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Elsa Jaeyoung Park wins ICMA 2018 Regional Award for Asia

We’re delighted to announce that BEAST Composer Elsa Jaeyoung Park has been awarded the ICMA 2018 Regional Award for Asia for her work Dysthymia at the 2018 International Computer Music Conference in Seoul, South Korea. The committee, which consisted of distinguished composers and scholars Choi Insook, Cort Lippe, Miriam Akkermann, Patrick Gunawan Hartono, Taehi Kim, and PerMagnus Lindborg noted that the work, which…

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BEAST FEaST 2018: featured artist Brona Martin

Brona Martin discusses her approach to composing and the inspiration that travelling has on her work. NightEscape will premiere at BEAST FEaST 2018 As an electroacoustic composer travelling has always inspired my compositions. There are many steps that we have to go through to get to our final destination: the satisfaction of closing my suitcase after the chaos of panic…

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London Jazz News Previews BEASTdome Pantry Session with Peter Evans and Sam Pluta Duo

Read what London Jazz News has to say about this special collaboration between BEASTdome Pantry Sessions, BEAST and Jazzlines. http://www.londonjazznews.com/2018/01/preview-peter-evans-sam-pluta-with.html The New York based duo of Peter Evans (trumpet) and Sam Pluta (electronics) bring their unique electroacoustic chamber music to the BEASTdome. The duo’s music bridges Evans’ efforts to explore new sonic worlds for a traditional acoustic instrument with Pluta’s…

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PhD researcher Nikki Sheth goes on residency in South Africa

‘Sonic Mmabolela’ is a 2-week residency for sound artists and composers with previous experience in the area of sound experimentation and sound recordings at Mmabolela Reserve, in the Limpopo province of South Africa, right at the border with Botswana. The residency is led by sound artists Francisco Lopez and Barbara Ellison. Over the two weeks at Mmabolela we discussed the…

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BEAST FEaST 2017 Call for Works/Talks/Installations

BEAST FEaST 2017: Figure | Landscape | Seascape | Sky ***** Deadlines Extended ***** Talks: 16 Sept 2016 @ 23:59 UTC+1 Music: 5 Sept 2016 @ 23:59 UTC+1 ********************************* Thursday 27 – Saturday 29 April 2017 The University of Birmingham, UK CALL FOR WORKS, TALKS, AND INSTALLATIONS BEAST invites you to three days of music, meeting, and ideas, along with featured guest artists Paula Matthusen,…

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BEER@CERN

We’re very pleased to report that the Birmingham Ensemble for Electroacoustic Research, BEAST’s resident laptop group, will be performing at the art@CMS Summer Vernissage at CERN on June 22nd. They’ll be presenting their ongoing Dark Matter project, which involves sonifying and visualising data from the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) experiment at the Large Hadron Collider, the world’s largest particle accelerator.

We’re hard at work…

2015/16 was a fantastic year for BEAST, with exciting events on the BEASTdome system, and our contributions to the first CrossCurrents Festival. BEAST FEaST was back and better than ever, with the return of Jonty Harrison, a fantastic new commission from Barry Truax, and the extreme and exciting music of Sergio Luque being just a few of the highlights. We’d…

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Join us!

From time to time people ask us about whether they can come and work with BEAST. Since we’re associated with the University of Birmingham, the answer may be yes, particularly if you’re interested in PhD and Masters study. We can offer: The chance to join a department which has been a leader in the field of electronic music for over three decades.…

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BEAST FEaST 2016 Call for Works/Talks

BEAST FEaST 2016 – Real/Unreal Thursday 28 – Saturday 30 April 2016 The University of Birmingham, UK CALL FOR WORKS / TALKS BEAST invites you to three days of music, meeting, and ideas. As part of this event, we invite submissions in the form of musical works and presentations. These may include anything to do with electronic music or related fields, but in particular we invite…

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Welcome!

Welcome to our new site! It’s been months in the making, with our wonderful designer Antony working closely with the BEAST team to bring these pages to life. We spent a lot of time talking to him about what BEAST is, and what it means to us and all of you. We felt the ideas of exploration, openness, innovation, and…

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