Discover a new work by Buster Woodruff-Bryant - the winner of the Young Person’s Opportunity for Climate. Sound. Change.

Sound and Music seeks artists, composers, curators, thinkers, or collectives from the African and Caribbean diaspora to take part in a new digital residency opportunity with the British Music Collection.

Listen to 'a remedy for the blues' by Sophie Marie Niang and Ruari Paterson-Achenbach, created as part of the LGBTQ+ Composers Open Call 

Discover ‘Peace of Mind : Piece of Mine’ a new work by MÉLOMAN3, created as part of the LGBTQ+ Composers Open Call.  

Discover ‘Now the Time’ a new work by Lunatraktors, created as part of the LGBTQ+ Composers Open Call.  

 

Discover the projects selected as creative responses to the climate crisis as part of the 'Climate. Sound. Change' open call - premiered across the next 3 weeks

New Voices 2020 composer Georgia Denham speaks to fellow composers who don't play piano, exploring the stigmas that still surround this in contemporary music

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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We've partnered with Celtic Connections to bring you a series of interviews with artists from the 2019 festival line-up, exploring newness and experimentation in traditional music.

For our 50 Things series, musician and Sound and Music team member Sam Corcoran delves into Andie Brown's world of self-made instruments.

Jolyon Laycock, of the Severnside Composers' Alliance, on the history and importance of the British Music Collection.

Sound and Music Intern Aaron Harrex on the composer and researcher Ashley John Long.

Nicola at Victoria Music Library as a part of the 2018 Fun Palaces Community Campaign.

Nicola Jane Buttigieg introduces her ‘Beatbox Notation Loop Builder’ - which explores alternative ways to approach musical notation.

Performer Chi Chi Nwanoku explaining idea, a woman standing in a room with her arms wide

Join composer Des Oliver as he explores issues surrounding black identity and the breadth of new music produced by black composers across the UK.

We've partnered with Celtic Connections to bring you a series of interviews with artists from the 2019 festival line-up, exploring newness and experimentation in traditional music.

International Women's Day 2019 Collage

As part of the International Women's Day 2019 campaign to #BalanceforBetter, we showcase the profiles of 31 composers and their unique contributions to composition in the UK.

A collage of five women: Eleanor Alberga, Hannah Catherine Jones, Hannah Kendall, Dr. Shirley J. Thompson OBE, and Errollyn Wallen MBE.

British Music Collection Guest Curator Clifton Harrison explores the relationship between identity and aesthetic with five incredible and distinctive composers.

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