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Monday, 29 November 2010

The NEW WORKS FESTIVAL, a three-day new music festival organised by the University of Southampton's Music Department is due to start from the 5th-7th December.

The purpose of the New Works Festival is to raise the profile of the Music department at Southampton University by showcasing the talent of our staff and students. It will feature new music written by Michael Finnissy, Michael Zev Gordon and the Postgraduate PhD composers (

Performing are some of the country's most well respected new music specialists including many from within the department, for example: Michael Finnissy, Jane Chapman and Angela Space, and PhD student Justin Christensen's international ensemble Modelo62, who will be performing here as part of their nationwide tour.

As well as this there will be composition forums and open rehearsals, all of which are open to the general public.



Playing works by: Michael Zev Gordon, Lachenmann, Xenakis, Andrew Toovey, Chris Newman, George Holloway, Marios Joannou Elia; and Piano Duets by Judith Weir and Leo Grant

Dec 6th, 1pm: DARRAGH MORGAN AND MARY DULLEA (Violin and Piano)

Playing Works by: Michael Finnissy, Michael Zev Gordon, Philip Clarke, Claudia Molitor, Ophir Ilzetzki and Ignacio Brasa

Dec 6th, 8pm: MODELO 62 ENSEMBLE

Playing Works by: Michael Finnissy (World Premiere), James Tenney, Justin Christensen, Jee Soo Shin and Hossein Hadisi

Dec 7th, 1pm: HUW WATKINS TRIO

(Richard Watkins, Horn; Alexandra Wood, Violin; Huw Watkins, Piano)

Playing Works by: TBC

Dec 7th, 8pm: JANE CHAPMAN AND ANGELA SPACE (Harpsichord and Saxophone)

Playing Works by: TBC


Monday, 22 November 2010

Work Placements

Hello all.

It's that time of year again.
We are gearing up for our festival next year (to be held on the 4th of June).
And we need your help to make it a success!
Last year wouldn't have been possible if it wasn't for all the efforts of our Volunteers, and next year will be no different.
If you are interested in helping a local arts festival develop, gaining some great experience, and working as part of an enthusiastic team, please send us an e-mail and let's get talking.
We will be expanding the site next year, and need people to help in the roles listed below:

  • Arts Market Co-ordinator

  • Film Competition Artist Liaison Officer

  • Film Tent Artist Liaison Officer

  • Film Tent Stage Manager

  • Grant Writer

  • Head of Marketing

  • Interview Liaison

  • Main Stage Manager Roles

  • Marketing Liaison

  • Online Marketing Liaison

  • Second Stage Manager

  • Site Artist Liaison Officer

  • Site Manager

  • Spoken Word Stage Manager

  • TV and Radio Marketing Liaison

If you are interested, we would welcome an e-mail and a CV to info at

Best of luck,


Monday, 1 November 2010


Log Jam is back!

Time: Sunday, November 14 · 8:30pm - 11:30pm

Location: The Soul Cellar

Nothing has changed (except the venue) so expect the same shenanigans as before:

Live jamming sessions where you are encouraged to get up and join in! (or just sit back and take in the loveliness).

Pens and paper for you to sit and draw, doodle, fold, colour and scribble to your hearts content!

We will hopefully have some larger pieces on the go with a few illustrators around to get help you get collaborating!

Guitars, drums, keyboards, whistle, horns, a cat and all the other instruments for you to play with!

Come down and play.

and after the event find the music and pictures online ( or on the group.

Johnny Toaster are also working together with the Soul Cellar to create a new permanent exhibition space. Email work your to for your chance to be exhibited!