Public Research Seminar: Dr Edmund Hunt: Twenty-first century music for a twelve-hundred-year-old voice: Text, Technology and (Un)translatability
Public Research Seminar Series
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Twenty-first century music for a twelve-hundred-year-old voice: Text, Technology and (Un)translatabilityPublic
Speaker: Dr Edmund Hunt - Royal birmingham Conservatoire
Why would a twenty-first century composer choose to place early medieval texts, written in languages that can no longer be understood by most people, at the centre of the composition process? This research seminar will focus on the ways in which compositional strategies including harmonic and rhythmic analysis, electroacoustic transformation, spatialisation, and instrumentation can facilitate practice-based approaches to working with early medieval poetry in contemporary music.
Edmund Hunt composes instrumental, vocal, and electroacoustic music. He is co-investigator / lead composer of an AHRC-funded project titled ‘Augmented Vocality: Recomposing the Sounds of Early Irish and Old Norse’. Edmund’s music has been broadcast on BBC Radio 3 and performed by ensembles including the LPO, Psappha, and CHROMA. Since 2018, Edmund has collaborated with choreographers (supported by the Cohan Collective and Sound and Music). He is a member of the Northern Composers Network, affiliated to University of York Music Press.