Brahim Kerkour: A Year as Composer in Residence
Thu 17th May 2012 - 10:44

Brahim Kerkour has now completed his tenure as Composer in Residence at Manchester Camerata. The project was part of the Embedded scheme run by Sound and Music, aimed at giving young composers experience of working with orchestras at a crucial time in their careers. Brahim talks about his year on the orchestral front line.

Brahim Kerkour is an Anglo-Moroccan composer currently based in London. His work explores the possibility of a musical expressivity based on the intersections of sound, movement, and space. Current research focuses on the sculpting of sound, the notion of instruments as resonating bodies, as well as relationships between memory and the perception of musical space, energy, and temporality.

During the 2011/12 Season, Brahim worked closely with the orchestra - involved in both off and on stage activities - and also composed a number of works for the ensemble, which were performed at concerts throughout the season.
Sound and Music        Sound and Music (SAM) is the national agency for the promotion of contemporary music and Sound Art. Embedded is SAM's new artist development programme.  

Supported by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, Embedded offers residencies for talented artists with a range of leading national creative organisations, encouraging serious engagement with their activity and providing significant scope for artistic exploration.

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