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Studying at University: Southampton Music Department Year 12 Day 2020 Event

Music students
11:00 - 14:00
9 March 2020
Building 67 / Room 1001, University of Southampton, University Road, Highfield, Southampton SO17 1BJ

For more information regarding this event, please email Ben Oliver at .

Event details

The Music Department at the University of Southampton are delighted to be hosting their second annual event for Year 12 students. The activities will give sixth form students the chance to visit us and experience something of what it might be like to study music at University, including a taster session with Southampton Head of Music Ben Oliver, a complimentary lunch and the chance to attend our lunchtime concert in Turner Sims Concert Hall featuring New York based contemporary music ensemble load-bang.


11:00 Welcome and Introduction to Studying Music at University

Followed by

Taster Session: Organising the Unexpected: Form & Listening Expectations in Songwriting

Dr Ben Oliver, Head of Music

12.00 Tour of Music Facilities, lead by current Music undergraduates

12.30 Lunch - buffet provided

13:00 Concert: loadbang



New York City-based new music chamber group loadbang is building a new kind of music for mixed ensemble of trumpet, trombone, bass clarinet, and baritone voice. Since their founding in 2008, they have been praised as ‘cultivated’ by The New Yorker, ‘an extra-cool new music group’ and ‘exhilarating’ by the Baltimore Sun, ‘inventive’ by the New York Times and called a 'formidable new-music force' by TimeOutNY. Creating 'a sonic world unlike any other' (The Boston Musical Intelligencer), their unique lung-powered instrumentation has provoked diverse responses from composers, resulting in a repertoire comprising an inclusive picture of composition today.

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