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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 2018

    24

    Wednesday

    Lectures

    Public

    Join us at City University of London with guest speaker Thomas Buckner on to discuss his long term collaborations with pioneers in electronic, computer and improvised music over the past 50 years.

  2. Oct 2018

    30

    Tuesday

    Concerts

    Public

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

  3. Oct 2018

    31

    Wednesday

    Concerts

    Public

    City's sound art research centre SPARC launches its new record label, with performances by Claudia Molitor, Alison Blunt, Tullis Rennie, Angus Carlyle and Mark Peter Wright.

  4. Nov 2018

    2

    Friday

    Concerts

    Public

    The pianist and cellist return to City with their duo project, combining their diverse inspirations from jazz and world music.

  5. Nov 2018

    5

    Monday

    Conferences

    Public

    The next forum will take place at SOAS

  6. Nov 2018

    13

    Tuesday

    Concerts

    Public

    A performance by two outstanding young musicians, 2018 prizewinners of the Musical Odyssey Summer School, held annually in Nafplio, Greece.

  7. Nov 2018

    21

    Wednesday

    Seminars

    Public

    This seminar will explore the intersection of the socially entangled courtly cultures of singing and tourneying as attested by Douce 308, and will discuss ways in which the idealized eroticism of courtly love can been seen in the light of ideas of performative violence.

  8. Nov 2018

    27

    Tuesday

    Concerts

    Public

    A celebration of the significant birthdays of an inspiring group of composers and performers: Hans-Joachim Hespos (80), Gwyn Pritchard (70), Kunsu Shim (60), Alwynne Pritchard (50) and Ian Pace (50).

  9. Nov 2018

    28

    Wednesday

    Seminars

    Public

    Seminar with Björn Heile, Professor of Music (post-1900) at the University of Glasgow, focussing on the work of two 20th century Argentinian composers.

  10. Dec 2018

    4

    Tuesday

    Concerts

    Public

    Two internationally regarded exponents of new music present a programme built around the distinctive, looping, disorienting work of composer Bernhard Lang.

  11. 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'.

  12. Dec 2018

    11

    Tuesday

    Concerts

    Public

    A tribute to Michael Parsons, a key figure in 1960s experimental music, performed by fellow pianist-composers Makiko Nishikaze and Tim Parkinson.

  13. 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.

  14. Jan 2019

    15

    Tuesday

    Concerts

    Public

    Imaginative pianist Lebedeva presents "a concert that speaks in more ways than one", combining music with evocative film images by Alexander Fodor and words by artist Martin Firrell.

  15. Jan 2019

    22

    Tuesday

    Concerts

    Public

    Philip Thomas (piano), Damien Harron (percussion) and Richard Craig (flute), play Feldman's haunting 90 minute work, exploring floating textures and ambiguous musical patterns.

  16. Feb 2019

    12

    Tuesday

    Concerts

    Public

    Acousmatic composer Manuella Blackburn presents multichannel diffusions of her work, transforming everyday sounds from around the home into unique sound sculptures.

  17. Feb 2019

    19

    Tuesday

    Concerts

    Public

    A programme of British and French musc for voice, clarinet and flute, based around a new commission by Jérôme Combier.