Discover a new work by Buster Woodruff-Bryant - the winner of the Young Person’s Opportunity for Climate. Sound. Change.

Sound and Music seeks artists, composers, curators, thinkers, or collectives from the African and Caribbean diaspora to take part in a new digital residency opportunity with the British Music Collection.

Listen to 'a remedy for the blues' by Sophie Marie Niang and Ruari Paterson-Achenbach, created as part of the LGBTQ+ Composers Open Call 

Discover ‘Peace of Mind : Piece of Mine’ a new work by MÉLOMAN3, created as part of the LGBTQ+ Composers Open Call.  

Discover ‘Now the Time’ a new work by Lunatraktors, created as part of the LGBTQ+ Composers Open Call.  

 

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

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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"The future looks remarkably bright for the oboe and cor anglais."

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..."

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