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The Chimera Ensemble, the University of York’s new music group, presents an eclectic mix of contemporary works. These include Romitelli’s Francis Bacon-inspired Blood on the Floor, Painting, a brooding piece; and Mobile, by Michelle Agnes, which describes an imaginary mechanical sculpture.
The concert also features Roger Marsh’s expressive and gestural work, Running, Jumping and Standing Still, and Louis Andriessen’s energetic and violent piece, Workers Union, as well as new works by student composers.
The Chimera Ensemble is a highly flexible student-run ensemble. The group provides a public forum for new undergraduate and postgraduate compositions and also gives students the opportunity to perform challenging contemporary repertoire. In addition to performances in York, the Chimera Ensemble has toured Portugal and Japan, and played a series of successful concerts in Germany.