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Upcoming events

Tue
25
Jan

Going North: collaborations with composers and engineers

In this seminar, celebrated Brazilian-Canadian pianist Luciane Cardassi will perform live for the audience and talk about the different paths music collaboration have opened in her artistic journey.

Wed
26
Jan

University of York Sound & Technology Network event

Part of our weekly Music Research Seminar series

Fri
28
Jan

Music Coding Collective, Spring week three

Coding session 2: More JavaScript and p5.js (continuing from previous session)

Tue
1
Feb

Pulsation, Groove, and Grime

Composer Florence Anna Maunders presents a guided exploration of her recent work, which draws upon influences from the worlds of drum 'n' bass, contemporary jazz, Persian folk music and American minimalism.

Wed
2
Feb

PGR Session

Part of our weekly Music Research Seminar series

Fri
4
Feb

Music Coding Collective, Spring week 4

Ben Eyes. Installation with Arduino, plus RedNet digital audio networking

Fri
11
Feb

Music Coding Collective, Spring week 5

Adrián Barahona Ríos. Machine learning for procedural audio

Thu
17
Feb

Stonewall Uprising

The role of the June, 1969 Stonewall Riots - so named for the Greenwich Village gay hotel and bar, the Stonewall Inn, in front of which the riots occurred - in gay liberation and the foundation of gay rights in the United States is presented.

Fri
18
Feb

Music Coding Collective, Spring week 6

Kyle Worrall. Technical sound design in Unreal Engine, including syncing sound to animations

Fri
25
Feb

Music Coding Collective, Spring week 7

Coding session 3: JUCE for bridging audio and machine learning, part I

Fri
4
Mar

Music Coding Collective, Spring week 8

Jemily Rime: Quantum computer music

Fri
11
Mar

Music Coding Collective, Spring week nine

Philip Harrison: Research and high-performance computing for Arts & Humanities and Social Sciences

Thu
17
Mar

Delia Derbyshire: The Myths and the Legendary Tapes

Docudrama that explores the life and creative output of Coventry born-Delia Derbyshire – electronic musician, sound pioneer and female outsider in postwar Britain.

Fri
18
Mar

Music Coding Collective, Spring week 10

Coding session 4: JUCE for bridging audio and machine learning, part II

Thu
28
Apr

Wild Combination: A Portrait of Arthur Russell

A portrait, mostly chronological, of composer, cellist, and vocalist Arthur Russell (1951-1992). His parents, friends and colleagues such as Allen Ginsberg and Philip Glass, his long-time companion Tom Lee, and others provide commentary.

Wed
11
May
Thu
19
May

Forbidden Planet

The only non-documentary film this year: In this sci-fi classic, a spacecraft travels to the distant planet Altair IV to discover the fate of a group of scientists sent there decades earlier.

Wed
25
May

University of York Sound and Technology Network event

Part of our weekly Music Research Seminar series

Wed
1
Jun

PGR Session

Part of our weekly Music Research Seminar series

Sun
19
Jun

‘Cosmic Harmonies’: A Symposium Celebrating the Life, Science, Music, and Legacy of William Herschel (1738–1822)

Join us in this bicentennial year of Herschel's death to explore and celebrate his work.

Previous events

Music Coding Collective, Spring week two

Friday 21 January 2022

Coding session 1: Introduction to JavaScript and p5.js

Fela Kuti: Father of Afrobeat

Thursday 20 January 2022

In 1997, over one million people gathered in Lagos for the funeral of Fela Kuti, Africa’s biggest artist, who gave the world Afrobeat, yet was also a thorn in the side of Nigeria’s military regimes - a revolutionary who fought injustice with his music and a libertine who married 27 wives in one ceremony.

Songs at the Sacrifice: Text, Music and Meaning in the Late Medieval Mass

Wednesday 19 January 2022

Part of our weekly Music Research Seminar series

Talking with statues: language, memory and history in Hans Zender’s ‘composed interpretations’

Tuesday 18 January 2022

In 2010, Hans Zender commented on his creative reworkings of Schubert and Beethoven (among others): 'we always think that the past is past, but the past is not past, we can take it up again and send it in a different direction’. Can we? How? To what purpose? Join Dr Mark Hutchinson in this engaging seminar to find out.

Shzr Ee Tan (Royal Holloway) - Decolonising Music, Good Faith, (less)Safe Spaces and Brave Conversations

Wednesday 12 January 2022

Part of our weekly Music Research Seminar series