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Composing for flute: workshop and studio recording

OCA Music students are invited to take part in a project to create new works for the flute. The project will take place in multiple stages, encompassing an online workshop, a studio recording and, funding permitting, the opportunity to work with an ensemble.

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Solo flute quartet

In October I will be undertaking an exciting tour of new work for solo flute and electronics. The works have been created in collaboration with composers from the UK,  USA and Ireland, and each piece creates a unique sound environment with the flute placed at the centre.

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OCA Music: Flute recordings

As part of a developing collaboration with UCA’s music department, I visited the new recording studios at the Farnham campus on 27 March. I recorded some flute music by UCA composers as part of a film music project, and, in return, was given the opportunity to use the studio facilities to record solo flute works by OCA composers. Four students responded to the call for pieces.

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rarescale Summer School: Bursaries

OCASA has generously agreed to make two bursaries of £200 available for OCA students to attend the 2019 rarescale Summer School.

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OCA Music Web Chats

Join Music Programme Leader Carla Rees and fellow music students for a series of informal web chats from your own home.

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New music courses on the way!

I am happy to announce that two more music courses are currently being written. Both of the courses form level 5 options in preparation for a specialism for the body of work at level 6.

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OCA music team announcement

I am sorry to announce that Douglas Seville, passed away recently after a brief illness. Douglas joined the OCA as a music tutor in 1997.

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Review: New Music Collective

The New Music Collective met at Iklectik in London on 17 March, for a study day based on collaboration. A month before the event, the students were asked to work in pairs to produce new work to be presented on the day. Each student had to take part in the project both as a performer and composer, but they were able to choose how whether to write together or separately.

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Composition bursaries available

OCASA has generously agreed to fund a small number of bursaries to enable OCA students to attend this year’s rarescale Summer School at Harlaxton Manor.
The course is an intensive week of creative music making, composition and collaboration, under the guidance of composer Michael Oliva (professor of composition at the Royal College of Music in London) and Carla Rees, OCA’s music programme leader.

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Musical Collaboration: The Next meeting of the OCA’s New Music Collective

The New Music Collective will meet again on 17 March 2018 at Iklectik Art Lab, in London. Following on from our work on group composition, individual performance and improvisation, the theme of this meeting is collaboration

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