Festival of Contemporary Music for All

Celebrating a decade of CoMA's ground-breaking Open Score project, the Festival promotes contemporary music with a participative approach.


Open Score is a way of writing artistically challenging yet technically accessible music for flexible ensembles with amateur players. Works by more than thirty established, up & coming, student and amateur composers will be performed.

Workshops will provide opportunities for singers and players to actively participate in new music. A conference and discussions will explore the role and future of inclusive contemporary music making. Performances by leading professional contemporary ensembles, CoMA groups and youth ensembles will provide a wide range of listening material.

Partners and Participants

CoMA Ensembles (Bristol, East Midlands, Leeds, London, Maastricht, Manchester, Singers, Sussex and West Midlands), KNM Campus Ensemble, Cardiff Philharmonic Orchestra, Arditti Quartet, BCMG, Hard Rain SoloistEnsemble, Hebrides Ensemble, London Sinfonietta, Psappha, Sinfonia Cymru, Kings Place, The Crescent Arts Centre, Sound and Music, Ty Cerdd, Scottish Music Centre, Making Music, NMC Recordings, RNCM, RAM, Birmingham Conservatoire, Leeds College of Music, University of Wolverhampton, Cardiff University School of Music, National Youth Orchestra of Wales and the Bolton, Oldham, THAMES and Triborough Music Hubs, BBC Radio 3, BBC Radio Scotland.

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