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

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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.

 

 

 

 

30th May

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

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

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.

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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.

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.

OperaGold '18: Too Hot to Handel
7th June & 9th June. 7.30pm. 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

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.