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.



David M Bell speaks to composer, musician and sound artist Rebecca Lee about her Composer Curator 2019 supported project, Sherds, and working as a composer outside musical institutions.

New Voices 2019 composer Otto Willberg talks us through Bootleg Spacial Recall, a public sourced archive, and tool for listening closely to  the parts of our environment that get ignored and forgotten.

Four projects have been selected to create new sonic works as part of a series celebrating LGBTQ+ histories, sounds and stories

Discover the projects selected as creative responses to the climate crisis as part of the 'Climate. Sound. Change' open call - premiered across the next 3 weeks

New Voices 2020 composer Georgia Denham speaks to fellow composers who don't play piano, exploring the stigmas that still surround this in contemporary music

As we approach the registration period for the New Voices artist development programme, take a look back at some of the work and composer experiences from New Voices 2019

Projects by Damsel Elysium and Usher Lavelle have been selected as part of the Black Composers Call 

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