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Upcoming events

Fri
29
May

(CANCELLED) York Music Education Conference 2020: Learner Voice

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

Fri
12
Jun

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

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

Previous events

(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.

Robert Hollingworth - choral conducting

Tuesday 3 March 2020

More information will be available in due course

Generating music in the raw audio domain

Monday 2 March 2020

Dr Sander Dieleman presents his research on the nature of realism in music generation.

Leon McCawley - piano masterclass

Thursday 27 February 2020

Leon will work with four music students in this session.

Persona - research project with Gazelle Twin and XR Stories

Posted on 5 March 2020

PERSONA is an R&D project which brings together three of Yorkshire’s most exciting small digital enterprises - York Mediale, Viridian FX and KMA - with one of the UK’s most vital contemporary voices in Electronic Music - Gazelle Twin and researchers Dr Jez Wells and Ben Eyes at the University of York, Music Department.

PERSONA is an R&D project which brings together three of Yorkshire’s most exciting small digital
enterprises - York Mediale, Viridian FX and KMA - with one of the UK’s most vital contemporary voices in
Electronic Music - Gazelle Twin and researchers Dr Jez Wells and Ben Eyes at the University of York, Music Department.

Through a series of intensive residencies GT will experiment and extend her work across film, FX, theatre, immersive and spatial sound.

The resulting live and digital output will be premiered at York Mediale (Oct 2020), before further live touring.
Beyond the groundbreaking live/digital artistic outputs, the collaboration will pose the following research
challenges and questions around:
● Narrative storytelling, digital identity & image making in live environments: how can mixed media and
immersive storytelling increase the reach and impact of performance?
● Possibilities of live ‘performance’ where the artist is not present: in line with UoY Athena Swan action
plan / and sector-wide initiatives like PRS Keychange, how can this R&D collaboration help address
gender inequality in performing arts/creative industries?
● Exploration of the role of spatial and immersive sound contemporary music performance, live and on
screen: in a fast evolving cultural landscape, how can immersive technologies be harnessed and by
a leading experimental performance artist to create innovative and viable products, services and
artistic concepts?