"Graphic scores can engage with the act of ‘composing’ as a kind of performance in its own right... " #BMC50
"These days I see composing as a slowed-down version of improvisation, which is why I think I'm drawn to making music as opposed to just playing it."
"I truly believe composers play along like fixed odds machine gamblers..."
" I think what is true at the moment is my preference to make things that are beyond me, things that are realised away from my direct involvement - wishes that may become true, words that may be interpreted one way or another, descriptions of experiences that become sounds."
"I am very interested in creating a labyrinth and in combining different materials together..."
"The thing is that new music can be and mean all sorts of things, and shouldn't be thought of as ‘specialist’ in general..."
"Somebody once told me an artist is the one who never stops. It's not easy obviously. But it has never been easy. "
"What brings me back to that period of my artistic career is a kind of transgresive approach to intensity, which I try to generate in my present work"
We asked three New Voices 2016 about being a female composer in 2017. See what they had to say...
Creative Project Leader Harry Cooper introduces the Collection’s International Women’s Day activities.