We are delighted to have composer and sound artist Duncan Champan joining our team to lead ourupcoming project.
Over four online sessions, we will take a journey into the world of shapes, spaces and lines that you see in your every-day surrounding landscapes. We will learn to see these as techniques to generate musical drone material, and pitches. Further explorations will lead us to finding deeper meanings and symbolizm behind pitch, interval and scale/mode, and creating well-tempered and microtonal pitch-sets. Part of this process will involve going outdoors, and photographing your local horizons.
The project will result in a collective composition, which we will perform and premierre at Make Music Day UK on the 21st June – mid-summer‘s day!
- Sunday 23 May, 10am – 12 noon
- Monday 31 May, 7-9pm
- Tuesday 8 June, 7-9pm
- Monday 14 June, 7-9pm
Sessions will be delivered via Zoom
Cost of the project is pay-what-you-can-afford
Hosted by CoMA Glasgow twice a month (First Sunday at 10am, and Third Tuesday at 7pm). The Club is open for musicians and sound-makers of all abilities: professionals, students, amateurs, composers, instrumentalists and sound-artists. We will spend one hour discussing, trying out, understanding, rehearsing and performing one chosen piece of music in each session. The scores will be of a varied repertoire from world famous to never-heard-of composers, graphic scores, open scores, text pieces and pieces of conventional notation. Club members are welcome to suggest repertoire of their own, or even bring their own piece to try!
To take part in the Open Score Club, become a CoMA Glasgow Subscriber or just try out the sessions before committing. Click here to sign up for our next Open Score Club.
- Sunday 2nd May 2021, 10-11am
- Tuesday 18th May 2021, 7-8pm
- Sunday 6th June 2021, 10-11am
Ether/Real was our online exploration of graphic scores, connecting a group of musicians from across the world to explore work by Julius Eastman, Ruta Vitkauskaite, Yannis Xenakis, Heidi von Gunden, Christian Wolff and Janet Oates. The project culminated in our Christmas concert, Avantgarde Advent, which you can watch back at the link below.
During the lockdown, CoMA Glasgow developed its newest interactive project – Postcard Pieces. Inspired by our desire to bring a sense of personal connection back to remote music-making, our members created 14 utterly unique pieces written on physical postcards to then be exchanged by post – from the Shetland Isles to the English south coast, and even reaching as far as Berlin.
Led by composer Dr Ruta Vitkauskaite, the ‘YouCreate’ project invited musicians of all instruments, composers and sound creators to come together to create and perform a collaborative and unique piece of contemporary music for the lockdown-generation. We developed the piece over four video calls during May/June, and held an online premiere of the completed composition, titled Remote Connections, on 20th June 2020.
CoMA Glasgow launched in November 2019, and held our first pilot project in early 2020 at the Scottish Music Centre in Glasgow. Tying into the Festival of Contemporary Music for All 2020, we held an open rehearsal and performance session exploring a selection of pieces written for the event and for CoMA, alongside an exciting and informative session on John Cage’s ‘Concert’ delivered by Philip Thomas. You can listen to some excerpts of our open rehearsal here.
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CoMA Glasgow is growing into a large new music collective with members of all abilities. We meet for specific projects throughout the year, alongside our two Open Score Clubs per month, and encourage our members to contribute ideas and lead the facilitation of our projects.
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