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 year with new projects and pieces.

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. We often join forces with like minded people, most recently for the ECM2 celebration in Leicester where we worked with composers from the Experimental Music Catalogue and De Montfort University students and staff.  We have combined with other CoMA ensembles for concerts in London, Walsall, Sheffield and Birmingham as well as staging our own concerts in Nottingham.

In the past we have played at Birmingham Conservatoire, the Wirksworth Festival, Nottingham’s Café Scientifique and the Brewhouse Arts Centre (Burton-upon-Trent).  In 2008 we could be heard on Radio 3’s Performance on Three/Making Music Play the Nation slot.

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

Most recently we have joined forces with the wonderful DIY Poets to create a programme: Words and Music programme for the CoMA Festival of Contemporary Music for All  and as part of the Nottingham Poetry Festival.


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

  • 6 September 2018 Endsleigh Room
  • 4 October 2018 Endsleigh Room
  • 1 November 2018 Endsleigh Room
  • 6 December 2018 Endsleigh Room
  • 10 January 2019 Endsleigh Room
  • 7 February 2019 Endsleigh Room
  • ***Cancelled*** 7 March 2019
  • 4 April 2019 Endsleigh Room
  • 2 May 2019 Endsleigh Room
  • 6 June 2019 Endsleigh Room
  • 4 July 2019 Endsleigh Room

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.

Composers' group

Coma Inspires Sunday meetings 

Dates and locations to be confirmed.

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


Musical director
Antony Clare
0115 9255214

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