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.
Our next concert is July 14th.
Thursday sessions at Music Department, University of Nottingham (7-9pm):
- 7 September 2017
- 19 October 2017 Endsleigh Room
- 2 November 2017
- 7 December 2017
- 11 January 2018 Rehearsal Hall
- 1 February 2018 Chamber Music Room
- 1 March 2018 *** Cancelled due to snow ***
- 5 April 2018
- 3 May 2018
- 7 June 2018 Rehearsal Hal
- 5 July 2018
If you want to play with us regularly you need to become a Friend of CoMA ( £36 a year) and pay rehearsal subs for each session. This is £7 (£3.50 for concessions) discounted to £5 (£2.50) for the first year. Full day rehearsals for concert preparation are £10 (£5). See Support us for for more about membership including concessions. There are discounts for annual and termly rehearsal payment.
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.
Coma Inspires Sunday meetings
Dates and locations to be confirmed.
£2 (£1 concessions) per session to cover expenses.
Anna Claydon 0116 2856007 (home) or 0116 252 2089 (work)