Soundings 2014 – New Collaborations

28 – 31 October 2014 | Austrian Cultural Forum London

The Austrian Cultural Forum London’s contemporary music platform brings together composers from Austria and the UK for a week of events including concerts, talks, and open rehearsals. Now in its 11th year, the project will join forces with students at the Royal College of Music. This is a unique opportunity to gain insight into the world of new music and to compare and contrast the work being produced in both of these dynamic and creative countries.

Curated by Mary Dullea from the Fidelio Trio and moderated by Piers Hellawell, this year’s featured composers include Tom CoultJoanna Lee, and Rúaidhrí Mannion from the UK alongside Arturo Fuentes, Julia Purgina and Šimon Voseček from Austria. Concerts will take place on 30 October, 7pm at the ACF London and on Friday 31 October, 7.30pm at the Royal College of Music.


Thursday 30 October, 7pm | Austrian Cultural Forum

Friday 31 October, 7:30pm | Royal College of Music

Accompanying Events

Open Rehearsals
Tuesday 28 October, 4pm-5pm, ACF London
Wednesday 29 October, 10am-1pm & 2–5pm, Royal College of Music
Thursday 30 October, 3.30pm-6pm, ACF London
Friday 31 October, 2.30pm-6pm, Royal College of Music

Composer Discussion: Writing for Orchestras and Large Ensembles
Tuesday 28 October, 2pm-4pm, ACF London

Composer Presentations with Piers Hellawell
Thursday 30 & Friday 31 October, 10am-1pm, ACF London

Panel Discussion: ‘Communicating – with audiences’
Friday 31 October, 6.30pm-7.15pm, Royal College of Music
Svend Brown – Director of Music, Glasgow Life, Artistic Director, East Neuk Festival
William Mivall – Head of Composition Royal College of Music
Piers Hellawell – Professor of Composition at Queen’s University Belfast
Dr. Jonathan Gross – Research Associate, Sheffield Performer and Audience Research Centre (SPARC), University of Sheffield

Austrian Cultural Forum London
28 Rutland Gate
London SW7 1PQ
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