Here at Sound and Music and particularly on the British Music Collection, we feel it is important to capture this moment in our history and to create a space to reflect on COVID-19 and individual responses in a creative way.

New Voices is an annual composer support scheme raising the profile of some of the most talented and exciting new voices in the UK today.



 

New Voices 2018

Introducing a new series of articles mapping the last fifty years of new music in the UK

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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In this edition of our highlights feature, Sound and Music intern Anushka profiles 5 musicians of colour in the collection "who are changing the game, from making new sub-genres to creating social change"

 

We are seeking to support UK-based Black composers, artists, music creators and collectives from the African and Caribbean diaspora for 'Black Composers Open Call' - 2 x £500 grants for new sonic works.

As part of Sound and Music's Composer-Curator programme, Dafydd Roberts curates Ysbrydnos/Hallowmas, an AV launch night for 'The Shining Pyramid', a new collection of tape music based on Welsh occult writing. 

Introducing...Climate. Sound. Change. 3 x £500 grants for artists working with sound and music to create new works that respond to the climate emergency

Francis Chagrin award-winner Hugh Sheehan breaks down his BBC Arts commissioned piece 'Lost Time' - which explores the time lost and experiences gained by LGBTQ+ people in getting to truly be themselves. 

The Keeling Curve

Following their involvement with 'Interpreting Isolation' - The Keeling Curve wrote about their experience of the series and how their work Mersey Beat came to be.

In the final installment of composer Alex Ho's curated series on transnational identiy in new music, we hear from composer Daniel Kidane.

In the fifth installment of composer Alex Ho's curated series on transnational identiy in new music, we hear from composer Shruthi Rajasekar.

A further 6 projects were selected as creative responses to COVID-19, as part of our 'Interpreting Isolation' grants. Over the next 6 weeks we will be premiering these works - discover them here. 

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