Touring - Festival of Contemporary Music for All

COMA Festival 2016
COMA Festival 2016
Saturday 27th February - Saturday 5th March
Various UK
Produced by: 
CoMA supported by Sound and Music

About CoMA 

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.

Festival 2016

As part of COMA's Festival of Contemporary Music, Sound and Music will be in Birmingham, Cardiff and at Kings Place in London. In the main we will be there to participate in the ideas forums, continuing to explore how we can develop the work that we do with Making Music and PRS for Music Foundation on Adopt A Composer, and how we can develop the amateur music making sector as a site for new work.

5th March - Belfast: The Crescent Arts Centre - Find out more

5 & 6 March  - Birmingham:  University of Wolverhampton & CBSO Centre - Find out more 

5 March -  Cardiff: register interest at

5th & 6th March  -  Edinburgh: Tom Fleming Centre - Find out more 

4 & 5 March - London: Kings Place - Find out more 

27 February - Manchester: Psappha at St Michael's & Hall√© St Peter's - Find out more 

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Participants and partners include:

Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, Hebrides Ensemble, London Sinfonietta, Psappha, Sinfonia Cymru, NMC Recordings, Kings Place, KNM Berlin Campus Ensemble, Sound and Music, Scottish Music Centre, Ty Cerdd, Making Music (in England, Scotland and Wales), Royal Northern College of Music, Royal Academy of Music, Birmingham Conservatoire, Leeds College of Music, University of Wolverhampton Music Department, Cardiff Philharmonic Orchestra, National Youth Orchestra of Wales, Oldham Music Centre, Bolton, THAMES and Triborough Music Hubs, Peters Edition, BBC Radio 3, BBC Scotland

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