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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. Sep 2018

    11

    Tuesday

    Concerts

    Public

    A performance by the large ensemble comprising leading UK improvisers, taking a creative and daring approach to spontaneous music-making, group interaction and the musical 'hive mind'.

  2. Sep 2018

    12

    Wednesday

    Concerts

    Public

    The Berlin-based Australian composer-performer, with solo music for drum machines, organ, analogue tape and synthesizer.

  3. Sep 2018

    13

    Thursday

    Concerts

    Public

    Innovative live electronica from two inspiring composer-performers, featuring multichannel projection, sound controlled by the nervous system, and vocal transformations.

  4. Sep 2018

    14

    Friday

    2 days

    Concerts

    Public

    The second symposium by SPARC (Sound Practice & Research at City, University of London), exploring cross-disciplinary approaches to sound and music, digging deeper into sonic sociality. Two days of papers from a diverse range of participants will be presented at City and IKLECTIK Arts Lab.

  5. Oct 2018

    2

    Tuesday

    Concerts

    Public

    The creative young ensemble returns to City (site of its debut in 2017) with new work by visual/live artist Rowland Hill and composer Louis D’Heudieres, alongside a ambitious new 45 minute piece by composer Charlie Usher.

  6. Oct 2018

    6

    Saturday

    Open days

    Public, Prospective Undergraduates

    Open Days are a fantastic opportunity to visit City, University of London to find out if it is the right choice for you. Visit our Open Day in October 2018.

  7. Oct 2018

    16

    Tuesday

    Concerts

    Public

    Composer-performer Clancy performs an extended drone-based work for analog synthesizers and projected text, exploring the diverse range of journeys that Irish people have undertaken to England, both historically and in more recent times.

  8. Oct 2018

    30

    Tuesday

    Concerts

    Public

    Ensemble x.y presents a programme of musical miniatures and musical minutiae, including twenty-one one-minute commissions.

  9. Dec 2018

    10

    Monday

    Concerts

    Public

    Composer-saxophonist Cath Roberts' unpredictable 10-piece band, with 'an elegant balance between emergent melody and the wilder activity at its fringes'.

  10. Dec 2018

    18

    Tuesday

    Concerts

    Public

    The exploratory ensemble returns to City, with work by Georgia Rodgers, Newton Armstrong, Cassandra Miller and Davíð Brynjar Franzson.