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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Nicola LeFanu
"You went in and perhaps you wanted to listen to something, perhaps you just wanted to browse the scores, but there it all was, all this new music: it was an amazing feeling..."

Christian Mason ... "In time entwined, in space enlaced" (2008)

"Another feature of his work that I greatly admire as a composer myself is his ability to avoid what might be perceived as ‘clichés’ of the British new music scene"

Akiha Den Den - Lighthouse Arts

"His piece vividly captures not only the structure of this now “ghost” building but also a real sense of an early 1950s futurist ideal"
Sample the impressive breadth and range of New Voices 2015 with this special playlist of their work.
Sound and Music is offering one to one phone surgeries for composers interested in the Collection.
Susanna Eastburn
"Where would you go to find an eclectic and fascinating collection of 20th and 21st Century British art?"

Hugh Davies - Shozyg 1 & 2 (1969)

"Davies reveals the minute musical potential of all sorts of items including screwdrivers, egg slicers and scraps of metal..."

Solo Soprano - a portrait of Lol Coxhill (extract)

"Lol's playing was totally unique. When Solo Soprano was showed in Cafe Oto project space, people walked in off the street saying 'I can hear Lol Coxhill'."
"The work I'm doing could be compared to monks copying manuscripts by hand. I feel I could be considered a monk of the 21st Century..."

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