The Thursday Club is an open forum discussion group for anyone interested in the theories and practices of cross-disciplinarity, interactivity, technologies and philosophies of the state-of-the-art in today’s (and tomorrow’s) cultural landscape(s).
Music
13 May 2014 - Special Event - Sonic Pattern and the Textility of Code -

13 May 2014 – Special Event – Sonic Pattern and the Textility of Code -

BOOK THE EVENT HERE An event that brings together diverse viewpoints on weaving, knitting, live coding, dyadic mathematics, generative music and digital making, in order to see how patterned sound and threads allow us to both sense the abstract and conceptualise the tactile. We will look for a rich view of technology as a meeting...
6 December 2012 - Sounding the Archive

6 December 2012 – Sounding the Archive

Sounding the Archive Archiving, Documenting and Curating sound. James Bulley (Composer, Curator) Kathrine Sandys (Sound Artist, Curator) Fiorenzo Settimio Palermo (Hugh Davies Archivist, Edison Fellow at British Library) A talk exploring the contemporary landscape of archiving, documentation and the curation of sound works. The presentation will feature materials from the Hugh Davies archive at the...

29 March 2012 – Phenomenology as a method of enquiry

The presentation of two research papers will be followed by an open discussion. The third in a series of seminars convened by Mafalda Dâmaso for the Thursday Club and the Graduate School. Emergent Practice aims to serve as a chance for doctoral students to discuss their work with their peers in an informal setting. Claude...
9 February 2012 - Cross-Wired: Sonified Generative Environments

9 February 2012 – Cross-Wired: Sonified Generative Environments

_ Paul will talk about the aesthetics, techniques and philosophies behind his visual music performance works as well as an overview of the research interests that lay at the core of Dataisnature.com Biography Paul Prudence is a audio-visual performer and installation artist working with computational, algorithmic and generative environments. His work, which had been shown...
24 March 2011 - Ollie Bown and Sam Britton Icarus generative music making

24 March 2011 – Ollie Bown and Sam Britton Icarus generative music making

                      Icarus is the experimental music duo of Ollie Bown and Sam Britton. In 2010 they performed in absentia at the North Sea Jazz Festival with trumpeter Tom Arthurs and bass clarinetist Lothar Ohlmeier, using interactive and generative software to do the work for them....
10 March 2011 - Variable 4: A dynamical composition for weather systems James Bulley and Daniel Jones

10 March 2011 – Variable 4: A dynamical composition for weather systems James Bulley and Daniel Jones

                    Variable 4 transforms weather patterns into a living musical composition with the same unpredictability as the elements themselves. Using meteorological sensors connected to a custom software environment developed by the artists, the wild weather conditions of the Kent coastland act as composer, navigating through a...
3 February 2011 - Julie Freeman and Denis Roche on art/science collaborations

3 February 2011 – Julie Freeman and Denis Roche on art/science collaborations

                Julie Freeman and Denis Roche on art/science collaborations chaired by Janis Jefferies Julie Freeman’s work explores transforming complex processes into sound compositions, objects and visualisations. Her work spans visual, audio and digital art forms and explores the relationship between science, nature and how humans interact with it....