Music events

Listed below are all forthcoming music seminars and workshops. Alternatively you can view just:

For a list of forthcoming concerts, please see the York Concerts programme.

Recent 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improvising guitarist Derek Bailey (1930-2005), drawing on his recorded output and his published writings as well as on unpublished manuscripts from his archive.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.