Time - Space - Sound - Light

12.6.21. (Concert) & 19.6.21. (Streaming)

Sir Jack Lyons Concert Hall, University of York

Octandre will give a chamber-recital portrait of Co-Artistic Director, Christian Mason, to be streamed after the performance. You can read more details of the programme on this page.

Jack Sheen Recording


In July 2021, we will record a new work for large ensemble by Jack Sheenat the Menuhin Hall.

The piece focusses on the alto register, featuring multiples of violas, trombones, clarinets and flutes spaced around the Hall. It promises to be an extraordinary sound!

We gratefully acknowledge support from the PRS Foundation Composer's Fund, and the Marchus Trust, for this project.

Frank Denyer: Broken Music CD recording

December 2021

We return to the Menuhin Hall in December, to record a CD of work spanning 50 years, by Frank Denyer.

Works will include two pieces from the Unison series (1972-3) and Broken Music (1990). Find out more about Frank's music in our short documentary film, made by Suhail Merchant.

Octandre Ensemble gratefully acknowledges support from PRS Foundation and RVW Trust for this project.

Sinan Savaskan: Many Stares...

Spring/summer  2022

In 2022, we will realise some new Modules from Sinan Savaskan's Many Stares through Semi-Nocturnal Zeiss-blink, with support from the PRS Foundation's Composer's Fund. 

Savaskan's conception is fascinating. There are 360 possible modules of this work, all highly distinctive, yet belonging totally to the whole. In 2014, we played Module 30, which went on to win a BASCA Composer's Award. Listen here.

Find out more about this strikingly individual composer on our portrait page.