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Music events

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

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

Thu
20
Jan

Fela Kuti: Father of Afrobeat

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.

Wed
26
Jan

University of York Sound & Technology Network event

Part of our weekly Music Research Seminar series

Wed
2
Feb

PGR Session

Part of our weekly Music Research Seminar series

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.

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.

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

Recent events

Improvising Sabor: Cuban Dance Music in New York

Wednesday 1 December 2021

Part of our Music Research Seminars series

Experimental approaches to composition, production and performance: Gazelle Twin

Tuesday 30 November 2021

Experimental composer and performer, Elizabeth Bernholz (aka Gazelle Twin) will discuss her work; sharing thoughts on how and why she pursues an alternative approach to composition, production and performance, with a focus on specific projects, including her recent collaboration with Ben Eyes for the A/V project 'Absent Sitter', commissioned by York Mediale / XR Stories in 2020.

Bespoke synth: A beginner's intro

Monday 29 November 2021

Tom Smith. Sonic Pi and Orca: Beginner's intro.

Music Coding Collective, Autumn week nine

Friday 26 November 2021

Coding session 3: Review of coding this term (people can/should ask to look over particular sketches/topics, to look at bugs in their code, etc.), and pointing forward to future topics.

Bathtubs Over Broadway

Thursday 25 November 2021

When he started as a comedy writer for the Late Show with David Letterman, Steve Young had few interests outside of his day job. But while gathering material for a segment on the show, Steve stumbled onto a few vintage albums which would change his life.