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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Mon 06 Nov 2017, 18.30-20.30

Somerset House: New Wing G16

"For me, writing at the piano is a total love affair."

Melinda Maxwell: Pibroch (1981)

"Within the British Music Collection there are a number of exceptional examples of oboe repertoire inspired by oboists of the 20th and 21st centuries."

"These days I see composing as a slowed-down version of improvisation, which is why I think I'm drawn to making music as opposed to just playing it."

"I am a medium of sound.  As I travel, sound travels."

Pictured: Thea Musgrave

"To mention just a handful of composers and their works would involve neglecting many incredible compositions..."

"...my music is both an expression and a representation, containing as it does both my environment and my response to it!"

Benjamin Britten (1913-1976).

"Throughout the past century, the oboe quartet and oboe quintet have proved to be particularly popular instrumentations for composers..."

Arnold Oboe Concerto

"The influence of great oboists such as Léon Goossens has heralded a golden age for oboe compositions..."

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