Swansea Studios UWTSD. We will have one of our recent graduates, Adam Howell, performing at the event. My colleague Simon Kilshaw and I will also be performing as the Swansea Laptop Orchestra, so we feel even more excited to host this edition of NAWR."

Jenn and performer

Dr Kirby has recently returned from an Artist-In-Residency at soundSCAPE Festival in Italy. Her residency included curating a concert of music by Irish and Ireland-based composers utilising electronics, presenting lectures on “The Performance of Live Electronics” and “Celebrating Diversity in One’s Own Practice”, and delivering workshops and tutorials to the participants. Dr Kirby said: "This residency offered me the opportunity to explore aspects of music composition and performance that I am most passionate about - live electronics performance, compositional diversity and integrity as an artist. Through the workshops and tutorials we tackled difficult issues around composition and performance. This resulted in both practical and philosophical solutions. Being able to work with the participants of soundSCAPE who come from various backgrounds and approaches was truly inspirational and I am very grateful to those who made it possible." 

Please see below for further details or you can visit the website. 

Date: 22/7/17

Time: Doors 7pm, 7.30pm Prompt start

Tickets: £6/5 available on door

Address: BBC Hall at Swansea Studios UWTSD, 32 Alexandra Road, SA1 5DT

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/NAWR-1350737614939072/

 

Photo Credit: Daryl Feehely 

Further Information

Cate Hopkins
Press and Media Officer
E-mail: catherine.hopkins@uwtsd.ac.uk 
Phone: 07872 423 788