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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Lawrence Dunn

Lawrence Dunn on Portfolio with Sounding Motion

"I knew I’d found something that definitely wasn’t what I wasn’t looking for..."

Visiting Hugh Davies

An holistic approach to music making curated by Bill Vine

Deborah Pritchard

Deborah Pritchard on Embedded with Lichfield Festival

Image of Ben Gaunt writing on manuscript paper

"I don’t want to write about myself. That’s boring..."

"In developing my own practices, and through a general interest in the lives and work of those whose music I most admire, I have frequently found myself transported by the details of another composer's writing habits"

Leslie Deere

Leslie Deere on Embedded with Music Hackspace

Jonathan Harvey - Mortuos Plango, Vivos Voco (1980)

"The sheer fact Jonathan Harvey was the first British composer to really tackle Spectralism is enough reason for him to be celebrated for millennia..."

Aleks Kolkowski

Aleks Kolkowski on Embedded with the British Library Sound Archive

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