Jan 28, 2014
from 02:00 PM to 03:00 PM
|Where||2.00pm, Recital Room, Faculty of Music|
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Christopher Fox and Sarah Hawkins 1
Christopher Fox (born 1955 in York) is an English composer. He studied at the universities of Liverpool, Southampton and York, where his teachers included Hugh Wood and Jonathan Harvey. He received a PhD in composition from the University of York in 1984. From 1984 to 1994 he was a member of the composition staff at the Darmstadt New Music Summer School. He is currently Professor in Music at Brunel University, a post he took up in 2006. His music is widely performed, broadcast and recorded and he is also a prolific writer on music.
This session, and the follow-up on the 18th February, will be a project centred on writing music for people with hearing impairments, and will be co-led by Sarah Hawkins. Sarah is Director of Research in Speech and Music Science and a Fellow of the Acoustical Society of America. She has broad interests in how humans communicate using sound-based systems. Her particular specialism is in the acoustics and perception of speech. These interests have been extended to the study of musical interaction and performance, as well as speech.