Composing for voices (with Toby Young)

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  • Date and time: Tuesday 5 March 2024, 2pm to 3.30pm
  • Location: Sally Baldwin Room D/003
  • Admission: Free admission

Event details

Toby Young and Stef Conner deep dive into the special joys and many challenges of composing for voices, with an in-depth look at some works in progress by York composers.

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.