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Sir John Cass Department of Art, Media and Design

pewter-live-competition Conleth Moran at the Pewter Live Competition

j.garavaglia-composition A sound installation by Alexander Wendt

inventionen08 Javier Garavaglia's composition selected at SMC08, Berlin


News and Events Archive: July - August 2008

JCAMD Jewellery students triumph at national Competition

Students for the Sir John Cass department of Art, Media and Design had fantastic success and array of prizes from this years Pewter Live competition.

Pewter Live is an annual design competition run by The Worshipful Company of Pewterers. Its aim is to revive interest in the use of pewter as the material of choice for domestic and interior products, jewellery and personal accessories. This year saw over 100 student submissions from across the Country. There were 6 short-listed entrants from the HND Jewellery and Silversmithing course at JCAMD. Of these 5 managed to get their pieces through to the judging stage and four claimed awards. These included awards for Architectural Fittings, Fashion, Decorative Arts and a prize for most imaginative design across the whole competition.

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July 7, 2008

JCAMD Academic’s sound installation at the LABAN

Alexander Wendt, a Lecturer on the Music Technology (Sound for Media) course at the Sir John Cass department of Art, Media and Design is exhibiting an innovative piece of sound work at the LABAN in Deptford on July 3rd. 108 Pieces Demolition, created by Wendt with artists Janek Schaefer, Douglas Benford and Jasper Leyland, is described as a multi-channel sound installation where architecture meets sound art.

108 Pieces Demolition
combines building-site and live performance set up and investigates concepts of demolition and construction while engaging audience and performer in interaction with physical and acoustic approaches to these concepts. The installation also offers a great opportunity to gain access to the LABAN, contemporary dance school designed by award-winning architects Herzog & de Meuron.

108 Pieces Demolition
is funded by PRS Foundation for new music and part of Live Connections 2008 can be seen on 3rd July at the Laban Centre Creekside, at 6.30pm. Entry is £8, £5 concessions.

July 3, 2008

JCAMD Course Leader’s Composition to be performed in Berlin

A composition by Javier Garavaglia, Course Leader for Music Technology (Sound for Media) at the Sir John Cass department of Art, Media and Design has been selected for performance at an international music event in Berlin. The piece, titled ‘Pathetique’ will be performed at SMC08, the fifth Sound and Music Computing Conference, which takes place between the 31st July and 3rd August this year. It is an electronic composition which will be performed using the Klangdom, a 20-channel ‘audio spatialization’ system at the Technische Universitat Berlin, which is designed to bathe the listeners in sound.

Sound and Music Computing (SMC) aims at promoting exchanges between European countries around topics related to sound and music computing, and to give them an international dimension. The Fifth SMC08, will be organised by the German Association of Electroacoustic Music (DEGEM ) in collaboration with the Audio Communication Group, Technische Universit├Ąt Berlin, Germany.

June 21, 2008

JCAMD Academic Wins Music Conference Award

Javier Garavaglia, the Course Leader for the BA Music Technology (Sound for Media) course at the Sir John Cass Department of Art, Media and Design has won an award for a paper he delivered at a the international CMMR/ NTSMB Conference 2008 (Computer Music Modelling and Retrieval/ Network for cross-scientific studies of music and meaning). The award for ‘Best Paper dealing with the conference theme (the genesis of meaning in sound and music)’ was presented to Javier by The Journal of Music and Meaning on May 20th at the Museum of Copenhagen as part of the three day event. Javier’s winning paper, entitled ‘What impact does technology have on music’s dramaturgy?’ will also be published with the conference papers.

JMM: The Journal of Music and Meaning is a multidisciplinary journal committed to the presentation and discussion of different approaches to the investigation of meaning in music. JMM is an on-line journal, available without subscription to any interested reader. JMM is peer-reviewed by referees drawn from a large international group of experts and is published semi-annually from the Institute of Philosophy, Education and the Study of Religions, University of Southern Denmark at Odense, Denmark with funding from the Danish Research Council for the Humanities.

June 21, 2008

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