Adam Swayne (RNCM) - piano
Charles Dodge - Any resemblance is purely coincidental (1980) for tape and solo piano (8’04)
Roger Smalley - Sommeil de Rameau (2014-15) fixed media (15’20)
Pauline Oliveros - Bye Bye Butterfly (1965) fixed media (8’00)
This electroacoustic music concert will be hosted by Dr Manuella Blackburn in collaboration with Kenneth Baird, European Opera Centre, to focus on electroacoustic repertoire that engages with musical borrowing. The works in the programme directly borrow, reference and cite from the world of opera, namely compositions from Rameau, Puccini and Leoncavallo. Baird and Blackburn will introduce each work with a commentary providing insight into the original operatic context, borrowing behaviour, expression and significance. This concert and discussion aims to lay the foundation for further investigation and research into the fusing of electroacoustic music and opera.