opensound: online composers' workshops

  • Workshop
  • Free event

Free online workshops open to all composers. 

Coming up

Composing for flute with Ruth Morley

Thu 19 May @ 6-7pm

In this opensound session, Ruth Morley explores the possibilities of writing for flute and demonstrates various contemporary flute techniques.

Ruth is a flute player, and educator. She divides her time mainly between performing with leading contemporary music group Red Note Ensemble, and working as lecturer in flute at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. She also performs solo recitals, and enjoys playing chamber music in any kind of small ensemble.

Using live electronics with Alistair MacDonald

Thu 16 Jun @ 6-7pm

In this session we will look at some of the many possibilities that live electronics can add when composing for acoustic instruments and voices. We will discuss musical opportunities and technical approaches from amplification and simple audio playback to more complex live transformation.

Alistair MacDonald is a composer, performer and sound artist. His work is often collaborative, working with artists, dancers, musicians in diverse media using interactive digital technology. He directs the Electroacoustic Studios at the RCS and teaches modules in Sonic Arts and Interactive Composition.

Click book on the right hand side to register in advance for each session. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Past workshops

Composing for double-bass with Luke Styles
Thu 20 January 

Composing for trumpet (including microtonal trumpet) with Stephen Altoft
Thu 3 February 

PRS for composers with Daniel Lewis       
Thu 3 March 

Composing for organ with Kevin Bowyer
Thu 24 March