Experience the inclusivity, experimentation and total commitment to playing the music of living composers that are the hallmarks of CoMA’s approach to music making. Founded 25 years ago to enable amateur musicians to participate in the creation and performance of new music, CoMA is now widely recognised as a central force in contemporary music, most recently establishing a festival that spans and involves the whole sector in a biennial celebration of contemporary music. The repertoire for the days programme of concerts and open rehearsals is drawn from CoMA’s extensive library of more than 600 commissioned works, a collection that uniquely reflects the diverse forms and languages used by the composers of today.
As part of Open House London, the daytime rehearsals will be open, free of charge, to the public.
In the lunchtime concert, each CoMA and associate ensemble will perform works to demonstrate the diversity of the ensembles and CoMA’s Open Score repertoire for instruments and voices.
A pre-concert panel discussion will explore the future of contemporary music.
In the evening all singers and players will join together to perform some of CoMA’s large scale commissions including Nigel Osborne’s I am Swimming.
This will be a day for participation by all-comers, with CoMA workshops as part of the Kings Place Time Unwrapped series.
The day will finish with a concert by the CoMA Anniversary Ensemble conducted by Gregory Rose.