Gavin Wayte, Author at The Open College of the Arts
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Two aleatory compositions

Aleatory music is an umbrella term that seeks to cover a diverse range of experimental music in which compositional control is partially or totally given up by the composer.

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Psappha Online Concert Group Study Event

In December, students studying on the Foundations and Music Degree programmes at OCA came together to experience a live Youtube broadcast of contemporary music performed by the Manchester music group, Psappha. Due to Covid-19 restrictions the concert was performed without an audience present but was the third concert of their season to be broadcast online. […]

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Composition Competitions

December sees the latest awards ceremony for the Ivors Composer Awards, celebrating new works in jazz, classical and sound art by UK based composers which have had a UK première within the last year. The Ivors is one of the largest UK competitions with one of the widest application remits and as such attracts a […]

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A musical collaboration for World Oceans Day

I’ve just completed a short collaborative piece with Music Programme Leader Carla Rees in celebration of World Oceans Day, which occurs every year on June 8. Across the world there are close to 3000 events in 150 countries designed to celebrate and focus our attention onto the value of the world’s oceans and what we can do to conserve and protect them and allow them to flourish.

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Study visit review: OCA New Music Collective Study Day

In April, around 10 OCA students, with their instruments, converged on the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester for a music study day, to spend a day performing, creating, and well, who knew what else?

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Stylistic techniques music course

This Spring saw the launch of the Stylistic Techniques music course at the OCA. It’s a core unit designed for all music students and is intended to be approachable by post foundation course level students.

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