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Department of Music events

The Department of Music hosts public concerts, seminars and conferences throughout the academic year, presented by visiting international researchers, composers and performing musicians, alongside our talented students and staff.

Our vibrant concert series includes experimental new music and world music, chamber recitals and innovative work from our sound studios, reflecting the diversity of the department's research interests. Most of the concerts are free to attend and held in the newly refurbished Performance Space in the College Building.

Archived events

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  1. Oct 2019

    16

    Wednesday

    Lectures

    Public

    The Presentation of Realities: The use of field recordings from composition to the documentary with Dr Annie Mahtani (University of Birmingham)

  2. Oct 2019

    18

    Friday

    Concerts

    Public

    The pianists presents a programme of nocturnes: music inspired by the imagery of the night, including pieces by Debussy, Poulenc and Britten.

  3. Oct 2019

    22

    Tuesday

    Concerts

    Public

    Ian Pace performs Sam Hayden’s ambitious cycle for solo piano ‘Becomings (Das Werden) I-VII’ and Schumann’s ‘Davidsbündlertänze’.

  4. Oct 2019

    23

    Wednesday

    Lectures

    Public

    Music Appreciation and Pedagogy with Perforated Piano Rolls: (An)Notation, Synchronisation, Play with Dr Stephanie Probst

  5. Oct 2019

    29

    Tuesday

    Concerts

    Public

    The pianist presents Luc Ferrari’s rarely-performed masterpiece ‘36 Enfilades’ for piano and tape, a whirlwind tapestry of quotations in celebration of the 90th anniversary of the composer's birth.

  6. Oct 2019

    31

    Thursday

    3 days

    Conferences

    Public

    British Forum for Ethnomusicology and Société française d’ethnomusicologie Joint Autumn Conference 2019

  7. Nov 2019

    5

    Tuesday

    Concerts

    Public

    The Austin, Texas-based trio of virtuoso percussionists presents a programme exploring theatre and electronics, including work by Mauricio Pauly and Jessie Marino.

  8. Nov 2019

    8

    Friday

    Concerts

    Public

    A new, freely improvising trio formed of three dynamic musicians with highly original voices in London’s thriving improvised music scene.

  9. Nov 2019

    12

    Tuesday

    Concerts

    Public

    The egalitarian ensemble, guided by the principle that anyone can participate in music-making, presents experimental works by Annea Lockwood, Alwynne Pritchard and Amnon Wolman, alongside new work by City composers.

  10. Nov 2019

    13

    Wednesday

    Open days

    Public, Prospective Postgraduates

    Open Evenings are a fantastic opportunity to visit City, University of London to find out if it is the right choice for postgraduate study for you. Visit our Postgraduate Open Evening in November 2019.

  11. Nov 2019

    19

    Tuesday

    Concerts

    Public

    Sound artist and DJ Ain Bailey presents two multichannel electronic works, exploring notions of gender, the voice, place and material.

  12. Nov 2019

    22

    Friday

    Conferences

    Public

    Half day research symposium from Department of Music and Centre for Gender and Sexualities Research

  13. Nov 2019

    22

    Friday

    Concerts

    Public

    A lunchtime recital exploring responses to the piano by contemporary Japanese composers, and responses to the influence of Japan by Western composers, including music by Tōru Takemitsu, Oliver Knussen and Claude Debussy.

  14. Nov 2019

    26

    Tuesday

    Concerts

    Public

    The violinist presents a special recital to launch her new book, focussing on early twentieth century female violin virtuosos. The programme will include works by Vaughan-Williams, Paganini and Amy Beach.

  15. Nov 2019

    29

    Friday

    Conferences

    Public

    Current research in the Music of the Middle East and Central Asia - Taking place at Birkbeck College

  16. Dec 2019

    3

    Tuesday

    Concerts

    Public

    New works for piano and percussion, including London and world premieres by Olly Sellwood and Nick Moroz.

  17. Dec 2019

    4

    Wednesday

    Concerts

    Public

    City’s talented vocalists perform a vibrant programme of festive music, both ancient and modern, at the Church of St Clement’s, Finsbury.

  18. Dec 2019

    10

    Tuesday

    Concerts

    Public

    Two of City’s resident gamelan ensembles perform contrasting forms of the music of the Indonesian percussion orchestra, the rich and melodic gamelan degung, and the rhythmic and playful gamelan anklung.

  19. Dec 2019

    11

    Wednesday

    Concerts

    Public

    City presents a concert by two outstanding young musicians, joint prizewinners of the Musical Odyssey Summer School, held annually in Nafplio, Greece.

  20. Dec 2019

    13

    Friday

    Concerts

    Public

    Ian Pace performs Messiaen's monumental cycle of solo piano pieces, a mystic contemplation of the themes of the nativity.