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Evan Snoswell awarded 2020 Rebekah Wilson Prize for Interactive Music

Posted on Thursday 20 August 2020

The Music Department is delighted to announce Evan Snoswell's (Computer Science) entry Ploonk as the inaugural winner of the Rebekah Wilson Prize for Interactive Music. The judging panel would also like to give honourable mention to Lynette Quek (Music) for the submission Laptop Functions.

these bones, this flesh, this skin: new interactive music and dance from lockdown

Posted on Friday 7 August 2020

Developed in partnership with Scottish Ensemble and Scottish Dance Theatre, these bones, this flesh, this skin is a digital work for solo violin and solo dancer by University of York composer Martin Suckling, choreographer Joan Clevillé and cinematographer Genevieve Reeves.

'Twenty': new piano music from lockdown

Posted on Thursday 6 August 2020

Twenty is a new collection of piano pieces by some of the most promising musical voices working today.

MA Music Production students return to studios

Posted on Monday 3 August 2020

Following the reopening of the Department last week to postgraduate performers, this week it was the turn of MA Music Production to begin using the Department's recording studios for the first time since March.

Latest Touch Radio podcast features Jez Wells' installation

Posted on Monday 3 August 2020

The 150th Touch Radio podcast is devoted to a binaural capture of Jez Wells' installation for the National Centre for Early Music created in collaboration with the visual artist Annabeth Robinson.

Upcoming events

Previous events

Virtual Showcase

Saturday 20 June 2020

We are thrilled to announce that we will be having our first-ever Virtual Showcase on Saturday 20 June at 19:00. The concert will be premiered live on Music at York's YouTube channel.

(CANCELLED) Opera and/as Activism (and call for proposals)

Friday 12 June 2020

We regret that this event will no longer be going ahead.

(CANCELLED) York Music Education Conference 2020: Learner Voice

Friday 29 May 2020

We regret that this event will no longer be going ahead.

(CANCELLED) 1st Queer Forum of the LGBTQ+ Music Study Group

Friday 3 April 2020

We regret that this event will no longer be going ahead.

Compromised Solidarity: Joy Simpson Breaks the Cultural Boycott of Apartheid South Africa

Wednesday 4 March 2020

Juliana Pistorius will present a critical account of the gendered discourses of transgression, collusion, and demise inscribed into the relationship between Western art music and political protest.