Wednesday 14th February, 2019
Butchart Hall, University of Aberdeen
Staff and student composers from CMAT and SMFA have been invited to the University of Aberdeen to present their works at the eleventh concert of the Rediscoveries series, a joint project between the two universities. Rediscoveries offers a series of performances of electroacoustic music and sound art events, presented by SERG (Sound Emporium Research Group) from the Department of Music, University of Aberdeen.
Friday 7th December
The Gallery, Sun Pier House, Chatham
Public Opening Times
Saturday 8th – Tuesday 11th December
Tuesday to Saturday 10am – 4pm
Sunday 12pm – 4pm
The Gallery, Sun Pier House, Chatham
The School of Music and Fine Art’s final BA Fine Art Interim Show will open on Friday 7th December at Sun Pier House, Chatham. The show will be open to the public from Saturday 8th –Tuesday 11th December. Last year’s show, held in the historic Chatham House, attracted over 300 visitors on the opening night. This is an event not to be missed!
On occasion the opening times may vary depending on the events schedule. Please contact Sun Pier House before travelling to confirm the Gallery will be open for your visit, on 01634 401 549. There is restricted disabled access at the venue, please contact Sun Pier House for further information.
Thursday 6th December
The Guardhouse, Fort Amherst, Chatham
Event and Experience Design students have been investigating a site-specific installation this term. The site for their practice based projects is the Guardhouse at Fort Amherst. This is a restored building at the border of the currently accessible public part of the Fort and the unrestored area – an exciting liminal space to explore!
The students will present a series of individual responses to the Guardhouse and its context within a listed monument on the afternoon of Thursday 6thDecember.
Wrap up and wear sturdy footwear and please wait at the café by the Fort Amherst visitor carpark. This event is FREE to attend but please book via Eventbrite.
Thursday 6th December
Historic Dockyard Chatham, Galvanising Shop
How do blind people make sense of the world through other senses? What happens when the visual is removed from ensemble music making? Tactile Trioare an ensemble of sighted and partially sighted musicians, who create and perform new music working under blindfold and in darkened spaces. Without visual notation, they work with improvisation and tactile scores – where music is created from a sense of touch, and darkness offers a world rich with other sensory possibilities.
Join Tactile Trio for their Medway debut at the Historic Dockyard Chatham, part of SMFA’s celebrations of Arts and Disabilities. The event will feature a performance of tactile scores and devised works, plus a pre-performance talk and demonstrations.
Tactile Trio are: Adrian Lee – guitar, composer, formerly Musical Director for Royal Shakespeare Company James Ridson – recorders, Para-orchestra member Jackie Walduck (Leader) – vibraphone, composer, SMFA Music Lecturer.
Wednesday 5th December
The Royal Dockyard Church, Historic Dockyard Chatham
The SMFA Christmas concert returns this December and we couldn’t be more excited! Join us, to celebrate the University of Kent Medway’s vast array of talented music students.
Uniting our two schools of music, a diverse programme awaits; featuring music that spans centuries, crosses continents and unites a multitude of genres. Our students will showcase their work from across the Autumn Term.
This event is FREE but please book via Eventbrite.
Saturday 24th November
11am – 12.30pm
Huguenot Museum, Rochester
This music workshop from the University of Kent and the Huguenot Museum will explore the origins of some of the music we hear today by looking at the journey music makes with people when they migrate.
Working with Syrian darbuka virtuoso Rami Merhi and singer-songwriter and music lecturer Anna Neale from the University of Kent, Music and Migration will aim to recreate this journey exploring different Arabic and Western rhythms, creating a new fusion in musical composition in a relaxed setting. Everyone will be given a djembe to use, but if you play an instrument please bring it along.
Sarah Pickstone is a painter who lives and works in London. She makes very large-scale paintings in watercolour with oil and draws extensively. Sarah has a particular interest in the contribution made by women artists and writers to visual and literary history and their creative processes.
In 2012, she won the John Moores Painting Prize and was a runner up for the prize in 2004. She exhibits internationally most recently in Shanghai, Seoul, Basel and Italy. She was recently commissioned by the Royal Academy of Arts as part of RA250 to create a homage to the work of the 18th century female artist, Angelica Kauffman. The resulting two-part painting installation titled An Allegory of Painting, is currently in the Burlington house Hallway and Ramp Space, Royal Academy of Arts, Piccadilly London until August, 2019.
These events are FREE to attend and open to all. Book online at Eventbrite.
Vote 100: Celebrating Women Composers will mark the centenary of women gaining the vote through democracy in action. This concert, organised by MOOT, will take place on Saturday 17th November at St George’s Church in Brighton. The night will feature music by a diverse range of women composers, including Lecturer in Music Performance Ruth Herbert’s piano trio, TableMusic.
Visit Eventbrite for more information and to book.
The University of Kent record label, Foundry Records, released the new album from ‘Dat Brass’on 14th October. Dat Brass are a London based 10-piece group of hip-hop noisemakers, with members including two Kent alumni, Jake Heath and Jack Tan. The album was recorded and mixed by University of Kent Music Technician, Frank Walker.
‘Dinner’s Ready’, the second studio offering from the Dat Brass boys, sees them reach a new maturity and individuality in both their sound and content. Whilst undeniably still a high energy brass and percussion feast, the album features heavy cuts from DJ Dubba Dutch resulting in a modern and unique hip-hop sound.