CoMA East Midlands


Founded in November 1997, East Midlands CoMA Ensemble explores and has fun with new and experimental music.  We are looking forward to an exciting 2020 with new projects and pieces under our new Musical Director, Joe Davies.

We meet once per month, usually on the first Thursday.

We welcome players of any instrument (including voice) and all standards – the only prerequisite would be knowledge of musical notation.

We play lots of great music, with about half of it coming from the experienced composers in the ensemble.

As well as staging our own showcase concerts every year in July, we enjoy collaborating with others. Recent collaborations:

  • March 2018     Words and Music: Festival of Contemporary Music.  Leicester University.  As part of CoMA’s national festival of contemporary music, we worked with Nottingham’s DIY Poets to perform and interpret compositions and poems developed specially for the festival.  Our performance in Leicester was followed by a performance at the Nottingham Poetry Festival in April.
  • March 2017     EMC2. De Montfort University, Leicester.  A celebration of experimental music with composers and performers associated with the Experimental Music Catalogue, and with staff and students from the university.

In the past we have played at CBSO Centre,  Birmingham Conservatoire, the Wirksworth Festival, Nottingham’s Café Scientifique and the Brewhouse Arts Centre (Burton-upon-Trent).

Composers are welcome to approach us with new music and to come and participate in or observe the ensemble.  We also have a composers’ group, CoMA Inspires, which meets approximately six weekly on Sundays.


Thursday sessions at Music Department, University of Nottingham (7-9pm): 

  • 12 September 2019
  • 3 October 2019
  • 7 November 2019
  • 5 December 2019
  • 9 January 2020
  • 6 February 2020
  • 5 March 2020
  • 2 April 2020
  • 7 May 2020
  • 4 June 2020
  • 2 July 2020

Rehearsal subs are £7 (£5 for concessions) or single annual payment of £70.  Regular players should become a Friend of CoMA.

Venue: Music Department, University of Nottingham. Free evening parking is available nearby at the Djanogly Hall (on the left) and on Science Road. It is no problem to drop things off closer to the building and then move your car.

The Music Department is building 33 on the Campus Map.  Rehearsals are usually in the Endsleigh Room.


Composers' group

Coma Inspires Sunday meetings 

Dates and locations to be confirmed.

£2 (£1 concessions) per session to cover expenses.


Antony Clare
0115 9255214

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