Music | Seminar
Gates: A composition for improvisers using prime numbers

Date and Time

Wed 29 November 2017

4pm

Tickets

Admission Free

Venue

Room TB6 Teaching Block Stag Hill Campus

RESEARCH SEMINAR: Dr Bill Thompson

Gates was composed in 2001 in Austin Texas for a small group of professional improvisers. Since then it has been performed numerous times in the US and abroad, most recently on September 2nd in London when more than 25 performers took part in a 4 hour realisation.

In this talk Dr Bill Thompson discusses the basic premise of the piece, the use of prime numbers to derive timings, and Cage’s concept of interpenetration.