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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“I try to remember that making is fundamentally as natural as breathing.”

"Insights on being a woman composer" - International Women's Day 2017

We asked three New Voices 2016 about being a female composer in 2017. See what they had to say...

Creative Project Leader Harry Cooper introduces the Collection’s International Women’s Day activities.

"The 1960's and 1970's were a particularly fruitful time for music education..."

"Creative activity here, is the ability to enact a temporary alternative reality..."

"Through our installation we invited visitors to listen to five pieces, while sitting at our musical dining table."

Sloth Racket - 'Shapeshifters' (Cath Roberts) | Live at the Vortex, London, May 2016

"I see improvisation as instant (usually collaborative) composition....an important form of musical communication..."

"The British Music Collection doesn’t discriminate; anything goes – see for yourself…"

"I had so much fun and felt so at home in this music... I knew immediately this was a music scene I wanted to be a part of."

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