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World Voice Day 2016

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On Saturday 16 April 2016, a celebration of World Voice Day will be held at the University of York, chaired by Dr. Helena Daffern, a member of the White Rose College of the Arts and Humanities research student network, Expressive Nonverbal Communication in Ensemble Performance‘. With support of WRoCAH, the three network PhD students will use this day to explore some fundamental aspects of ensemble singing, and exchange findings and insights with the audience.

The day will feature masterclasses for two vocal ensembles, classical and barbershop, by invited singing maestros Rob Barber and Robert Hollingworth (Reader in the Department of Music). The audience will be invited to indicate their perceptions of aspects of ensemble performance, and the PhD students will illustrate different measures of ensemble singing related to auditory synchronisation and visual communication.

  • Art on the platform at Crewe

    Professor Ambrose Field is part of a York research team working with Liverpool based artist Laurence Payot to create Living Sculpture (Virtual), on Platform 6 at Crewe Station from Friday 10th March.  More information here.

  • Janathan Eato project shortlisted for a Museums and Heritage Innovation Award.

    A project which includes the work of Dr Jonathan Eato (Hannah Bruce Company on behalf of Hoxton Hall, The Hoxton Hall Experience: A Collection of Small Choices) has been shortlisted for a Museums and Heritage Innovation Award.

  • Ann Cleare – Premiere of a new work with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, Dublin

    eyam v (woven) for contrabass flute, contrabass clarinet and orchestra by Associate Lecturer in Composition Ann Cleare was premiered by the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland at The National Concert Hall in Dublin on February 14th.

  • Catherine Laws performance with [rout] at audiograft, Oxford.

     

    [rout], the new music ensemble with whom Catherine Laws performs  keyboards, is giving the first performance of Paul Whitty’s somewhere a field on Thursday March 9th at audiograft, Oxford’s annual festival of  experimental music and sound.

  • Ligeti Quartet Composers Workshop Feb 28th 2017

    Ligeti Quartet Composers Workshop

    As part of the weekly CMRC Composers Seminars, the Ligeti Quartet visited the department on 28th February 2017 for a workshop with undergraduate and postgraduate composers.

  • Roger Marsh premiere in Bangor

    A new piano trio by Roger Marsh –  ‘Cracks’  – was premiered at the Bangor Music Festival on Feb 18th by the Fidelio Trio.   Marsh also gave a pre-concert talk and adjudicated a competition for young composers.  The following day four numbers from his vocal work Pierrot Lunaire 50 Rondels Bergamasques were performed in a recital entitled ‘Shades of Pierrot’.