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Canterbury Christ Church University Composition Inside the Machine

Inside the Machine Concert Part 4

On the 28th April 2016 I put on a concert which featured a mixture of some of my favourite open-scored, chance-based, and quasi-composed/quasi-improvised pieces to both celebrate and summarise the three years I spent studying my Bachelor of Music at Canterbury Christ Church University. The piece I’m going to discuss in this entry to the […]

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Call Outs Canterbury Christ Church University Composition PhD

Call for Trans and Non-Binary Individuals

Trigger Warning: Mentions of Transphobia, Mentions of Sexual Abuse (in score), J K Rowling Call Out for Non-Binary and Trans individuals Voices (volunteer) for PhD Score “Sticks and stones may break our bones, but your words will not divide us”. Timeline: October 2020 – February 2021 No previous experience necessary. Can remain anonymous if desired. […]

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Alistair Zaldua Automatronics Canterbury Christ Church University Canterbury Festival Lauren Redhead Reviews

Review #2 – Automatronic

Automatronic New Music for Organ and Electronics Part of the Canterbury Festival, held in the Anselm Chapel at Canterbury Christ Church University on Monday 22nd October 2018. Lauren Redhead (Organ) & Alistair Zaldua (Violins and Electronics) I must admit my bias before I move on. I have experienced a few Automatronic concerts in the last […]

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Canterbury Christ Church University Composition Inside the Machine

Inside the Machine Concert Part 3

What if? The Hansel & Gretel Tale On the 28th April 2016 I put on a concert which featured a mixture of some of my favourite open-scored, chance-based, and quasi-composed/quasi-improvised pieces to both celebrate and summarise the three years I spent studying my Bachelor of Music at Canterbury Christ Church University. Unlike the last two […]

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Canterbury Christ Church University Circuit-Bending Composition Masters Project

Masters Project: 6. Circuit-Bending Toys (Part 5)

Notation Experiments for Circuit-Bent Toys As I move onto my PhD it is high-time that I complete this series. After all, the Master’s Project is now complete. It became clear in the middle of the project that I had bitten off more than I could chew regarding the installation. There was not enough time to […]

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Canterbury Christ Church University Circuit-Bending Creative Project Masters Project

Masters Project: 5.2. Circuit-Bending Toys (Part 4 and a 1/2)

Circuit-Bending Toys UPDATE This is a quick update to the Masters Project Series, which will now continue into my PhD as a reflection on what has happened in the first part of my postgraduate studies. However this is not truly a new post, but a notification that the documentary I had to create for my […]

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Canterbury Christ Church University Circuit-Bending Composition General Update Masters Project

Happy New Year (2018)

I’d thought I’d start this year off with a post about what fantastic things have happened in 2017, and what awaits me in 2018. 2017 We can all agree that 2017 was a turbulent year. However, with that being said, there a few things that are positive about the year: January saw the start of […]

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Canterbury Christ Church University Composition Experiments and Explorations Masters Project

Experiments and Explorations Part 2

Below is a link to the second entry in a series of blogs titled ‘Experiments and Explorations’ that I write for Canterbury Christ Church University School of Music and Performing Arts: When I last posted a few months ago, I provided you with more of a general overview of how I compose, and why. In […]

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Canterbury Christ Church University Composition Inside the Machine Masters Project

Inside the Machine Concert Part 2

A Throne of Games On the 28th April 2016 I put on a concert which featured a mixture of some of my favourite open-scored, chance-based, and quasi-composed/quasi-improvised pieces to both celebrate and summarise the three years I spent studying my Bachelor of Music at Canterbury Christ Church University. The second entry in this series focuses […]

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Canterbury Christ Church University Composition Experiments and Explorations

Experiments and Explorations

Below is a link to a blog titled ‘Experiments and Explorations’ that I write for Canterbury Christ Church University School of Music and Performing Arts: The proper thing to do, I suppose, is for me to introduce myself. My name is Jason Hodgson. I’m an experimental composer currently studying Master of Music (MMus) at Canterbury […]