The Contemporary Music Research Cluster (CMRC) at the University of York supports and promotes creativity in contemporary music of all kinds.
We are firmly committed to the idea of practice as research and our staff and students are all dedicated to the creation of new music through composition, improvisation and performance.
The cluster offers outstanding facilities and a supportive environment in which creative ideas can be realised and our staff have a wide range of experience and expertise. Research students from all parts of the world pursue projects independently or in collaboration with each other.
The CMRC hosts a packed schedule of seminars, performances and workshops every semester, with distinguished visiting artists and scholars.
Performance, subjectivity, and experimentation
A research partnership between the University of York and the Orpheus Institute, Ghent.
Off grid: the magic of microtones
Bringing together research into the use of microtones from compositional, performance and analytical perspectives.
Providing the finest quality sound to an audience is a challenge. Particularly if the audience doesn't stay in one place.
Music, analysis and culture
Exploring the ways in which composers create music that speaks of our contemporary world.