9th Annual Conference Second Keynote Speaker: Iris Garrelfs

The year at the 9th annual Music and/as Process conference, held at University of the Creative Arts (Farnham campus), we are very privileged to have two keynote speakers. We are delighted to introduce our second keynote speaker and interdisciplinary composer Iris Garrelfs.

Iris Garrelfs

Iris Garrelfs works on the cusp of music, art and technology across improvised performance, multi-channel installation and fixed media projects.  

Often using her voice as raw material, performance and compositions have been compared to artists such as Yoko Ono, Henri Chopin, Joan La Barbara, Meredith Monk and Arvo Part. Works have featured internationally, e.g Tate Britain, National Gallery, Onassis Cultural Centre Athens, Visiones Sonores Mexico, Gaudeamus Amsterdam, MC Gallery New York, Musikkens Hus Aalborg. Releases in include “Bedroom Symphonies” on Linear Obsessional and “Breathing Through Wires” on Pan Y Rosas Discos. 

Garrelfs convenes the MMus Sonic Arts at Goldsmiths, University of London, where she also co-heads the Sound Practice Research Unit. Elsewhere she is the commissioning editor of the online journal Reflections on Process in Sound.

Iris garrelfs Website

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9th Annual Conference First Keynote Speaker: Emmanuelle Waeckerlé

The year at the 9th annual Music and/as Process conference, held at University of the Creative Arts (Farnham campus), we are delighted to announce our keynote speaker and interdisciplinary composer Emmanuelle Waeckerlé.

Emmanuelle Waeckerlé

Emmanuelle Waeckerlé is a London based academic, artist, composer and improviser interested in the materiality and musicality of language. She is Reader in Fine Art and Relational Practices and director of bookRoom at UCA Farnham.

Her practice evolves across multiple interconnected work zones – conceptual writing, performance, new musical composition, artist-publishing. Her music and scores are distributed by Wandelweiser editions. Latest publications include A Direction Out There: Readwalking (with) Thoreau (MA BIBLIOTHÈQUE, Edition Wandelweiser, 2021) and Walking in air in Thornton Heath (CDLA 2021). She is involved in on-going collaborations with Will Montgomery (writer, sound artist, academic), N.O. Moore (improviser, guitarist, electronics), Petri Huurinainen (guitarist, improviser) and Harry Whalley (composer, academic).

Website, UCA profile , bookRoom (bookRoom is an experimental post-digital research and publishing platform within the School of fine Art and Photography at University for the Creative Arts in Farnham).