Music Society: Cambridge University Experimental Music Ensemble (CueMe)

CueMe ensemble members
Date 14/05/2022 at 13.30 - 14/05/2022 at 14.30 Where Lee Hall

Join us on Sat 14 May (13:30-14:30) for the inaugural performance of the Cambridge University Experimental Music Ensemble (CueMe).

CueMe ensemble members

About CueMe

Cambridge University Experimental Music Ensemble (CueMe) was founded by composer, researcher, and improviser Saman Samadi, in 2021, with the support of Peter McMurray of the Faculty of Music, and Lynette Alcántara of Wolfson College, with the aim of undertaking performances through a fresh approach to the classics of the repertoire. CueMe aspires to deliver renditions different from the mainstream of the experimental music scene, and through experimentation, as a new mode of interpretation, on works of the past that were not meant to be 'experimental'. The ensemble is also enthusiastic to perform works by both emerging and established living composers.

Inaugral performances

Saman Samadi creates a series of music events with CueMe, with the purpose of operating an experimental space for exhibiting past musical and literary compositions as well as scholarly articles, through experimentation — by a critical reflection on selected works and discovering new potentials and common threads between them, in order to deconstruct, examine, and problematize existing musical notions and performative approaches through new modes of interpretation and communication, and through creative assemblages of them in performance.

This series will be mutational performances based on Boulez’s Notations, poems by Mallarmé, and scholarly texts by Boulez and Foucault.

Director: Saman Samadi

  • Coby O'Brien, flute
  • Eric Petzoldt, saxophone
  • Dan Phillips, violin
  • Alice Drury, violin
  • Bethany Norman, violin
  • Nicky Swett, cello
  • Gregory May, double bass
  • David Cotter, guitar
  • Lea Luka Tiziana, voice
  • Reuben Bance, voice
  • Chrysi Nonou, electronics
  • Saman Samadi, piano

"Growth is never by mere chance; it is the result of forces working together." James Cash Penney

This event is part of the Wolfson Explores GROWTH 2022 series.

What's on

Kill or Cure poster

Art exhibition: 'Kill or Cure'

28/05/2022 at 10.00

Lethal or life-giving? Wolfson's exciting contemporary art exhibition explores the potential of animals, plants, and substances from the natural world to ‘Kill’ and/or ‘Cure’ (open to the public Saturday and Sundays, 10am - 5pm).

Daniel Phillips playing violin and Victor Wang playing Piano

Music Society Lunchtime Concert: Daniel Phillips & Victor Wang

28/05/2022 at 13.30

Join us live in the Lee Hall for an hour-long lunchtime concert of violin and piano, performed by Daniel Phillips and Victor Wang.

Music at Wolfson

The Mary Bevan Recital

19/06/2022 at 19.30

Join us for our annual Mary Bevan concert with prize winners from the Cambridge University Musical Society Concerto Competition


Mark Zang (piano) - 1st prize, plays Medtner and Liszt

and Wolfson's own Brian Moore Accompanist Scholar, Patrick Pan (piano) (finalist and prize-winner) playing Schumann - Papillons, Op. 2 and Davidsbündlertänze, Op. 6.