I’m pleased to announce that an article of mine has just been published in an exciting new book from The Orpheus Institute, edited by Bob Gilmore and Darla Crispin. My article is titled, ‘Composing as a Way of Doing Philosophy’. In it, I talk about the works I wrote between c. 2005-9, including An Audience with the Trees (2005), The Bravery of Women (2006-7).
Leuven University Press describes the book as follows:
This book is the first anthology of writings about the emerging subject of artistic experimentation in music. This subject, as part of the cross-disciplinary field of artistic research, cuts across boundaries of the conventional categories of performance practice, music analysis, aesthetics, and music pedagogy.
More information here
As I Have Now Memoyre (film version) from Nicholas Brown on Vimeo.
A trailer for the forthcoming film of As I Have Now Memoyre, featuring Linda Hirst and Natasha Lohan, is now online at the production website: www.nicholasbrown.co.uk/memoyre. The film is due for release in late-autumn 2012.
Two talks coming up next month…
On April 14, I’ll be giving a talk about As I Have Now Memoyre at Trinity College of Music in Greenwich, where it all began. Then on April 27th, I’ll be speaking about my recent work at the Orpheus Institute in Ghent, Belgium in the context of a seminar titled, ‘Experimentation in the Context of Performance Practice’.
At Orpheus, I’ll be talking about issues that run through both As I Have Now Memoyre and my domestic installation/live performance-piece of 2006-7, The Soul Finds Rest In Unity/The Bravery of Women. A lot of the ideas I worked with in creating the 2006-7 pieces recur in As I Have Now Memoyre. These have to do with asking questions about the role of the performer (given that we tend to accept the composer’s role as ‘author’ of a performance) and the way in which musicians are able to use events of musical performance to create (and manipulate) their sense of self.
AS I HAVE NOW MEMOYRE returns to London in April for a performance at the Louise Blouin Foundation, London W11. Thursday 15 April. Doors 6.30pm. Performance 7pm. Tickets £12 full /£8 concessions/£5 members
Ticket price includes a glass of champagne. To order tickets please contact the Louise Blouin Foundation on 020 7985 9600. Tickets can be purchased at the door subject to availability.
The tour of performances of AS I HAVE NOW MEMOYRE continues…
School of Music, University of East Anglia, Norwich
Monday 15 March, 19:30