LUUMS COMPOSERS' ENSEMBLE
LUUMS Composers’ Ensemble offers a platform for any student to compose music and have it performed in a showcase each term. We not only welcome a wide variety of musical styles, but we fully encourage it! Recent showcases have featured choral works, singer/songwriters, string quartets, experimental electronic and avant-garde pieces, so whatever you want to compose – compose it!
As well as our own concerts each term, the Composers’ Ensemble also hopes to extend its compositional reach within LUUMS through collaboration with many of the society’s wonderful ensembles, of which the previous contribution of LUUMS composers to Chamber Orchestra’s 2018 Summer concert proved to be a wonderful display of talent.
The Composers’ Ensemble meets every Wednesday afternoon from 3-5pm in the School of Music to discuss new pieces, our plans for the term and anything that excites us as composers. 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!
School of Music
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Hoda Marwan ElSayed
Hoda is an Egyptian composer and third year Music BA student. She is a formally trained singer, but her main focus is composition. She is interested in fluxus and new complexity composition, deep listening practices, and trying to find ways to incorporate Arabic music traditions into the contemporary classical tradition. She tends to compose conceptual pieces for a variety of ensembles as well as some narrative songwriting on the side. Hoda is also keen on musical theatre and audiovisual works, but at this time these are hobbies. Outside of music, Hoda is passionate about politics and civil rights.
Mia is a composer and second year BA Music student. After playing piano and guitar for years and co-writing and self-producing an album with her former band ‘Avenue 66’ Mia has turned towards a passion for contemporary music. With an added interest in creative writing, her works often make use of spoken word which she also uses in her experimental/electronic duo ‘Bitedown.’ Concepts that Mia has explored in her solo and collaborative works include, deep listening, self-discovery, introversion and extroversion and how it effects identity, and technology’s distortion on reality. Mia hopes that through use of narrative, her contemporary works have become accessible to more audiences. Outside of composition Mia enjoys playing synths for her current band ‘Static Inhaler’, hiking and camping expeditions and making kombucha and sourdough.