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Photo: Na'ama Zisser, London-based composer featured in the British Music Collection.

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"The influence of great oboists such as Léon Goossens has heralded a golden age for oboe compositions..."

"As a child all these opportunities seemed perfectly normal, but I now realise how fortunate I was, and it makes me determined to try and repay some of this good fortune by teaching and creating similar opportunities for the kids in Hull."

"I truly believe composers play along like fixed odds machine gamblers..."

" I think what is true at the moment is my preference to make things that are beyond me, things that are realised away from my direct involvement - wishes that may become true, words that may be interpreted one way or another, descriptions of experiences that become sounds."

"For me, as someone who considers themselves conceptually led, the term composer can often be too limiting..."

'The focus of this interview is Manchester based digital story-teller and sound-artist, Gemma Nash. I became aware of Gemma when she interviewed for Sound and Music’s Pathways Programme. I was on the panel and was intrigued by the strong political and social narrative in her sound work...'

"I am very interested in creating a labyrinth and in combining different materials together..."

'Colin is one of the few classically trained composers who have a serious interest in sensory impairment and I wanted to speak with him in more detail about his own work in this area…’

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