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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Rufus Isabel Elliot

As part of Sound and Music’s Composer-Curator programme, Rufus Isabel Elliot talks us through FOLKS’ SONGS, a new EP from the trans-music making world of OVER/AT.

In this edition of our regular highlights feature, we've brought together 5 composer profiles created in our LGBTQ+ History Month Edit-a-thon

Singer and teacher Alexander Pullinger explores the removal of cisgendered expectations in Western classical singing, and the creation of trans-positive singing spaces.

Spend a few hours with Sound and Music and the LGBTQ+ Music Study Group creating content to raise the profile of LGBTQ+ Composers on the British Music Collection.

We're seeking to support UK-based LGBTQ+ composers, music-creators and collectives to create new sonic works as part of a series celebrating LGBTQ+ histories, sounds and stories

In partnership with the LGBTQ+ Music Study Group, we're launching a programme of interventions and activities to mark LGBT+ History Month, 

Four projects have been selected as creative responses to the climate emergency, as part of our Climate. Sound. Change. Open Call.

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.

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