The New Art Music Ensemble (NAME) is a chamber music society specialising in music written since the Second World War. Its two subgroups, NAME Pierrot and NAME Collective, perform joint termly concerts in the Music Department, college-based venues, and local churches.
NAME Pierrot is a pierrot ensemble, thus consisting of a flautist, a clarinetist, a pianist, a violinist, and a cellist. NAME Pierrot does not currently have any regular positions open. However, it does frequently perform repertoire with additional instruments, such as oboe, viola, and percussion, so make sure to follow NAME on Facebook and/or Twitter to find out if and when positions of this kind open up. 2019/20 repertoire may include works by Peter Maxwell Davies, Jennifer Higdon, and John Cage.
NAME Collective is a non-auditioned ensemble, open to all instrumentalists and singers. It performs a variety of text pieces and graphic scores, in the past performing works by composers such as Cornelius Cardew, Karlheinz Stockhausen, and Will Redman, as well as members of the Collective who may submit their own pieces. NAME Collective is also involved in outreach projects, working with children to instill adventurous musical interests from an early age. We encourage anyone who may be interested to turn up to a rehearsal, and give it a go!