Seth Woods – 2013 Happenings

Over the Summer of 2013, Seth Woods was artist in residence at Centre Intermondes in La Rochelle, France where he worked with composers Aaron Einbond and Patricia Alessandrini on two new works for cello and electronics that are informed by his own research in choreography and physical processes. While in La Rochelle, Seth continued a collaboration with Taiwanese dancer I-Fang Lin and the contemporary dance company, SINE QUA NON, which is lead by dancers Jonathan Pranlas-Descours and Christophe Beranger. This collaboration unfolded into two beautiful and experimental performances that were presented in La Rochelle in August 2013.

Currently Seth is a visiting researcher in Montreal at McGill University’s CIRMMT/IDMIL Institutes working on the first phase of motion capture for his work on physical processes, as well as the first workshop phase of re-calibrating a series of digital prosthetic musical instruments* which will be used in his final PhD output.

*These instruments were originally designed by Ian Hattwick and Joseph Malloch (See: Instrumented Bodies)

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Pedro Alvarez’s Current Activities

Pedro_wordpressFinal year PhD candidate Pedro Alvarez is having a very busy artistic season with performances of his works across Europe.

Last April, ensemble Hand Werk from Cologne premiered his newest piece, ‘Two Surfaces’, at the Wittener Tage für neue Kammermusik in Germany, which was also broadcast by radio WDR3 and will be repeated in a concert at the Alte Schmiede gallery in Vienna next October.

His piece ‘Debris’ was premiered in Huddersfield by ELISION Ensemble last February and other pieces were performed in Barcelona by Ensemble CrossingLines (Spain) last March, and by Ensemble Interface (Germany) in Adria, Italy, last May.

Last year Alvarez’s music was performed in Switzerland by Ensemble Interface (Dampfzentrale Bern) and Klaasje Nieuwhof (Tanzhaus Zürich); in Germany by Bettina Berger and Anna D’Errico (OpenSpace Damrstadt); and Belgium by Spectra Ensemble (ISCM World Music Days in Ghent).