Upcoming concert: Music of Starrs and Skies

On Saturday 11th May, several CNM members will have their music premiered by harpischordist Sara Stowe at her Music of Starrs and Skies concert. Premieres of music by Philip Joy, Peter Thorne, Laurence Glazier and Jenni Pinnock will be performed alongside a varied programme of music including other newly commissioned works. The concert will beContinue reading “Upcoming concert: Music of Starrs and Skies”

Announcing the Piano Project 2018 shortlisted works

We can now announce the shortlist of pieces for CNM’s Piano Project 2018, presented in collaboration with EPTA. These pieces, written by contemporary composers for learner pianists of ABRSM grade 1-5 standard, form the list from which students and teachers will select works for the final concert in Chelmsford in summer 2018. The shortlisted worksContinue reading “Announcing the Piano Project 2018 shortlisted works”

New Structures in Composition 16/09/17: photos and programme

Thanks to everyone who made our recent New Structures in Composition concert such a success; composers, performers and not least the audience of 60 who were crammed into Fitzwilliam College Chapel on a very wet Saturday in September. Some photos from the event are below, and a pdf of the programme can be downloaded here.Continue reading “New Structures in Composition 16/09/17: photos and programme”

The Pale Enchanted Gold, 17 June 2017: recital programme announced

This June’s CNM summer afternoon recital by Tim Torry (baritone), Charles Hine (clarinet) and Alan Bullard (piano) will take place at 3pm on 17 June at Castle Methodist Church, Maidenburgh St, Colchester CO1 1TT; entry free, retiring collection. The programme is based around three key works: Tim Torry’s setting of JRR Tolkein’s ‘The Pale EnchantedContinue reading “The Pale Enchanted Gold, 17 June 2017: recital programme announced”

Some Thoughts On The Colchester New Music Day 2011

    It never ceases to amaze me how a diverse group of composers, such as members of CNM, working in relative isolation, come up each year with such interesting programmes and how certain themes seem to emerge. Two things struck me this year: the contemplative atmosphere that informed much of the music, and theContinue reading “Some Thoughts On The Colchester New Music Day 2011”