Wednesday 21 October 2020
Intimate online performances of a new work, resulting from a collaboration between Ben Eyes and Jez Wells in the Department of Music and others, are taking place this week as part of York Mediale.
Friday 16 October 2020
Thomas Simaku’s CD has been chosen among the ten best CDs of the year.
Thursday 8 October 2020
A new CD of chamber music by Thomas Simaku performed by internationally renowned musicians will be released on 6 November 2020.
Monday 28 September 2020
"The Crimson Bird and other orchestral works" has been released on the NMC label.
Thursday 20 August 2020
The Music Department is delighted to announce Evan Snoswell's (Computer Science) entry Ploonk as the inaugural winner of the Rebekah Wilson Prize for Interactive Music. The judging panel would also like to give honourable mention to Lynette Quek (Music) for the submission Laptop Functions.
Friday 7 August 2020
Developed in partnership with Scottish Ensemble and Scottish Dance Theatre, these bones, this flesh, this skin is a digital work for solo violin and solo dancer by University of York composer Martin Suckling, choreographer Joan Clevillé and cinematographer Genevieve Reeves.
Thursday 6 August 2020
Twenty is a new collection of piano pieces by some of the most promising musical voices working today.
Monday 3 August 2020
Following the reopening of the Department last week to postgraduate performers, this week it was the turn of MA Music Production to begin using the Department's recording studios for the first time since March.
Monday 3 August 2020
The 150th Touch Radio podcast is devoted to a binaural capture of Jez Wells' installation for the National Centre for Early Music created in collaboration with the visual artist Annabeth Robinson.
Friday 17 July 2020
This week the Vice-Chancellor of the University, Professor Charlie Jeffery, came to visit us as we welcomed some of our postgraduate students into the Department for the first time since March.
Friday 10 July 2020
Following the meeting of the University Senate on Tuesday 7 July, we are delighted to announce the following promotions, with effect from October 2020:
Thursday 25 June 2020
Jérôme Comte, a soloist of the Ensemble Intercontemporain in Paris, has worked with York composer Thomas Simaku on his latest composition.
Wednesday 24 June 2020
We are delighted that students who play with the University of York Baroque Ensemble are continuing to keep up their rehearsals during the lockdown via online means!
Friday 29 May 2020
We are delighted to announce that one of our Associate Lecturers, Dr Richard Powell, has been awarded a Vice-Chancellor’s Teaching Award from the University of York.
Monday 18 May 2020
Congratulations to Martin on his winning song cycle 'The Turning'.
Monday 18 May 2020
Federico Reuben has created a innovative work released on floppy disk.
Tuesday 7 April 2020
Two York-based academics are the team behind the UK’s entry in an artificial intelligence (AI) version of the Eurovision Song Contest.
Thursday 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.
Thursday 27 February 2020
For the third time in four years, a new work by Department of Music Senior Lecturer Martin Suckling has been shortlisted for the Scottish Awards for New Music.
Thursday 20 February 2020
Win a prize of £100 and the opportunity to meet composer, performer, and software entrepreneur Rebekah Wilson
Tuesday 18 February 2020
The York Music Education Conference 2020 will take place at the Department of Music from 29 -30 May 2020
Wednesday 29 January 2020
Stef Conner and Patrick Jones saw off nationwide competition to be two of six composers nominated for the scheme.
Wednesday 15 January 2020
"There’s little doubt that Thomas Simaku is a contemporary master. One hopes that his music will get ever wider exposure—for our sake as well as his."
Tuesday 14 January 2020
Kristl won the category for her project on decoding music with dyslexic students.