News and events

Latest news

York PhD student is a winner of Discovering Young Composers of Europe

Posted on Tuesday 14 May 2019

His new work will be performed by four different ensembles in four European cities and released on CD in 2020

Thomas Simaku at the 2019 World Music Days

Posted on Wednesday 8 May 2019

Performed by a Grammy Award-winning ensemble and broadcast live, the programme was transferred across Europe through European Broadcasting Union

Thomas Simaku – lectures in Palermo, York and London

Posted on Wednesday 10 April 2019

Thomas Simaku presented his music at the ‘Alessandro Scarlatti’ Conservatoire in Palermo on 3rd April 2019, which was attended by the composition students and members of staff, including Professor Daniele Ficola and the Chair of Composition Department Maestro Marco Betta.

Discovering Young Composers of Europe: York Postgraduate Composer a finalist

Posted on Monday 4 March 2019

Andreas Tsiartas, a PhD student in his 2nd year, is a finalist of DYCE competition (Discovering Young Composers of Europe).

Thomas Simaku selected for the ISCM World Music Days 2019

Posted on Thursday 17 January 2019

Thomas Simaku's work will be performed by a Grammy Award-winning ensemble, Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir.

Upcoming events

Previous events

Intransigent play: exploring Derek Bailey's practice through his practise

Wednesday 15 May 2019

In this seminar I will explore some aspects of the work of improvising guitarist Derek Bailey (1930-2005), drawing on his recorded output and his published writings as well as on unpublished manuscripts from his archive. I will explore Bailey's musical practice by looking at his "practise" in the straightforward sense familiar to all musicians: the material that he practised.

The language of Improvisation

Tuesday 14 May 2019

This workshop with Dominic Lash will explore some of the ideas of the American composer and multi-instrumentalist Anthony Braxton.

Performance class featuring third-year recitalists: String instrumentalists

Thursday 9 May 2019

Martin Suckling leads string instrumentalists performance

Voice Metamorphosis: How does travelling between languages and practices transform artistic voice?

Wednesday 8 May 2019

Component one of a two-part seminar. Merit Stephanos discusses her work.

Music, Temperament, and Emotion Induction

Wednesday 8 May 2019

Component two of a two-part seminar. Firat Altun discusses the emotional qualities of temperament systems.