“Ellen Sargen’s recent work, preoccupied with long-term collaborations, is situated within the discussions, interactions, and surveys typical to the social sciences in this new work, she blurs territories between composed, devised, suggested, improvised, and transcribed improvised materials.” Lost in your whole world receives its world premiere by the House of Bedlam on 28 October 2022 in Manchester. Tickets here.
On 8 October 2022, join CoMA (Contemporary Music for All) for this programme of works that interweaves explorations of the human voice into the unique colours of an open ensemble. CoMA Sheffield and CoMA Manchester are joined by composer Mark Dyer (of the Cyborg soloists project), and will present his piece Mensura for voice and wearable metronome alongside other works by Sheffield and Manchester based composers, including a world premiere by Peter Bourne. Register for tickets: https://musicintheround.co.uk/events/sounds-of-now-contemporary-music-for-all/
‘You may own us but we are going to inform on you’ is a piece created by Ellen Sargen, Sarah Watts and PRiSM SampleRNN (Christopher Melen). The live premiere will take place on 31 March 2022 at Firth Hall, Sheffield alongside a new work by Dorothy Ker. Tickets: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/whats-on/sheffield/firth-hall/rarescale/e-xevprq
Join CoMA Manchester on 5th March 2022 at St Margaret’s Church, Whalley Range for two fantastic programmes featuring the music of local composers. Join us for our Allcomers event at 3pm – we’ll be workshopping two pieces before an informal performance at 3PM. All abilities welcome!
‘to find myself staring back’ for oboe, clarinet, percussion and piano is a piece written for Ensemble Recherche in their Klassenarbeit scheme. The piece will be premiered alongside other student works on 3rd December 2021 in Freiberg, Germany.
‘Conversation piece’ for flute and tape is a piece created in collaboration with Jenni Hogan, in lockdown 2020. World premiere by Jenni Hogan alongside pieces by Chaminade, Price, Renié and Boulanger on 12 November 2021. https://www.bishopsgate.org.uk/whats-on/activity/lunchtime-concert-jenni-hogan-alexander-rider
Streaming Blue is a two-day programme of events presented by CoMA Manchester on 21-22 August 2021. Includes world premiere by Kelly Jayne Jones plus music by Joanna Bailie, James Saunders, Sarah Hennies and Shaun Davies among others. Details and tickets at www.coma.org/manchester/#upcoming-events
‘You may own us but we are going to inform on you’ is a piece created by Ellen Sargen, Sarah Watts and PRiSM SampleRNN (Christopher Melen). This will be premiered on 16 June at 5PM (2021) as part of Machine Learning for Music (ML4M) event ‘Unsupervised’. Works by Anastasios Asonitis, Vicky Clarke, Hongshuo Fan, Robert Laidlow, Zakiya Leeming, Tywi Roberts, Chris Rhodes. This event will include a panel discussion. Details here https://www.rncm.ac.uk/research/research-centres-rncm/prism/prism-events/future-music-3-16-17-june-2021/
On Tuesday 18th May Riot Ensemble recorded ‘Geiger’, written last year as part of a collaboration with Yvonne Grunder, physicist at Liverpool University. Many thanks to Riot and PRiSM for breathing life back into this after its premiere was cancelled last year due to coronavirus. More information about our collaboration can be found here https://www.rncm.ac.uk/research/research-centres-rncm/prism/prism-blog/prism-8-cubed/geiger/
Ella Taylor is giving a solo recital in The University of Sheffield Concerts Series on 6 April 2021 at 7.30pm (livestreamed). Their programme will include pieces by J.N Redelinghuy, Dorothy Ker, Ravel and Schumann’ as well as Candidate 3, written by myself and CN Lester in collaboration with Ella. https://performancevenues.group.shef.ac.uk/event/ella-taylor-recital/
Catch CoMA Manchester’s debut concert at the RNCM PLAY festival on 18th March 2021 at 8PM GMT. This includes pieces by Bofan Ma, Le Monte Young, Amber Priestley, Chris Hobbs and me. Information/ watch here: https://www.rncm.ac.uk/performance/rncm-play-festival-coma-manchester/