The East Midlands led the development of experimental Music in the 1960's and 70's with composers and performers contributing to the creation of the 'Experimental Music Catalogue' (EMC), under the auspices of Virginia Anderson.
CoMA (Contemporary Music for All) has come back to the EMC repeatedly in its search for new Music for all performers, both amateur and professional. CoMA East Midlands, in conjunction with DMU, University of Leicester and Arts Council England will be holding a weekend of events and concerts to celebrate the legacy of the EMC.
Commissions from Christopher Hobbs, Hugh Shrapnel, Dave Smith and John White
Talks about the MC and experimental Music from visiting speakers from the UK, US and Argentina.
Panel Discussions with EMC composers, chaired by Radio 3 presenter, Sarah Walker
Rehearsals and performances of works by Christopher Hobbs, Hugh Shrapnel and Gavin Bryars' '1, 2, 1234' - All Musicians Welcome
The Legacy of the EMC - DMU Music Technology and Innovation Staff and Students
7.30pm, 24th March, Studio 1 DMU PACE Building
Keyboard Experiments - Music by Hobbs, Skempton and Smith
2.30pm, 25th March, Studio 1 DMU PACE Building
Continuing Experiments - Curated by Christopher Hobbs
7.30pm, 25th March, The Venue, Western Boulevard, Leicester
Experimental Frontiers - Allcomers Ensemble & CoMA East Midlands
2.00pm, 26th March, The Venue, Western Boulevard