Back to All Events

Oxford Rendezvous: Joanna Bailie

  • JdP Music Building, Oxford (map)

Rendezvous II: Translation
JdP Music Building
St Hilda's College, Oxford


Jonathan Packham SECRET ANIMALS (world premiere)
Peter Ablinger Voices and Piano (selection)
Joanna Bailie Trains
Joanna Bailie Artificial Environment No.8
Morton Feldman Durations 2

Deni Teo cello
Emmanuelle Fleurot piano
Nicholas Moroz electronics

Explore Ensemble soloists (Deni Teo: cello, Emmanuelle Fleurot: piano) present a selection of works for instrument with tape by Berlin-based British composer Joanna Bailie. Bailie’s music here explores the interplay between field recordings and live musicians, creating artificial environments within which listeners are invited to re-imagine how sound mediates our everyday world. Similarly concerned with the idea of translation is Peter Ablinger’s ongoing ‘Voices and Piano’ series. Ablinger transcribes recordings of famous figures for the piano according to different resolutions of pitch and rhythm, sometimes matching almost exactly, other times beguilingly dissimilar, to simultaneously reveal and extend our perceptions of speech sounds.

Part of the JdP Music Building's Liveness, Hybridity and Noise series; A new series of talks, concerts and workshops convened by Professor Martyn Harry focusing on experimentalism and contemporary classical music, with most events live-streamed by the JdP. Three times a term invited composers will give lectures at the JdP, St Hilda’s College on a range of topics pertaining to composition, creative collaboration and live electronics that will provide the basis for a vibrant scholarly and interdisciplinary dialogue between composers, performers, academics and audiences.

Earlier Event: February 18
Principal Sound 2018
Later Event: September 30
Into the Vortex: Kings Place