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PureGold 2018

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PureGold: our annual festival of eclectic, innovative and exciting work coming out of the Department of Music. Running across South East London and the Goldsmiths campus.

PUREGOLD REMASTERED

4th September

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Gus White and Thibaut Vandame: Final Degree Shows
4th September. 7.30pm. The Albany Theatre. Free for GoldPass holders, other tickets available here.

Growing up in a small village in Wiltshire, Gus White began his career as a choir boy, discovering his passion for music at an early age. He studied Sonic Arts at Queen’s University Belfast and Popular Music at Goldsmiths University of London. He has been greatly influenced by folk artists such as Joni Mitchell and Nick Drake, and by the countryside in which he grew up, contributing to his particularly english and melancholic sound.

 

 

 

5th September

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Amy Hollinrake and Party: Final Degree Shows
5th September. 7.30pm. The Albany Theatre. Free for GoldPass holders, other tickets available here.

Amy Hollinrake is a London based singer-songwriter specialising in traditional Appalachian folk music and jazz, and performs using both her voice and the Mountain Dulcimer. Inspired by feminist thought and folklore, her music weaves new ideas with old to present original and traditional material to modern audiences, by engaging with female voices preserved in traditional Appalachian balladry.

Fake Party are a trio with a sensitivity to underground/UK jazz. Their music is somewhere between Patrice Rushen, Vels Trio, Vulfpeck, Khruangbin, Homeshake, Robert Glasper and Bobby Caldwell, all with an honest English flavour.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6th September

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Monelise, Sydney Bull and Marianna Pluda: Final Degree Shows
6th September. 7.30pm. The Albany Theatre. Free for GoldPass holders, other tickets available here.

Monelise’s music has often been described as “mysterious”, “haunting” and “otherworldly”. Her songs blur the boundaries between acoustic and electronic instrumentation; hauntological longing and euphoria. A unique mix of influences (Kate Bush, David Lynch, trip hop, classical music) as well as her fascination with anything mystical, unsettling and “unknown”, results in an imitable sound where the sublime and the uncanny collide.

 

 

 

 

 

MAY-JUNE LINE UP

16th May

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The workshop will be run by Ruth Woodward, Goldsmiths BMus and MMus alum and former label manager of NX Records.

PureGold Presents: Business Lunch with Ruthie Woodward
16th May, 23rd May & 30th May. 1pm. RHB 268. Free.

The digital age presents many opportunities as well as challenges to artists, managers and labels and navigating this increasingly complex industry can be daunting. Business Lunch is an open workshop about engaging with the music industry; whether you’re planning an independent release, putting on an event, looking for funding, building your audience or have no idea where to start, bring your projects and questions to your peers and music industry professional, Ruth Woodward.

Open to all genres and styles of music and all levels of music industry knowledge; this is a chance to workshop your ideas and discuss how to take your next step, whatever that may be!

18th May

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Join us in the PureGold Lounge to kick off PureGold in style.

PureGold Lounge '18
18th May. 7.30pm. The Refectory. Free.

Join us for the launch of the annual festival of innovative and exciting work coming out of the Department of Music, live from The Refectory at Goldsmiths or online via YouTube!

Hosted by final year students Karyma and Rowan, this year's PureGold Lounge will feature live performances from Gaspar Narby, Mathilde Bataillé, Nathaniel Coke and more.

We'll also be premiering especially-commissioned videos of live sessions by Saint Torrente, Sona Koloyan, the Goldsmiths Sinfonia (playing Stravinsky's Tango), as well as a short documentary celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Goldsmiths Electronic Music Studios.

For a look at what's to come, check out last year's festival launch: PureGold Lounge on YouTube.

21st May

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The two student ensembles will perform pieces that they have been working on this term.

PureGold Presents: Goldsmiths Keyboard Collective & Contemporary Music Ensemble
21st May. 7.15pm. RHB 167. Free.

Goldsmiths Keyboard Collective and Contemporary Music Ensemble present a joint concert in RHB 167, directed by Andrew Zolinsky.

 

 

 

 

22nd May

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MA in Music Film Screenings
22nd May. 1pm-5pm. Curzon Goldsmiths. Free.

Masters degree students in the Music Department present their screenings of short films on a diverse array of topics including musicians and performances in the UK, China, Spain, Palestine, and Afghanistan. Screenings will be followed by a brief Q&A with the directors.

 

 

 

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2nd year performances will take place from 4pm-11pm on 22nd and 23rd May at the legendary Amersham Arms.

PureGold Presents: 2nd Year BMus Popular Music Performance Assessments
22nd - 23rd May. 4pm - 11pm. The Amersham Arms. Free.

New contexts: An evening of performances from second year BMus Popular Music Students at the Amersham Arms.

 

 

 

 

 

23 May

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We present final year jazz students on the BMus Music course.

PureGold Presents: BMus Music Degree Shows
23rd May. 6pm. RHB 167. Free.

Featuring:

6pm - Callum Haynes (bass)
with Jack Handyside (guitar), Elliot Thomas (tenor saxophone), Charlie Scarr (drums), percussionist TBC. Celebrating the inspiration of Jaco Pastorius, with Donna Lee, Cherokee, Heart of the Bass & own work.

7pm - Elliot Thomas (tenor saxophone)
with Jack Handyside (guitar), Nathaniel Coke (piano), Callum Haynes (bass), Charlie Scarr (drums). Celebrating the inspiration of Dexter Gordon, Sonny Rollins, John Coltrane and Michael Brecker.

8pm - Jack Handyside
with Nathaniel Coke (piano), Ewan Haines-Davies (bass), Louie North (drums). Original compositions, plus works by Jimmy Wyble, Benny Golson, John Coltrane, and Clifford Brown.

24th May

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We present final year vocal students on the BMus Music course.

PureGold Presents: BMus Music Degree Shows
24th May. 1pm. Deptford Town Hall. Free.

Featuring:

13.00 Catherine Chapman (soprano)
with Nico de Villiers (piano), Bonnie Callahan (trumpet). Songs by Langlais, Bach, Barber, Sturt, Haydn, Malotte, & Handel

14.00 Imogen Davey
with Nico de Villiers (piano). Songs by Purcell, Bizet, Barber, Schubert, Fauré & Britten

15.00 Gemma Longhurst
with Nico de Villiers (piano). Songs of faith and transcendence by Handel, Mozart, Richard Strauss, Hanby, and others, plus one of her own compositions

25th May

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We present final year performances from students on the BMus Music course.

PureGold Presents: BMus Music Degree Shows
25th May. 1pm. Deptford Town Hall Council Chamber. Free.

Featuring:

13.00 Jocelyne Cantius (soprano)
with Miles Lallement (piano). Songs by Bach, Schubert, Varèse, Messiaen, Massenet & Richard Strauss.

14.00 Henry O'Brien (countertenor)
with Miles Lallement (piano). Tracing the history of the male high voice, with songs by Purcell, Roe, Britten, Dowland, Dove, Bach, Hold.

15.00 Bonnie Callaghan (soprano)
with Miles Lallement (piano). Songs by Brahms, Gounod, Messiaen, Verdi, Mozart, Verdi, Sondheim, Puccini & Satie.

16.30 Kishan O'Leary (piano)
Works by Haydn, Schubert & Brahms.

29th May

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These public recitals will take place in the grand surroundings of the Deptford Town Hall Council Chamber. All are welcome to attend.

PureGold Presents: BMUs Music Degree Shows
29th May. 1pm. Deptford Town Hall Council Chamber. Free to all.

Featuring:

1pm- Ed Dingley (violin)
with Maiko Mori (piano). Prokofiev Cinq mélodies, Takemitsu Distance de fée, Franck Sonata I & II.

2pm - Cat Wilson (flute)
with Maiko Mori (piano). Anna Amalia von Prussia Sonata, Melanie Bonis Sonata.

3pm - Evie Hilyer (violin)
with Maiko Mori (piano).
Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre Sonata in d minor.
Lili Boulanger Deux morceaux: Nocturne / D’un matin de Printemps.
Missy Mazzoli Dissolve, O My Heart.

5pm - Nada Nontapaoraya (cello)
with Eleanor Meynell (piano). Casadesus Concerto in c minor (transcribed from Viola Concerto, after JC Bach), Fauré Elégie.

 

30th May

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We present final year performances from students on the BMus Music course.

PureGold Presents: BMus Music Degree Shows
30th May. 1pm. Deptford Town Hall Council Chamber. Free to all.

Featuring:

1pm - Hamish Brown (piano)
Schubert Impromptu Op.142 No.3.
Scriabin Preludes Op.11 (Nos. 4, 5, 12, 15, 16).
Fauré Nocturne Op.36 No.4.

2pm - Hanna Doherty (piano)
A journey through various pianistic landscapes:
John Cage In a landscape
John Adams China Gates
Graham Fitkin Fervent

3pm - Nathaniel Coke (piano)
An eclectic and creative exploration of short works by Rodrigo, Graham Fitkin and Laurence Crane. Part of this programme will address a growing contemporary creative practice of considered and integrated improvisations in performances of notated Classical works.

Nikolai Kapustin:  24 Preludes in Jazz Style, Op. 53, No. 3
Graham Fitkin:  Piano Piece Early 92 / Piano Piece Late 92
Joaquin Rodrigo: Sonada de Adios
Laurence Crane: Three Preludes (Nos. 6–8)
Alberto Ginastera: 12 American Preludes, Op. 12 (selection)
2. Sadness
3. Creole Dance

7pm - Mikhail Bozylev (piano)
A single work concludes the rich diversity of the day’s recitals: Prokofiev’s Piano Sonata No.8 in Bb major, Op. 84 (1944)—“a masterwork of the 20th century keyboard literature; it expands the sonata, not only in terms of structure but as a total concept; it is the equivalent of a large scale symphony for piano” (Barbara Nissman).

Will Lister, Kiara Prescod & Josh Heppinstall: Final Degree Shows
30th May. 7.30pm. The Albany Theatre. Free for GoldPass holders, other tickets available here.

31st May

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We present final year vocal students on the BMus Music course.

PureGold Presents: BMus Music Degree Shows
31st May. 1pm. Deptford Town Hall Council Chamber. Free to all.

Featuring:

1pm - Gareth Hugh Williams (voice)
with Miles Lallemant (piano)
Albert Ketelbey: In a Monastery Garden
Manning Sherwin: Nightingale in Berkley Square
Borodin/Wright/Forrest: And This Is My Beloved (Kismet)
Sondheim: Being Alive (Company),
Sondheim: Giants in the Sky (Into the Woods)
Sondheim: Losing My Mind (Follies)
Robat Arwyn: Anfonaf Angel
Scott Alan: I’m a Star

2pm - Ana Sofia da Silva Teixeira (voice)
with Miles Lallemant (piano)
Stravinsky: Pastorale
Pergolesi: Vidit suum (Stabat Mater)
Moore: Silver Aria (The Ballad of Baby Doe)
Debussy: Nuit d’etoiles
Amy Beach: Fairy Lullaby
Strauss: Laughing Song

3pm - Yuwei Ye (voice)
with Miles Lallemant (piano)
Mozart: Giunse alfin il momento Deh vieni, non tarder
Mozart: Un moto di gioia
Duke: I carry your heart
Mozart: An Chloe
Haydn: With verger clad (The Creation)
Handel: Semele
Tzu Huang: Homesickness


4pm - Emily Noon (voice)
with Miles Lallemant (piano)
Bizet: Habanera from Carmen
Debussy: Trois Chanson de Bilitis
Mozart: Parto, ma tu ben mio (La Clemenza di Tito)
Walton: I was a constant, faithful wife (The Bear)
Horowitz: Lady Macbeth – a scena

QRIAN, Nikolai Grigoriew & Evie Cordery Smith: Final Degree Shows
31st May. 7.30pm. The Albany Theatre. Free for GoldPass holders, other tickets available here.

1st June

Gaspar Narby, Sam Hostettler, Mathilde Bataille & Saint Torrente: Final Degree Shows
1st June. 7.30pm. The Albany Theatre. Free for GoldPass holders, other tickets available here.

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Cutting across disciplinary boundaries and across sectors, Diaspora Sounds will address current musical practices in diasporic communities in the UK, with a focus on Asian diasporas.

Diaspora Sounds
1st June. 9.30am - 6.30pm. RHB 167. Register for free here.

This symposium aims to explore emerging musical styles by new generations of musicians from different backgrounds in the UK. Building on the important scholarly work that focused on the Asian Underground and Bhangra between the 1980s and 2000s, we will explore innovative learning methods and creative projects reflecting changes in migration and resettlement patterns, musical taste, technology, representation and expression.

 

 

2nd June

The Morning Shift, Karyma Ellis & The Snides: Final Degree Shows
2nd June. 7.30pm. The Albany Theatre. Free for GoldPass holders, other tickets available here.

4th June

Rich Hunt & Laoise Fitzgerald: Final Degree Shows
4th June. 7.30pm. The Albany Theatre. Free for GoldPass holders, other tickets available here.

5th June

Jordan Garrett-Williams, Tancrede Rouff & Yukia Abe: Final Degree Shows
5th June. 7.30pm. The Albany Theatre. Free for GoldPass holders, other tickets available here.

6th June

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The artists-in-residence programme for Lili Suparli and Rudi Mukhram at Goldsmiths is sponsored by the Indonesian Embassy in London.

Sunda Sounds: An Evening of Gamelan Music & Dance
6th June. 7pm. Deptford Town Hall Council Chamber. Free.

We present Sunda Sounds, an evening of varied gamelan degung music and dance, featuring the artists-in-residence Lili Suparli and Rudi Mukhram, who are visiting Goldsmiths from Sunda, Indonesia. Led by the eminent artists-in-residence, the Goldsmiths Gamelan Group, directed by Barley Norton and Jasmine Hornabrook, will perform traditional and popular pieces on the Sundanese gamelan degung orchestra and an array of other instruments.

The concert will feature drumming by Lili Suparli, dance by Rudi Mukhram and new compositions by Goldsmiths composers Dan Ross and James Bulley.

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PostPop I features performances by MMus Popular Music and Creative Practice Students.

PostPop I
6th June. 7.00pm. RHB 167. Free.

An exciting night of performances by Masters Students from Popular Music and Creative Practice. Featuring:

Loz KeyStone
Monelise
Piotr Jaszczuk
Prima Queen
Thibaut Vandame
Valeria Pozzo
Vassilina
Yoji

 

HANNA, Will Charles, Laurie Debnam & Imogen Williams: Final Degree Shows
6th June. 7.30pm. The Albany Theatre. Free for GoldPass holders, other tickets available here.

7th June

Luke Jackson, Jess Ball & Sona Koloyan: Final Degree Shows
7th June. 7.30pm. The Albany Theatre. Free for GoldPass holders, other tickets available here.

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An evening of baroque music and opera scenes, written and produced by students.

OperaGold '18: Too Hot to Handel
7th June & 9th June. 7pm. Great Hall. Tickets on the door. Free for Goldsmiths Music students.

What if Tinder was real life? This tongue-in-cheek patchwork opera recreates Online Dating in the flesh - the pressure is on. Private messages are sung through Arias by a number of characters, including; the hopeless people-pleaser, the girl hung-up on her previous boyfriend, and more.

They're desperate, chatty, needy, strange -- and the hands of time are swiping left. Will they find love before time runs out?

 

8th June

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An evening concert from the Argentinian trio as part of our PureGold season.

PureGold Presents: Voyage to a Minuscule Planet
8th June. 7pm. RHB 167. Free to all.

Voyage to a Minuscule Planet (VMP) consists of Julian Barbieri (a current MMus Composition Student) on keyboards, Santiago Viale on bass guitar and Simon Beaulieu on drums. The band met at art college in Córdoba, studying both composition and musical education.

Since its formation in 2010 VMP has been presenting its musical concept in different areas of the Latin American scene, playing at famous venues such as the San Martín Theatre in Buenos Aires, the Zitarrosa Concert Hall in Montevideo, Uruguay, and Studio Theatre in Córdoba. Since February 2018 the band has been living in London.

Lou Terry, Nic Robillard/Maddie Jones, Charlie Loane & Lewis Murray: Final Degree Shows
8th June. 7.30pm. The Albany Theatre. Free for GoldPass holders, other tickets available here.

13th June

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PostPop II will feature more great performances by MMus Popular Music and Creative Practice Students.

PostPop II
13th June. 7.15pm. RHB 167. Free.

An exciting night of performances by Masters Students from Popular Music and Creative Practice. Featuring:

Glasxs (As Melisxs)
Javier Cobreros Ramirez
Lizzy Laurance
Marie Abou Khaled
Olandra
Passenger Casanova
Paul Reynolds

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Peter Sheppard Skærved has premiered over 300 works for violin alone, by composers from all of over the world. All of these have been the result of collaboration, often over decades.

 

PureGold Evening Concert: Peter Sheppard-Skærved
June 13th. 7.30pm. Deptford Town Hall Council Chamber. Free to all.

Peter Sheppard Skærved presents an evening celebrating the process of collaboration with works written for him by some of the composers with whom he works the closest. He will be joined by his wife, writer Malene Skærved , for some their shared work around her poetry.

Writer Malene Skærved teaches in the Media & Communications Department at Goldsmiths. She has written biographies if Marlene Dietrich and Hans Christian Andersen, and collaborates with a number of composers. Her ‘Christina’s Memory Garden’ was premiered in St Paul Minnesota this May, and her collaboration with Nigel Clarke ‘A Richer Dust’ was staged at the Strasbourg Conservatoire at the beginning of June.

Programme:

Sadie Harrison - Bhavad Khair Baqi!
Michael Hersch - ‘…in the snowy margins’
Jörg Widmann - Etudes
Roger Redgate - Capriccio
Judith Bingham - Leonardo’s Mirror
Gregory Rose - ‘The Dancing Fiddler’ (World Premiere)
Evis Sammoutis - Nicosia Etudes
Malene Skærved /Peter Sheppard Skærved – ‘Keep Going’
David Matthews – Three Chants
Nigel Clarke - Pernambuco