Organised by the Centre for Practice Based Research in the Arts, this series of lectures aims to blur the boundaries between the formal lecture and artistic performance, offering both creative practitioners and academics the opportunity to experiment with new ways of presenting their ideas and their work. All events are free. Please see the gallery website for further information on each event.
ijereja is a transliteration of the Mycenean Greek word for ‘priestess’ in the Cretan-
Minoan script known as Linear B. The piece draws from disparate sources including Linear B text, Minoan art, modernist fakeries of Minoan art, cartographic
practices, fictional maps, Hörspiel drawn from the speech of Countess Geschwitz
in Alban Berg’s revision of Wedekind for the opera Lulu, and organ improvisation.
This piece is the development of a method of working, established in my entoptic
landscape works, which uses iterative composition and performance,
over-recording, and notation-asperformance to establish a set of materials
that can be used to create performances of different durations and content but
with the same musical identity. ijereja is interested in the interrogation of
the potentially liminal space between performance, voice, speech, language, text,
writing and notation. This performance lecture combines my interests and practices in composition, instrumental performance, graphic notation, and acousmatic sound.
This Performance Lecture is followed by another: Bryan Hawkins: 'Something of the.........' from 6 - 7pm.