Different Voices, Different Contexts

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  • Date and time: Tuesday 5 March 2024, 4pm to 6.30pm
  • Location: In-person and online
    Sally Baldwin Room D/003, Sally Baldwin Buildings, Campus West, University of York (Map)
  • Admission: Free admission

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Meeting ID: 974 1147 1887

Passcode: 030134

In this seminar I’ll explore how my career and practice has developed to write for multiple types of voices across a variety of genres and music-making contexts: including choral and operatic composition, music for young and amateur singers, and popular music production. I'll explore some of the musical and aesthetic challenges, as well as thinking about the ‘real-world’ issues of developing networks, reputations, etc. across multiple cultural communities.

Toby Young

Toby Young is an innovative and genre-defying composer and producer. His work is rooted in the theatricality of opera, the energy of electronic dance music and the emotion of film scores, and has been played around the world at venues ranging from the Royal Albert Hall to Glastonbury Festival.

His concert music has been commissioned by ensembles including the London Symphony Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Academy of Ancient Music, and Rambert Dance Company. He has also collaborated with artists such as the Rolling Stones, Duran Duran, Florence Welch, Kano, Snow Ghosts, MOKO, and Jacob Banks. 

Toby is the Music Supervisor of Punchdrunk, one of the world’s foremost immersive and site-specific theatre companies, for whom he has written soundtracks to a variety of TV and stage works including BAFTA-nominated productions for HBO and Sky Arts. He is a passionate advocate for social justice in the arts, and frequently works with marginalised communities to support and empower them through music.