RETUNE Festival: Queer Open Score! An interactive lecture-workshop of LGBTQ contemporary music

Free entry, no registration required

From Julius Eastman's Gay Guerilla (c.1979), to Pauline Oliveros's "deep listening" (1988) and Michael Finnissy's Molly-House (2004), the history of experimental music for flexible ensembles has historically been a site for radical queer aesthetics, both quiet and loud. This session will explore the kinships between community organisations like CoMA (Contemporary Music for All) and histories of queer experimental music-making, from the 1970s to the present day. The session will include an Oliveros sonic meditation led by professor of composition Jennifer Walshe, discussion led by composer Amy Bryce and musicologist George K. Haggett, and a workshop performance of Bryce's Storyteller (2021). Participation is optional but warmly encouraged; bring an instrument if you would like to join in!