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Newton Armstrong and Oliver Coates Hartley Residency Seminar

Photo Credit: Gaelle Beri
26 - 27 June 2017

For more information regarding this seminar, please email Matthew Shlomowitz at .

Event details

We are delighted that composer Dr Newton Armstrong (City, University of London) and cellist Oliver Coates will join us for the final Hartley Residency of the 2016-17 academic year.


Day 1: Monday 26 June 2017 (Room 6/1077)

11:00–12:30: Newton Armstrong presentation and discussion.

12:30–13:30: Oliver Coates presentation and discussion.


14:30–17:30: Oliver Coates workshops postgraduate student compositions.

Day 2: Tuesday 27 June 2017 (Room 6/1077)

10:00–13:00: Composition tutorials.


14:00–17:00: Oliver Coates workshops student compositions.


About the Guests

Dr Newton Armstrong is a composer, performer, and occasional builder of electronic musical instruments. Much of his music is situated across and between the areas of instrumental and electronic music, with focus directed towards the composed interactions between people, technologies, and their environments. His music has been featured at festivals such as Darmstadt, Festival d'Automne à Paris, Festival of Exiles (Berlin), What is Music? (Melbourne), Movement Research Festival (New York), Grønland Kammermusikkfestival (Oslo), Images Sonores (Liège), Ars Musica (Brussels), Unerhörte Musik (Berlin), and Music at Villa Romana (Florence). After completing a PhD at Princeton University (2001–6), he taught in the Music Department and Graduate Program in Electroacoustic Music at Dartmouth College, USA (2006–8). He is now a Senior Lecturer at City University London .

Oliver Coates is a cellist, composer and producer based in London. In the past year he has performed solo shows in China, Russia, Brazil, Egypt and Australia, and made his New York debut at Le Poisson Rouge. He was the winner of the Royal Philharmonic Society Young Artist Award and is an Artist in Residence at the Southbank Centre. He has released records on Prah Recordings and Slip, and collaborates with the London Contemporary Orchestra, Jonny Greenwood (on The Master and There Will Be Blood), Mica Levi (on Under the Skin) and the visual artist Lawrence Lek (on the award-winning video piece Unreal Estate). With Lek, he has recently presented the world premiere of a new work, QE3, at Glasgow International. His new LP, Upstepping, was released on Prah in May, and he programmed the Southbank Centre's DEEP∞MINIMALISM festival in June. In November 2016 his collaborative record, Remain Calm, with Mica Levi will be released on Slip.

Speaker information

Newton Armstrong, City, University of London. Senior Lecturer in Composition.

Oliver Coates, London-based musician. Cellist, composer and producer.

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