2019

Composition (first performance / commission): Fantasia upon a Pulse
Fantasia upon a Pulse for string quartet, after Purcell.
First Performance: Fitzwilliam Quartet, 50th Anniversary Tour, 2019.

2018

Composition (first performance / commission): Thou art a sea without a shore
Thou art a sea without a shore for SATBB choir and organ.
First Performance of a Thaxted Festival commission.
30 Jun 2018, (time TBC);
St. John the Baptist, Thaxted;
Rodolfus Choir; Ralph Allwood, conductor.

Conducting: St Martin in the Fields
Monday, 7 May 2018.
6pm, St Martin in the Fields, London.
Inter Alios Choir (of Churchill and Murray Edwards Colleges).
Adrian Bradbury, Cello.
Mark Gotham, conductor.
Ticketing and programme details to follow.

Composition: Debut Commercial Recording of my music
Release date c. March 2018 (TBC).
Produced by Gary Cole, Regents Records.
Conducted by Sarah MacDonald, and featuring various choirs and artist, including:
The Choir of Selwyn College, Cambridge;
Ely Cathedral Girls' Choir;
Christina McMaster, piano;
... and special guest celebrity narrator.
'Mark Gotham is an exciting new voice in the choral music world, and we are honoured to be recording this first disc of his choral music. His harmonic language is colourful and imaginative, and his approach to word setting is skilled and sympathetic. I am sure that this disc will be a valuable contribution to the recorded repertoire.' (Sarah MacDonald).

Academic Publication: Tempo analysis of Brahms 2
'Attractor Tempos in Brahms 2/iii',
Music Theory Spectrum 40/1 (accepted April 2016; publication in Jan 2018).

2017

Composition (first performance / commission): Looking, Inwards, Out
A new work for choir and organ, setting a new poem by John Kinsella.
Words and music both commissioned to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Chapel at Churchill College.
29 Oct 2017, 11am service, with Rowan Williams, preacher;
Chapel at Churchill College, Cambridge.

Academic Conferences / invited talks: 'Prove it! on the veracity of music theoretic claims.'
Joint paper with Prof. Michael Cuthbert, MIT.
Delivered at:
Symposium for Digital Musicology, Senate House, 1 September 2017.
Yale School of Music, 14 September 2017.
and later, the homecoming gig ...
Centre for Music and Science, Cambridge, 14 November 2017.
This is the first public airing of a new project to interrogate statistically the rules of music theory.

Composition: performances of Utrumne est Ornatum
Thomas-Selle-Ensemble; Nikolai Ott, conductor.
Reutlingen, Germany, May 2017.

Composition: performances at the London Festival of Contemporary Church Music
London, 14 May 2017.
Utrumne est Ornatum,
14/05/2017, 1100, Choral Matins, Chapel Royal of St Peter ad Vincula, HM Tower of London, EC3N 4AB;
Gloria,
14/05/2017, 1200, Latin (Novus Ordo) Sung Mass, Catholic Church of SS Anselm & Caecilia, WC2A 3JA.

Conference / Hackathaon
8-9 April 2017, Salzburg
Research paper and hackathon participant.
Karajan / FH Salzburg Classical Music Hack Day

Composition: Isomorphic Fantasy at St Bride's, Fleet Street
23rd March, 7.45pm.
St Bride's Church, Fleet Street.
Isomorphic Fantasy in the J.A.M. concert series.
Simon Hogan, organ.
Further details here.

Conducting: St Martin in the Fields
Saturday, 25 February 2017.
8pm, St Martin in the Fields, London.
Vivaldi Gloria (and other works).
Chapel Choir of Churchill College.
Brandenburg Baroque Soloists.
Mark Gotham, conductor.
Tickets from these website:
Brandenburg Choral Festival.
St Martin's in the Fields.

Academic Publication: 'Hierarchy and position usage in mixed metres'
'Hierarchy and position usage in mixed metres'.
Journal of New Music Research, 46/2.
How do rhythms vary for different metrical environments? How can systematic MIR be best used to help address this issue?

2016

Academic Publication: 'Pitch Properties of the Pedal Harp, with an Interactive Guide'
'Pitch Properties of the Pedal Harp, with an Interactive Guide'.
Music Theory Online, 22/4.
Joint paper with Dr. Iain Gunn.
An interactive guide to harp pedalling, alongwith a theoretical account of the limitations and possibilities.

Conference paper: 'Towards a Quantification of Metrical Dissonance'
14 September 2016
Making Time in Music Conference, University of Oxford.

Ego sum abbas!
Orff: Carmina Burana.
Hayward Theatre, King's School, Ely.
7.30, 9 July 2016.
Ely Choral Society / Andrew Parnell, conductor / Mark Gotham, baritone.

Conducting Bach: B minor mass extracts and other works
Chapel at Churchill College, Cambridge.
7.30, 11 June 2016.
'Jesus Bleibet Meine Freude' from Cantata BWV 147.
Viola da gamba Sonata no. 2 in D major BWV 1028.
Brandenburg Concerto no. 4, first movement.
Bach B minor mass extracts.
Churchill College Chapel Choir.
Obbligato soloists from The Orchestra on the Hill.
St Faiths Singers.
Adrian Bradbury, 'cello / David Chung, continuo / Mark Gotham, conductor.

Conducting: Orff Carmina Burana
Come and Sing Carl Orff's Carmina Burana.
Ashburton Hall, St Faith's School, Cambridge.
7.00, 19 March 2016.
St Faiths Singers and guests - all welcome!

Academic Publication: book review
Review of Conducting for a New Era By Edwin Roxburgh.
Music and Letters (2016) 97/1.

Composition: Drop, drop slow tears at King's
22 Feb 2016 at 6pm.
Drop, drop slow tears, 2015.
King's Voices; Ben Parry, conductor.

Composition: Christina McMaster performs 'Tessellations'
Churchill College Recital Series.
12 Feb 2016 18:15-19:00.
Christina McMaster, solo piano.

Composition: Gloria and Isomorphic Fantasy at Selwyn
14 January 2016 at 6.30pm.
Sarah MacDonald, conductor; John Bachelor, organ;
The Choir of Selwyn College, Cambridge.

2015

'Distinguished', invited, academic lecture
'Musical Musicologies for the Digital Age.'
17 December 2015.
Distinguished Lecture Series in Digital Humanities at EPFL, Switzerland.

Conducting: Handel's Messiah.
21 November 2015.
The Orchestra on the Hill.
St Faiths Singers and guests.
Fitzwilliam Auditorium, Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge. 7.30pm.

Conducting Principal Players of the Philharmonia Orchestra
King's College Chapel, Cambridge.
8.00pm, 11 October 2015.
Conducting principal players of the Philharmonia Orchestra in Thomas Ades: Chamber Symphony.
The concert also features Stephen Cleobury conducting Judith Weir's Heoic Strokes, and George Benjamin conducting his At First Light. This is the final concert of a major festival of contemporary music at King's college in celebration of the King's 500 celebration of the chapel's quincentenary. Details here.

Conducting the Wallace Collection
9.30pm, 10 October 2015, King's College Chapel.
Conducting the fantastic Wallace Collection in Andrew Powell's "Within Those Radianes ...".

Composition: Isomorphic Fantasy
6.30pm, 10 October 2015.
Isomorphic Fantasy first performance of organ solo version.
John Butt, organ; King's College Chapel.

Composition: Utrumne est Ornatum in Evensong at King's
5.30pm, 10 October 2015.
Utrumne est Ornatum performed in evensong at King's College.
Choir of King's College, Cambridge / Stephen Cleobury.

Conducting / composition: 'Massed Choirs Matinee'
King's College Chapel, Cambridge.
2.00pm, 10 October 2015.
First performance of Drop, drop slow tears, Concanenda (dir. Alexandra Schwinn); with Katie Lodge, trumpet; Tom Etheridge, organ; and Ben Parry, conductor.
Performance of Opus Trinitatis.
Conducting the Cambridge University Chamber Choir (CUCC) including the premiere of Richard Causton's Jesu Sweete Sone Dear revision (2015).
The concert features a wealth of other ensembles and musicians. More details here.

Composition: Utrumne est Ornatum Video
Utrumne est Ornatum featured in this this video promoting the King's 500 festival.
Choir of King's College, Cambridge / Stephen Cleobury.

Academic Publication: 'The Meter Metrics' in MTO
June 2015.
'The Meter Metrics: characterising relationships among (mixed) metres'.
Music Theory Online, vol 21.2

Conducting: Mozart's Requiem
14 June 2015.
A concert celebrating choral music at Churchill college.
Featuring Churchill choirs, Churchill alumni and joined by both the St Faiths Singers, and the City of Cambridge Symphony Orchestra (CCSO).
Wolfson Theatre, Churchill College, Cambridge. 7.30pm.

Guest conducting
w/c 8 June 2015
Guest conducting the choir of Homerton College in services and concerts.

Academic Publication
March 2015.
'Attractor Tempos for Metrical Structures'.
Journal of Mathematics and Music.
Permanent link to the article here.
Pre-print available here.
A model for why musicians may be drawn to use particular tempos in given musical contexts.

Outreach workshops:
March 2015.
Composition outreach workshops through 'CamEO', the Cambridge Music Faculty's Educational outreach programme.
Comment from a participant: 'my thanks in particular to Mark Gotham for his composition workshop which was a clear highlight!'

Conducting: joyous Baroque music!
14 March 2015.
Vivaldi Gloria, Monteverdi Beatus Vir, Handel Zadok the Priest.
St Faiths Singers.
Little St Mary's Church, Cambridge. 7.30pm.

2014

Academic Publication: concert programming
December 2014.
'Coherence in Concert Programming'
International Review of the Aesthetics and Sociology of Music.
Discussing the artistic criteria for the combination of works in classical concert programming.

Composition (first performances): In the Bleak Midwinter
4 and 7 December 2014.
In the Bleak Midwinter for mixed SATB choir with divisions.
The Choir of Selwyn College, Cambridge; Sarah MacDonald, conductor.

Conducting: Bach Magnificat
22 November 2014.
Churchill College choirs and guests; The Orchestra on the Hill.
Chapel at Churchill College, Cambridge. 7.30pm.

Conducting: Faure Requiem
15 November 2014.
Faure Requiem, Cantique de Jean Racine.
St Faiths Singers.
Little St Mary's Church, Cambridge. 7.30pm.

Composition (first performance): Sierpinski's Triangle
23 July 2014.
Sierpinski's Triangle for solo piano as part of the Kings Lynn Festival.
Richard Uttley, piano.

Conference paper
3 July 2014
'Mixed Metres in theory and practice',
Selected representative of the Society for Music Analysis on their panel,
Analytical Approaches to World Music (AAWM 2014), SOAS, London.

Conducting: Barber
22 June 2014.
Performance with Essex Youth String Orchestra.
Including the Barber Adagio for Strings.

Invited talk at IRCAM
9 May 2014.
'Mathematical Models for Metrical Theory'
MaMuX series, IRCAM, Paris.

Conference paper
12th April 2014.
'Mathematical Models for Metrical Theory'.
RMA Study Day on 'Music and Mathematics' , University of Leeds.

Conducting
29 March 2014.
Performance with Essex Youth String Orchestra.
Works by Handel and Dvorak.

Composition outreach session
28 March 2014.
Composition outreach session for local secondary school students.
Cambridge Music Educational Outreach.

Brahms Requiem
22 March 2014.
Brahms Requiem.
Cambridgeshire Choral Society / Andrew Parnell, conductor / Mark Gotham, baritone.

'The Bird of Paradise'
15-16 March 2014.
Inaugural recording of music at Churchill College, now available online .
Directed by MG, and featuring some MG compositions and arrangements.

Composition: Nocturnal Dances
2 January 2014
Performance of my Nocturnal Dances.
Essex Youth Orchestra / Robin Browning, conductor.

Academic Publication
January 2014.
'First Impressions: on the programming and concert presentation of new music today' in Tempo.

2013

Public lecture
Wed. 30 October 2013.
University of Cambridge, Festival of Ideas.
Publication of an associated ArtScience submission.

Baritone solos
Sat. 26 October 2013.
Baritone solos in a concert of Baroque music with Ely Choral Society.

Public lecture
Sat. 28 September 2013.
Public lecture on musical structure at Wysing Arts Centre.

Composition publication
August 2013.
Publication of 'Gloria' for SSAATTBB choir by Boreas Music.
(Commercial recording to follow)

Composition / conducting
Sun. 14 July 2013.
Lightbulb Festival.
Several of my compositions and arrangements feature.
I will also be conducting a number of works by young, local composers.

Academic Publication: book review
June 2013.
'Music of the Circles', a review of Toussaint 2013 in Music Theory Online, issue 19.2.

Conducting Stravinsky's Petrushka
Fri. 17 May 2013.
Cambridge University Symphony Orchestra at West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge.

BBC Broadcast Concert
Mon. 6 May 2013.
Ely Cathedral Choir / City of London Sinfonia / Stephen Layton, conductor
Subsequent broadcast on BBC Radio 3.

Conducting / composition (first performance)
Sun. 17 March 2013.
Concert in King's College Chapel, Cambridge.
Cambridge New Music Group / Mark Gotham conductor* / John Miller, solo trumpet** **Alexander Tay: New work for solo trumpet (premiere). *Thomas Ades: Court Studies from The Tempest *Richard Causton: Phoenix **Mark Gotham: Valediction for solo trumpet (premiere).

Conductor-compere for outreach
Wed. 5 March 2013.
Outreach concert for local primary schools.
Cambridge University Musical Society / Mark Gotham conductor-compere.

Conducting: Stravinsky and Campbell
Sat. 23 Feb. 2013.
Concert at Trinity College, Cambridge
Cambridge University Musical Society / Mark Gotham conductor
Programme includes:
Ewan Campbell: Skirl (premiere);
Stravinsky: Symphonies of Winds

Utrumne est Ornatum (first performance)
Sun. 17 February 2013.
Utrumne est Ornatum.
Choir of Sidney Sussex College Choir / David Skinner, conductor.

Isomorphic Fantasy
Sat. 16 February 2013.
Isomorphic Fantasy (ensemble version) in workshop.
Britten Sinfonia / Duncan Ward, Conductor