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.



For our 50 Things series, clarinettist Heather Roche describes how learning the unique music of Bryn Harrison opened up a new way of thinking about her instrument.

For our 50 Things series, author Tim Rutherford-Johnson reflects on Alwynne Pritchard's Craw and the role of publishing and the internet in the lives of contemporary composers.

For our 50 Things series, composer Georgia Rodgers investigates the elaborate tape experiment of Simon Emmerson's Spirit of '76.

Composer Jonathan Pitkin describes the process of creating a bespoke software system to help him write for quarter tone flute.


For our 50 Things series, Sam Mackay recalls the powerful shock of Shiori Usui's ensemble work, from scratch

'Unpredictable: Conversations with Improvisers’ is a series that has grown out of a deep research into the nature of Free Improvisation, its history in the UK and its international connections.

For our 50 Things series, writer Robert Barry looks at the unique and intricate score for Tristram  Cary's 1979 electronic work Nonet.

For our 50 Things series, soprano Juliet Fraser encounters Daphne Oram's wry and propulsive soundtrack to the 1963 film Snow (dir. Geoffrey Jones). #BMC50

As part of our #afemalecomposerday campaign marking International Women's Day, we highlight the life and work of composer Leslie Deere.