School of Music and FineArt Lecturer in Music, Dr Claudia Molitor attended Colston Hall last weekend to help launch the first ever Bristol New Music Weekend during 21st-23 February.
Claudia’s sound commission ‘I dwell in sound and sound dwells in me’ was installed and a composition was given a world premiere by string quartet Quatuor Bozzini on Saturday, 22 February.
Bristol New Music Weekend 2014 was the inaugural event to celebrate and showcase new and experimental music on an international art arena as well as working to create opportunities for emerging regional artists, organised by Colston Hall, Arnolfini, Spike Island, St George’s Bristol and the University of Bristol.
Claudia Molitor’s sound installation was designed to take its audience on a journey through the building. The installation ran throughout the space of Colston Hall, starting in the entrance foyer, leading visitors up through the new and down among the old buildings towards the final installation of the old ticket hall. ‘I dwell in sound and sound dwells in me’ is a playful look at the uncertainties and hesitancies involved in the creative act. Both ‘Listening’ and ‘Seeing’ are explored, in an experience that takes upon the musical experience as a multi-sensory encounter.
Additionally, on Saturday, 22nd February, the string quartet Quatuor Bozzini performed a premiere of one of Claudia’s compositions at St Georges Bristol as part of its Bristol New Music residency at the University of Bristol.