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Thursday, July 3 • 21:30 - 22:00
FIRE - Fire Engine

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“FIRE Engine” is an improvisational laptop performance for interactive iPads and Laptop by FIRE (all-Female Interface Research Ensemble). FIRE performs and produces multi-genre, improvisational works on laptops, informed by live-coding, gestural interfaces, and various DAWs.

FIRE is a laptop ensemble designed specifically as a research group for exploratory cognitive, stylistic, and interface research, through performance. FIRE is Norah Lorway, Edie Pearce and Brenna Cantwel, all postgraduate students at the University of Birmingham, studying electroacoustic/computer music, all active SuperCollider programmers, as well as members of BEAST (Birmingham Electroacoustic Sound Theatre).



Brenna Cantwell

Brenna Cantwell (b.1989) is an M.A. student in Electroacoustic Composition at the University of Birmingham, specializing in extended voice techniques and electronic composition for voice. Her current research explores 'liveness' in electronic music through interface-mediated performances that feature body movement as a means of translating virtual information in an expressively relevant way. Her professional pursuits include designing sound-based... Read More →

Edie Pearce

Edie Pearce (b. 1991) is a Master’s student at the University of Birmingham studying Electroacoustic Composition. She is an electroacoustic composer, and an avid SuperCollider programmer. She composes instrumental and electroacoustic music and also has works that combine the two along with visual elements and has had compositions work-shopped by the Edinburgh String Quartet. She has experience performing with many different instrumental... Read More →

Norah Lorway

Postdoctoral Fellow, University of British Columbia
Norah is a live coder, composer and computer music researcher who performs at Algoraves and other such events. She has a PhD in Computer Music from University of Birmingham, where she worked on music and software in SuperCollider and performed on the BEAST multichannel system. Since 2011, she has been a founding member of BEER, a live coding networked laptop ensemble based at the University. Currently she is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the... Read More →

Thursday July 3, 2014 21:30 - 22:00
Corsica Studios Elephant and Castle

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