LUUMS COMPOSERS COLLECTIVE
LUUMS Composers Collective offers a platform for any student to compose music, have their work performed each term in concert showcases and gigs, and spend time with other composers. We welcome all musical styles from string quartets and choral works, to singer-songwriters and experimental electronic pieces.
We are a very social and collaborative society and often work together on pieces, which has become a fun way of getting to know each other and learn more about composition. We recently collaborated with MME Society (Music Multimedia and Electronics) for a casual gig at Hyde Park Book Club. Of course, we also work with the wonderful performers from LUUMS so that our pieces can become a reality.
We meet every Wednesday afternoon from 3-5 pm in the School of Music to discuss new pieces, music we're passionate about, and of course, to compose! We also arrange socials such as trips to Old Bar, as well as the annual trip to the world-renowned Huddersfield Contemporary Musical Festival each November. There are also plenty of wider LUUMS socials, which is a great way to meet like-minded people and potentially those who will perform your music!
If you’re interested in performing for LUUMS Composers Collective, please sign up here!
Come along to our TASTER SESSION on the 30th of September!
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Fardin is a third year BSc Computer Science student who managed to sneak in some cheeky composition modules at levels 1 and 2. He has dabbled in arranging, beatmaking, songwriting, and experimental electronic composition and, fingers crossed, one day he will get over this identity crisis. Fardin was so thrilled to find how accepting the group was of all composition styles when he joined his first taster session, that he knew he wanted to help out with keeping that inclusive atmosphere alive. He can't wait to support all keen composers in bringing their pieces to life on stage.
Mia is a Masters student on the MMus Critical and Experimental Composition course. She often writes pieces for acoustic instruments using live electronics and is particularly interested in using evolutionary computation to assist her composition processes.
Mia has had experimental pieces performed in Composers Collective concerts (both acoustic and electronic) and has enjoyed collaborating with other composers. Though Mia enjoys the concert hall concerts, she’s really excited about re-organising HATCH (the casual Composers Collective's gig at Hyde Park Book Club) so that composers can have works performed in a free and relaxed environment. Though the past year and a half has been hard-hitting for the arts, she is grateful that Composers Collective has continued to thrive as a community, and is excited to welcome new members.