Corwin Chair Series Lecture: Composing with Short Sounds (Manuella Blackburn, Keele University)

Event Date: 

Friday, October 16, 2020 - 11:00am

Event Location: 

  • Virtual Event

Event Price: 

Admission is free
Open to all

Event Contact: 

Adriane Hill
Marketing and Communications Manager
UC Santa Barbara Department of Music
Manuella Blackburn
Composer Manuella Blackburn will present a lecture entitled “Composing with Short Sounds” as the first visiting artist of the 2020 Corwin Chair Series. The presentation will be held on Friday, October 16, 2020 at 11 am PST via Zoom.
Meeting ID: 841 2398 4807
Passcode: Corwin

About the Artist

Manuella Blackburn was born in London, and currently resides in Manchester, UK. She is an award-winning composer of electroacoustic music and specialises in acousmatic music creation and currently lectures within the Music Technology program at Keele University, UK. She has been composing for over 15 years and has created a wide range of electroacoustic music works for instruments and electronics, fixed media, sound installation work, and music for dance and for film. Her music is published on the Montreal-based label, Empreintes DIGITALes.  
Manuella’s research and academic writings focus on two primary research areas: compositional methodologies and digital sampling. She has published numerous journal articles, conference papers and book chapters on these topics and has given keynote addresses at the Musicological Society of Australia (Perth, 2018), NAMHE Music – Learning – Technologies conference, (Glasgow, 2013) and the Women Since 1900 Conference (Liverpool, 2013). Her guest editor work for Organised Sound journal in 2014 encouraged new thinking and literature on the topic of ‘The Sound of Cultures’ and a recent issue on borrowing, quotation, sampling and plundering (2019) confronts the challenges of borrowed audio within the field of electronic music. 
Manuella Blackburn