Programme in detail

Wednesday 3 November 2010 - Friday 12 November 2010

New Music / New Media

Tod Machover composer and guest director

This year’s New Music / New Media composition course will experiment with new technology, in a multi-media electro-acoustic course led by composer Tod Machover, Professor of Music and Media at the MIT Media Lab, and including work with his revolutionary Hyperinstruments.

Instrumentalists will be led by a team of tutors experienced in experimental and extended techniques and improvisation.

Works created on the course will be showcased as part of Faster Than Sound at the end of the week, as will a new work by Machover commissioned by Aldeburgh Music.

Composers and instrumentalists may apply. Participants must cover their travel, accommodation and food costs (bursaries available).

Performance 12 November 2010, in the Britten Studio

Supported by The Leverhulme Trust

Faster Than Sound is generously supported by

Photo: Malcolm Watson


Britten–Pears Programme

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