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UC School of Music Composition Workshop with Jeremy Mayall

Jeremy Mayall is a Composer/Producer/Performer originally from Hamilton and is extremely pleased to be the current Mozart Fellow at Otago University.

He regularly works in a range of musical genres as both composer and performer. Jeremy is interested in writing for odd combinations of sounds, particularly fusing pre-recorded sound with live performance, and has most recently been exploring the world of cross-genre hybridity. His Symphony No.1 for orchestra and turntables is the first orchestral symphony to feature turntablism as a part of its composition, and the piece has received numerous readings and performances by orchestras around NZ. Read more…

  • Date: Monday 28 September 2015, 03:30PM to 28 September 2015, 05:00PM
  • Location: Recital Room 205, UC School of Music, Ilam Campus

Sir Ivor Crewe: No longer a United Kingdom: the history and politics of Britain’s identity crisis

In May 2015 the general election revealed a country more divided about its national identity and destiny since the rise of Irish nationalism over a century earlier. Each of the four nations of the United Kingdom is dominated by a different party and the winners of the election, the Conservatives, have a significant presence only in England. They must resolve two existential crises, the prospect of an independent Scotland and the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union. By the next election in 2020 the ‘United Kingdom’ may be unrecognisable.
Sir Ivor Crewe discusses why one of history’s most successful political unions is under threat and what could be done to restore it. Read more…

  • Date: Friday 18 September 2015, 01:00PM to 18 September 2015, 02:00PM
  • Location: NZi3 Lecture Room, 69 Creyke Rd, Ilam Campus

Christchurch International: Bret de Thier’s Art Festival posters 1973/75

Bret de Thier’s posters for the Christchurch Arts Festivals of 1973 and ’75 represent a significant moment in the history and trajectory of New Zealand graphic design. As a recent graduate of the ‘Ilam’ School of Fine Arts, and an employee of the Bascands design studio, de Thier was given the opportunity to apply the formal language of the ‘Swiss International Style’ to a large scale cultural project supported by the city council. Timed to coincide with the current 2015 Christchurch Arts Festival, this exhibition reproduces ten of Bret’s posters at a much larger scale, creating an immersive interior poster wall in the gallery at the same time as the current festival posters are pasted up around the inner city. Read More…

  • Date: Tuesday 8 September 2015, 05:00PM to 3 October 2015, 04:00PM
  • Location: Ilam Campus Gallery, Block 2, School of Fine Arts, Ilam Campus