Orbit: Bangor New Music Ensemble

Sado Kim: Cheon-Zi (world premiere)
Harry Perry: 1977-084A (world premiere)
Thomas Whitcombe: qu’ logh’e’/Space is Fierce (world premiere)
Ellie Brooke: Trek (world premiere)
Blake Robinson: Enter the Vortex (world premiere)
Anastasia Zaponidou: 1,25 Light Seconds (world premiere)
Kelly-Marie Murphy:
Dark Energy (UK premiere )
Brooke Martin: Totality (world premiere)

New compositions by Music Students at the School of Music, Bangor University inspired by distant galaxies, also to include a piece by Murphy.

Artists & Composers

Kelly-Marie Murphy

Composer
Kelly-Marie Murphy

Composer

Kelly-Marie Murphy was born on a NATO base in Sardegna, Italy, and grew up on Canadian Armed Forces bases all across Canada.  She began her studies in composition at the University of Calgary with William Jordan and Allan Bell, and later received a Ph.D. in composition from the University of Leeds, England, where she studied with Philip Wilby.  After living and working for many years in the Washington D.C. area where she was designated "an alien of extraordinary ability" by the US Immigration and Naturalization Service, she is now based in Ottawa.

Sado Kim

Composer
Sado Kim

Composer

Born in South Korea, Sa-Do Kim studied church music, majored in conducting at Kwangshin University, taught by Professor Samuel Wook Byun. After he came back from his Master study in the UK, he has conducted numerous orchestras and chamber ensembles in Russia, Bulgaria, Ukraine, Italy, Ireland and South Korea. In 2014, he received an award by the Korean Minister of Education for recognition of his work in teaching of disadvantaged and disabled children. In 2017, he completed an M.Phil in composition from Trinity College Dublin and is currently pursuing his PhD in composition and conducting at Bangor University.

Bangor New Music Ensemble

Bangor New Music Ensemble

The Bangor New Music Ensemble was formed in 2011 with the mandate of performing music by 20th century and living composers while working closely with the Bangor Music Festival. As a flexible collective, it consists of varying instrumentation, and is run jointly by staff and postgraduate students at the School of Music. Successful performances were given of student pieces under the theme of Architecture at the 2018 Festival.

Ellie Brooke

Composer
Ellie Brooke

Composer

I’m a native of the USA, from a small town called Lancaster in Pennsylvania. I came to North Wales in 2015 after bouncing around PA and NYC and realizing I needed a little more direction and adventure in my life. Here I was able to hike the mountains, swim in the sea, meet other artists, and finish my degree. I completed my BMus in 2017 and am now pursuing a MMus in Film composition because I like making collaborative art.

Brooke Martin

Composer
Brooke Martin

Composer

Brooke Martin (b.1993) is from Georgia, USA and holds degrees in Music Theory and Music Performance, horn.  She is currently studying for her Masters in Musicology at Bangor University.  Her compositions often explore the interplay between mathematics and nature.

Harry Perry

Composer
Harry Perry

Composer

Harry Perry is an eclectic British composer working in all audible mediums. His acoustic ensemble music has been selected for workshops by BBC NOW, Ensemble Cymru and the Allegri String Quartet; his electroacoustic works has been diffused by ElectroacousticWALES and his popular work (both solo as rryrry and in collaboration) has received continued support and regular airplay by Tom Robinson on BBC 6 Music. Harry's work largely focuses on the interoperability of cultural practice and attempts to redefine our long held concepts of genre, culture and artistic purpose. He is currently reading for a PhD in Composition at Bangor University.

Blake Robinson

Composer
Blake Robinson

Composer

Blake was born in Duston, Northampton before studying in Bangor last September. A Tuba player, singer and pianist, he has performed in many award-winning youth ensembles in Northamptonshire’s music and performing arts trust (NMPAT). He took interest in composing at an early age, and later submitted his choral and orchestral works alike for contests and dedications. Mentored and inspired by Northamptonshire’s finest composers such as Kaye Tompkins, Benjamin Till and Alga Mau, he is thrilled to debut and conduct today his piece for the Bangor Music Festival 2018.

Thomas Whitcombe

Composer
Thomas Whitcombe

Composer

Thomas Whitcombe is a composer, singer and percussionist from the South Wales Valleys. He is in his second year of studying music in Bangor University, and conducts the North Wales Clarinet Choir in his spare time. He has sung in various choirs, and he has played drum kit in bands from the age of thirteen. Thomas’ compositional influences range far and wide, from choral music to folk tunes to rock and heavy metal.

Thomas has had two premieres since moving to Bangor; The Elven Overture (by the Bangor University Music Society Orchestra), and Snowscape (by the North Wales Clarinet Choir).

Anastasia Zaponidou

Composer
Anastasia Zaponidou

Composer

Anastasia Zaponidou has had composition lessons with Greek composer Lina Tonia and Guto Pryderi Puw, Welsh composer and lecturer of composition in Bangor University, whilst currently she is studying composition with Welsh composer Pwyll ap Sion. Anastasia is currently in her second year in Bangor University, studying composition and performance. She has participated in the BBC NOW composer seminar in 2017, and has been awarded fifth place in the 'North College of Thessaloniki Choral Composition Competition' in 2016, in Greece. Amongst other projects, she has currently been commissioned to write a work for the Clarinet Choir of North Wales, based in Anglesey.

3 February 2018
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Level 2, Pontio
Free