YouTube Videos


Piers Hellawell: Driftwood on Sand

Click the above to see Friction play Driftwood on Sand in San Francisco. A live performance of the 2002 string quartet at SF's Center for New Music



Composition as Research

Click the above to view a short film by Stephen Coyle, written and presented by Piers Hellawell, about the relationship between composition and academic research.



Sound Judgement, Sound Systems

Click the above to view a short film by Stephen Coyle, written and presented by Piers Hellawell, about the modern role of techniques in composing



Seriously Popular Music

Click the above to view a short film by Stephen Coyle, written and presented by Piers Hellawell, about music and popularity in an age of Popular Music




Whose Past Is It Anyway?

Click the above to view a short film by Stephen Coyle, written and presented by Piers Hellawell, about how attitudes to the musical past have affected the composing culture at different times.




Victims of Style, and other stories

Click the above to view a short film by Stephen Coyle, written and presented by Piers Hellawell, about how an idea of 'style' in art helps us to find our way around what is unfamiliar.