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.



Alex McLean

Alex McLean on Embedded with the Open Data Institute 

Some questions to consider for inspiration when putting pen to paper... 

Look Up Doncaster

"In listening to each piece, her presence at each site and the time spent with members of the local community become clear..."

Distorted Soundscape

"TakaHashi's distorted, deconstructed soundwashes, films and words, work upon the whole body, surprising the observer..."

A playlist celebrating the diversity of sounds created by women in the Collection for International Women's Day 2016
The British Music Collection has been fully sorted & repackaged for the first time...that's over 850 boxes of scores, recordings & archives preserved & accessible (and looking rather beautiful!)
Find out more about the British Music Collection and the women within it on Friday 11th March 4-6pm at Lerryn's Cafe, Peckham

Sound and Music intern Conor is the first point of call for enquiries about the Collection. Here he introduces himself and selects a few of his favourite sounds from the British Music Collection


Phantasy quartet (Op.2) for oboe,violin,viola,cello

A retrospective on the early works of the British Music Collection by James Turnbull