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7th November 2017

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Composers or sound artists based in or born in the UK are invited to join the British Music Collection. Scroll down to find out more...
Photo: Na'ama Zisser, London-based composer featured in the British Music Collection.



"problem solving is something I hold dear to my music - I like treating my music like studies whereby the music has a reason to exist"

"if you consider that the origin of the word comes from the Latin componer meaning ‘one who puts together’ I think it is an adequate reflection of what I am doing – putting sounds together."

"I think that all music is a product of the composer’s personality, memories, and experiences."

"I feel like the contemporary visual art world has a much more interesting, imaginative and healthy relationship with the idea of ‘found material’ than the contemporary music world."

Joanna Ward

"I tried to be efficient and minimal with how much material I chose in the first place, to create a piece which is direct in a similar way to Ginsberg's delivery of his poetry, avoiding traditionally explicit or overtly fussy modes of expression"

Robin Haigh Photo

"I've always been interested in the idea of humour in music, though for a little while my output became rather serious"

The third in a series of twelve videos that have grown out of a deep research into the nature of Free Improvisation by artist, teacher and curator, Blanca Regina.

Sound and Music Administrator Grace is the first point of call for the Collection. Here she explores the ‘new’ in the British Music Collection to question what we mean when we talk about ‘new’ music.

Ailís Ní Ríain on Jacob Thompson Bell: Verbatim

As part of my residency at the British Music Collection I researched graphic, open and experimental scores for piano or any solo instrument.