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Nicholas Peters - Musician


Upcoming Performance:


NoiseFloor Festival 2012 - Concert 9 (INTIME) Friday 3rd May 2012


Nicholas will be performing two pieces using Ableton Live software at Staffordshire University's NoiseFloor Festival 2012 on Friday 4th May at 4:30p.m with INTIME (Coventry University Interrogations into Music Experimentation Research Group)


1. Alter Flux - a new collaboration between Ableton Live performers Daren Pickles (Course Director: Music Production for Online Industries/Senior Lecturer: Music Technology, Coventry University) and Nicholas Peters (Hourly Paid Part-Time Lecturer: Music Composition, Coventry University). Alter Flux will be peforming a new work entitled IOA23.


2. Zygmunt's Diary, a sound performance based on wartime diaries from the Soviet Gulag by Adrian Palka (Senior Lecturer: Performing Arts, Coventry University) and featuring the "Steel Cello".


4:30p.m, Concert 9 (INTIME) NoiseFloor Festival

Television Centre

Staffordshire University

Beaconside

Stafford




 

Recent Performances Have Included:


Alter Flux Concert Poster 29_03_12


IOA23 by Alter Flux (Daren Pickles and Nicholas Peters)

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Can by Dr Tom Williams


Alter Flux is a new collaboration between Ableton Live performers Daren Pickles (Course Director: Music Production for Online Industries/Senior Lecturer: Music Technology, Coventry University) and Nicholas Peters (Hourly Paid Part-Time Lecturer: Music Composition, Coventry University). Alter Flux will be peforming a new work entitled IOA23 (see below for more information about the piece).


The concert will also feature Can (an acousmatic composition) by Dr Tom Williams (Principal Lecturer: Music Composition/Course Director: BA Music Composition, Coventry University).


1:15p.m Thursday 29th March 2012

Room ET101

Ellen Terry Building

Jordan Well

Coventry University

CV1 5RW


£4/£2/Free to all Coventry University Performing Arts Staff and Students.


About IOA23 (by Daren Pickles)


IOA23 utilizes feedback to create a self-generating composition. Feedback dscribes the process of creating the audio input (and output) and the method of control, by which the piece achieves autopoiesis.


A microphone is placed in front of a speaker and the gain is pushed until a feedback loop occurs. The resultant signal is sampled and manipulated by two performers operating DSP applications. The signal is output to the speakers and resampled by the performers in a continuous loop.


The performers are able to shape the composition (to an extent) by either avoiding or reinforcing stimulus. The performers' 'criterion of stability' (the determinant in achieving homeostasis) is defined by two Heuristics: 1. Create a balance between postive and negative feedback. 2. Reinforce musically interesting elements. The former may be an automated process, the performers must undertake the latter.


The work is a negotiation between composer, technology, spectator and environment. It is also ephemeral; its outcomes are unpredictable and different each time. They are not however, indeterminate as the limitations of the equipment and the heuristic instructions create a 'class of goals'. The act of composition in this case occurs not only in defining the parameters of the system but also in the performers/composers 'riding the dynamics' to form the nature of the output.


Alter Flux Concert Poster 29_03_12





Nicholas will be perfoming in Re/Flect - Re/Fract a new live electro-acoustic work co-composed with Christopher Evans (timpani/percussion) at 1:15p.m on Wednesday 1st February 2012 as part of the Coventry University Lunchtime Concert Series:


1:15p.m Wednesday 1st February 2012

Room ET101

Ellen Terry Building

Jordan Well

Coventry University

CV1 5RW


£2/£4/Free to all Coventry University Performing Arts Staff and Students


Re/Flect - Re/Fract is the first compositional collaboration between the two composers, drawing on a variety of artistic influences and music performance practices. The work explores the semantic content of the title (with its various permutations) through the amalgamation of acoustic and electro-acoustic sound sources.


1st February 2012


 


 


Seeing Sounds... Hearing Colours


Nicholas will be performing on laptop and piano in The Transgression Quartet's first performance of 2012:


Seeing Sounds... Hearing Colours


12:30p.m Friday 27th January 2012

Room ET101

Ellen Terry Building

Jordan Well

Coventry University

CV1 5RW


Free Admission!


The Transgression Quartet was formed in August 2008 to play and perform experimental and improvised music. It is comprised of multi-instrumentalists Nicholas Peters, Jim Rothnie, Phil Rowland and Mark Summers. The ensemble enjoys a healthy collaboration with other like-minded musicians and artists, creating music that embraces non-traditional aesthetics of performance practice whilst maintaining an organic wholeness.


Seeing Sounds... Hearing Colours



 


Shoe Test


As part of a concert to commemorate Coventry's Peace and Reconciliation Month, Nicholas will be perfoming (on laptop) Zygmunt's Diary, a sound performance based on wartime diaries from the Soviet Gulag by Adrian Palka and featuring the "Steel Cello":


Shoe Test


7:30p.m Wednesday 16th November 2011

Ellen Terry Theatre

Coventry University

CV1 5RW


Shoe Test




 

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Last Updated: 4th May 2012