• New opera project with Opera Schmopera

    We’re delighted to be working with Opera Schmopera on a new opera project by Omar Shahryar and Ed Harris, exploring the impact of terrorism on young people. Find out more at

  • From Score to Sound

    Dark Inventions collaborate on AHRC project

    Dark Inventions are working as a major partner on an AHRC-funded cultural engagement project at the Contemporary Music Research Centre, University of York.

  • Furor recording to be released on Metier in May

    Dark Inventions will feature on a new double CD as part of Kate Halsall’s Miniature Concertos project in Philip Cashian’s Furor. The disc will be released in May on the Metier label.

  • Dark Inventions releases premiere recording of Philip Cashian’s Firewheel

    Dark Inventions have recorded and released a new CD featuring the premiere recording of Philip Cashian’s Firewheel. The disc features new works commissioned as part of the group’s Firewheel Tour in 2014, by young British composers.

  • Dark Inventions announce call for works with YSFNM and Anna Meredith

    The York Spring Festival of New Music invites student composers from York, Leeds, Sheffield, Manchester and Huddersfeld to submit works of up to 5 minutes in duration for fute, cello and percussion, or any combination thereof.

  • Wednesdays at the Forge double bill with Zoë Martlew

    Dark Inventions will be playing in a double bill with cellist Zoë Martlew at the Forge in Camden on March 4, 2015 as part of the Wednesdays at the Forge series.

  • Recording Philip Cashian’s Firewheel

    Dark Inventions were in the Trevor Jones Studio at the University of York recording Philip Cashian’s Firewheel along with other new commissions for our Firewheel 2014 Tour. The CD will form part of our Arts Council England funded project with the University of York Press to promote music by emerging composers.

  • Dark Inventions collaborating with UYMP in new mentoring scheme

    Dark Inventions are delighted to be working with the University of York Music Press (UYMP) on their Arts Council England funded project mentoring young composers. Partnering with two leading young ensembles that champion contemporary classical music – Dark Inventions and vocal ensemble, Juice – UYMP will publish two volumes of new music compositions written for […]

  • Edinburgh 2014 programme announced

    Returning to St Mary’s after their Fringe debut in 2013, Dark Inventions perform the final concert of the Cathedral’s 2014 concert series. The Scottish premiere of Philip Cashian’s Firewheel (commissioned by Dark Inventions earlier this year) sits alongside the world premieres of two new works by young Scottish composer Neil Thomas Smith as well as […]

  • Dark Inventions LIVE on BBC Radio 3’s ‘In Tune’

    Dark Inventions headed to the Philharmonic Studio in Salford for In Tune live on Friday 9 May, to perform an excerpt from Philip Cashian’s Firewheel and new folk songs arrangements.

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