CIME 2020 Concerts

The annual General Assembly of the International Confederation of Electroacoustic Music will take place this week, Friday and Saturday September 25th and 26th, as part of which there will be concerts live-streamed each day at 6pm BST from the CIME website:

We are very pleased to announce that Dimitris Savva and Alex Bailey have been selected to represent BEAN/UK in the concert on Friday September 25th, with the following works:

Dimitris Savva – Echo the nymph of reflection (2020) [9:30]
Alex Bailey – Defective (2017) [7:07]

BEAN in Havana

The XIVth International Festival of Electroacoustic and Electronic Music in Havana, Cuba, will feature a short programme of works selected by BEAN.

Works by Jacek Laaser, Chris Bevan, and Nikos Stavropolous will feature in a concert on Thursday March 12th 2020.

Thursday March 12th 2020, , 3:30 pm, Sala Manuel Galich
Concierto de electroacústica British ElectroAcoustic Network:
Nikos Stavropoulos:  Claustro (for Huw Mcgregor)
Jacek Laaser: Teraz
Chris Bevan: Residual Motion
Homenaje a Juan Blanco: Neil Leonard (Estados Unidos), Vivian Adelberg Rudow (Estados Unidos), René Rodríguez, (Cuba) y Rezak (Cuba).


Holland and Rossiter represent UK

We are very pleased to announce that David Holland and Louise Rossiter were selected to represent BEAN/UK at the latest CIME annual general meeting. The meeting, hosted in Krakow by Marek Chołoniewski, featured concerts and talks from members around the world, and was an excellent opportunity to show some of the most exciting works produced in the UK over the past 12 months. Louise Rossiter’s piece – Homo Machina – was subsequently published on the CIME DVD, showcasing works selected by member organisations.

Here is a nice photo of Louise Rossiter performing during the event:


EMAS 40th celebration

Over the weekend, almost one hundred people registered to attend our EMAS 40th anniversary celebrations, which featured music from many of the UK’s finest composers and discussions from many well known figures in the field. A few initial photographs are included below, but a full set shall follow in due course:

Manuella Blackburn performed at FeBeME-BeFEM

Following our recent ‘call for works’, we are delighted to announce that Manuella Blackburn’s ‘Snap Happy’ was performed in Belgium, at the FeBeME-BeFEM, 12th – 14th Oct. Manuella’s piece was the British ElectroAcoustic Network selection for the concerts drawn from CIME member organisations, as can be seen: here.

We look forward to more activities with our CIME colleagues in the future. Blackburn

Viel submitted for XXIIth International Conference on Electroacoustic Music, CCEC

Following the recent CIME call for works, at which Ambrose Seddon’s Traces of Play was put forward, BEAN have received news that the Universidad Nacional de Córdoba y el CCEC (Centro Cultural España Córdoba) are organizing the XXIIth International Conference on Electroacoustic Music – Virginie Viel’s La Dame Blanches has been proposed; this submission from DMU was rated second by the international jury, and is a suitable length for the call. More information to follow in due course…

Seddon selected for CIME

Thank you ever so much to everyone who sent submissions to the recent call for works. Three international reviewers kindly gave up their time to consider submissions (Elizabeth Anderson, Felipe Otondo, and Laurie Radford) and we are delighted to announce that Ambrose Seddon’s ‘Traces of Play’ will represent the British ElectroAcoustic Network’s submission to the CIME AGM in Beijing 2018.
Each reviewer (quite independently) mentioned the extremely high level of work submitted, and all spoke of the difficulties in making a selection – it is therefore a pity that we are only able to present one piece this year.
Congratulations to Ambrose Seddon!