Collaborative Research Residency Programme

The Collaborative Research Residency Programme, launched by ICCaT in 2017, brings world renowned composers, electronic music researchers, performers, and music-centric programmers to the University of Liverpool to launch various types of projects with students and staff. Each residency involves mutiple points of contact across the year and then culminates in a public event at the annual Musical Futures Festival of New Music.

Collaborative Residencies

2023-2026 Ensemble Research Residency "Riot" is not a single thing or organisation with any narrow or focused interest. In fact, the group has specifically been built to highlight the eclectic nature of what's being made in the contemporary world today. What is consistent throughout the group is an incredibly high level of musicianship (on par with the top European ensembles) and a commitment to the work created. We rehearse deeply, invest fully in collaborations, and passionately advocate for all the work we put on stage.

2018 Composer in Residence Composer, sound artist, perfomer and researcher at IRCAM, Gilbert Nouno lives and works in Paris. He received the Rome Prize Fellowship from the Académie de France à Rome Villa Médicis in 2011 and the Kyoto Villa Kujoyama Fellowship in 2007. His music draws inspiration from visual and digital art and design, spanning notated and improvised forms. Gilbert Nouno is professor of music composition at the Royal College of Music in London, and DAAD invited professor for sonic arts in Detmold-Germany for 2016-17. He teaches live electronics and computer musics design at IRCAM and at Goldsmiths University in London where he is currently Visiting Research Fellow and was invited as a sound and composition lecturer at the 2014 International Summer Course for New Music in Darmstadt.

2018 Ensemble in Residence Pixels Ensemble is a collective of established chamber music players with a shared passion for performing the finest repertoire, from the classical period to the present day. Vastly experienced and versatile, the group appears in a wide range of combinations and line-ups, lending itself to innovative programming and enabling huge variety within individual concerts. They will be working with postgraduate composers on a concert of works for the 2018 Open Circuit Festival of New Music at the University of Liverpool.