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Dark Inventions on BBC Radio 3, Friday 9th of May

Posted on 8 May 2014

Department-based ensemble Dark Inventions is to be featured on BBC Radio 3’s magazine programme In Tune on Friday 9 May in the run up to a concert in the Spring Festival of New Music on Saturday 10 May.

This concert – and others in Leeds, Manchester, Newcastle and Liverpool – is part of the group’s Firewheel tour, supported by Sound and Music and the Britten-Pears Foundation and featuring Philip Cashian’s new work Firewheel alongside music by award-winning composers with a York connection: Stef Conner, Patrick John Jones, Benjamin Gait and the group’s directors, Martin Scheuregger and Christopher Leedham. The chamber pieces are interwoven with traditional music sung by Stef Conner. The concert takes place at the National Centre for Early Music, Walmgate, York YO1 9TL and starts at 7.30pm. Tickets (£10; concessions £8; students £3) available online:

Dark Inventions is the brainchild of composer and conductor Christopher Leedham and composer and analyst Martin Scheuregger. The group focuses on combining music of different periods, curating projects that aim to entertain and inspire audiences whilst introducing some hidden gems from past and present repertoire.

Listen live online (the programme starts at 16:30):