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Composing with Electronics, a free seminar

  • MUN School of Music Burtons Pond Road St. John's, NL, A1B Canada (map)

Composing with Electronics
a free seminar with composers Bekah Simms and Andrew Noseworthy

MUN School of Music
Room MU-2021 (Seminar Room)
9:00 - 10:15am
Admission is FREE

Presented as part of Sound Symposium's electronic music festival ONSOUND (October 17-20).



Andrew Noseworthy, composer, guitarist and arranger, creates a place for unheard voices within unlikely ensembles and underplayed instruments. His music addresses the struggles of accepting or rejecting 'locality' while drawing from experiences of isolation within his hometown of Labrador West, the tight-knit arts community of St John's, Newfoundland and the expansive scenes in New York City. Each facet of his work has grown out of close-collaborations between fellow new music advocates.

Composer Bekah Simms' varied output has been heralded as “nuanced and complex” (NOW Magazine) and “cacophonous, jarring, oppressive — and totally engrossing!” (CBC Music). Propelled equally by fascination and terror toward the universe, her work is often filtered through the personal lens of her anxiety. Foremost among her current compositional interests is quotation and the friction between recognizability and complete obfuscation.



Sound Symposium is at it again. ONSOUND is Sound Symposium's four-day electronic music festival taking place at venues around St. John's (October 17-20). You know the recipe -- artists from around the world join local musicians to create art unlike anything you've ever experienced. But the ingredients are different -- laptops, electronics, improv, tech, and tape.

In addition to DJ sets and improv sessions at Peter Easton and The Ship Pub, there will be a staged concert of contemporary-electronic-meets-classical music at MUN School of Music.

Half of the ONSOUND events are completely free. Our artists will be presenting seminars in composition, improv, electronics, and soundart. You'll also have the chance to learn Ableton Live from the master himself, Robert Lippok. Tell your friends.

Find the full schedule and artist information on

Earlier Event: October 17
ONSOUND Electronic Music Festival