Join us for the online premiere of you go, once before by Sara Rahman, winner of the British Music Collection Beyond the Edge open call.

In celebration of LGBTQ+ History Month, we invited writers, researchers and thinkers to pitch us editorial on queer music, sounds and the people who make it. This article by writer Seth Pereira asks why the UK rap scene hasn't yet seen an openly queer rapper go mainstream.

Digital Bridge artists XEXA and Sarmen catch up with Ray Morrison about building linguistic trust, telepathic WhatsApp messages and recording their environments through binaural sound.

Listen to Pensive Panic, the new single from new EP From Distance by Usher Lavelle, created as a result of the 2020 Black Composers Open Call. Plus, Usher chats to the British Music Collection about his creative journey over the past four years.

Digital Bridge artists Cutzi Hamid and Freya Edmondes talk to Ray Morrison about the art of digital collaboration, finding a common creative goal, and taking field recordings of motorbikes.

In celebration of LGBTQ+ History Month, we invited writers, researchers and thinkers to pitch us editorial on queer music, sounds and the people who make it. This article exploring the role of community in electronic music is by writer and photographer Mallory Bea.

Digital World is an audiovisual piece by Cutzi Hamid & Freya Edmondes, created as part of Digital Bridge, an international collaborative project between UK and Mexico, from Sound and Music, CMMAS and Supersonic, funded by the British Council.

Grain of Sand is an audiovisual piece by XEXA and Sarmen Almond, created as part of Digital Bridge, an international collaborative project between UK and Mexico, from Sound and Music, CMMAS and Supersonic, funded by the British Council.

Listen to A Way Home, a new track from FAUZIA, created as part of the British Music Collection's 2022 Black Composers Open Call.

Watch the music video for I Still, the new work created by music artist Joy Nkoyo as part of the British Music Collection's 2022 Black Composers Open Call.

Explore Mixed Feelings, a multimedia project created by Sound artist Thomas Harris as part of the British Music Collection's 2022 Black Composers Open Call.

In this new instalment of the 'Sounds of...' series on the British Music Collection, professional fiddler, composer, recording and touring artist and part of Sound and Music's New Voices 2021 programme, Jennifer Wrigley shares with us the aural traditions of her native Orkney, an archipelago off of the northeastern coast of Scotland.

In celebration of LGBTQ+ History Month, we're inviting UK-based writers, researchers and thinkers to pitch us editorial on queer music, sounds and the people who make it. 

We're thrilled to announce the winners of our Black Composers Open Call, which we ran as part of Black History Month 2022.

We are pleased to share Rubicon, a new audio visual work by New Voices artist Elijah Maja. 

Listen to the sounds of the 2022 Summer School as we share an eclectic selection of music created by students at the week-long residential.

We are seeking to support UK-based Black composers, artists and collectives from the African and Caribbean diaspora in a new Open Call opportunity for 3 x £750 grants for new sonic works.

Listen to a new work by Jamie Elless, created as part of the LGBTQ+ Composers Open Call 

Listen to a new work by Finn Patrick McLean, created as part of the LGBTQ+ Composers Open Call 

In this new monthly video series, Marc Yeats explores his relationship to composing, painting and landscape.

Sound and Music and the Mexican Centre for Music and Sonic Arts (CMMAS) in partnership with Supersonic Festival are pleased to announce the artists selected for Digital Bridge – a new collaborative project supported by the British Council.  

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.

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Join us for the online premiere of you go, once before by Sara Rahman, winner of the British Music Collection Beyond the Edge open call.

Heritage Quay have just opened their new exhibition The Cutting Edge, a celebration of scores, manuscripts and more, including items from our very own British Music...

We're excited to announce the winner of our Beyond the Edge Open Call, delivered in partnership with Heritage Quay...

Composer and landscape painter Marc Yeats announces his new book Music, Painting, Landscape and Me, to be published by Vision Edition with an anticipated Spring 2024...

Composer, promoter, workshop facilitator and 2022 Sound and Music Composer-Curator participant Steven Chell tells us the Durham folk tale of the Lambton Worm, and walks us...

In partnership with Heritage Quay, Sound and Music is launching a new opportunity for a composer to engage with the British Music Collection physical archive and respond to its...

The British Music Collection is running a user survey to learn more about how users interact with the platform. We want to hear from composers and audiences about their user...

In celebration of LGBTQ+ History Month, we invited writers, researchers and thinkers to pitch us editorial on queer music, sounds and the people who make it. This article by...

Digital Bridge artists XEXA and Sarmen catch up with Ray Morrison about building linguistic trust, telepathic WhatsApp messages and recording their environments through...

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