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Michael Finnissy: Dialogues
On 17 November Professor Amanda Bayley was a guest speaker at the symposium at the University of Huddersfield, on the composer Michael Finnissy, celebrating the year of his seventieth birthday and his contribution to British musical life.
Amanda demonstrated her interactive, multimedia tool, ‘Evolution and Collaboration’ (designed with Michael Clarke, Huddersfield), and later presented her research: ‘On composer-performer collaboration: Finnissy’s Second and Third String Quartets’.
Establishing Transcultural New Music – Bridging a Gap or Reinventing Exoticism?
From 24-27 November, Professor Amanda Bayley joined lively debates with international composers, performers and scholars of Iranian, Iraqi, Syrian, Turkish, Brazilian, Indian, North American and German heritage.
Transcultural processes were discussed and presented in concert at the Plattform für transkulturelle neue musik in Bochum, Germany. Amanda’s presentation was on ‘Ethnographies of intercultural music-making’.