AS I HAVE NOW MEMOYRE

Premiere screening of a film-opera by Nicholas Brown
 

Location: Cinema City - St Andrews Street | Norwich | NR2 4AD
Date: Wed 14 May 2014
Time: From 18:00

 

To sing is to make sounds that are decaying with a body that is terminally fading. Sound is like life itself: it is dying from the moment it is brought into being. We deploy our memories against our fading and relive our past experiences. But the mind is fickle. Past times are modified as they are recalled. And memories last only as long as those who carry them. They cannot be preserved.

 

As I Have Now Memoyre (2008) is an installation-performance by Nicholas Brown about singing and the passing of time. It was first performed in a sell-out event, The Meaning Between Us, at Kings Place, London in February 2009 (produced by Sound & Music), before touring to Riverside Studios, Hammersmith (Tête à Tête opera festival, 2009); UEA Norwich (Sonic Arts 58); and the Louise Blouin Foundation, Notting Hill. In 2012, Nicholas Brown produced and directed a film of the performance, which was shot in the UEA School of Music, with cinematography by Tom Maine.

As I Have Now Memoyre features vocalist Linda Hirst, whose career to date has included singing with The Who and Pink Floyd in the 1970s, co-founding Electric Phoenix in 1979 and working closely with composers such as Berio, Henze and Ligeti with the London Sinfonietta and Schoenberg Ensemble; and Natasha Lohan, a founder-member of the Irish new music group, Crash Ensemble, and composer/director of the musical element of Lizzi Kew-Ross’s site-specific music/dance piece, Without Warning, in the Old Vic Tunnels in February 2012.

 

For further details, including a synopsis, please visit the film's website: http://www.nicholasbrown.co.uk/memoyre 

This event is free to attend, but limited tickets are available. 


JAZZ IN THE GRAD BAR

Location: Graduate Bar, LCR - University of East Anglia
Date: Thurs 15 May 2014
Time: From 19:00

With performances by Vic Hobson and students from the School of Music.

Tickets: This is a public event and is free to attend.

CELEBRATORY CONCERT

Location: Amphitheatre (weather permitting)  
School of Music | University of East Anglia

Date: Fri 16 May 2014 
Time: From 15:00

Final year Music Performance Module students perform a variety of instrumental and vocal music including “Come, come along for a dance and a song”, an Ode on the Death of Henry Purcell by Jeremiah Clarke, and works by Vivaldi, Telemann, and Toch.

Organised by Alan Howard and Mai Kawabata.

Tickets: This is a public event and is free to attend.