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George Benjamin received the Ivor Novello Award for Outstanding Works Collection, presented with the Music Publishers Association. Recognising the artistry and legacy of his compositional output, The Ivors Academy said the “consistent beauty, complexity and colour of his compositions is outstanding.” From his first BBC Proms premiere at the age of 20, Benjamin went on […]

The Ivors Academy awarded Judith Weir with Academy Fellowship to recognise her excellence and impact in the art and craft of music creation. Weir’s unparalleled musical output saw her become the first female Master of the Queen’s Music in 2014. The Academy stated that “her music reaches out to the listener with a distinctive and […]

Virtuoso tabla player, percussionist, producer and composer Talvin Singh collected the Ivor Novello Award for Innovation, presented in association with the Musicians’ Union. The Ivors Academy considers him to be “a major creative and cultural influence, an innovator in every sense of the word, who continues to leave a unique footprint on our musical landscape.” […]

composed by Freya Waley-Cohen opera in one act for 14 singers and chamber orchestra libretto by Ruth Mariner 69 mins commissioned by the Royal Academy of Music for their 200th anniversary watch on YouTube for more information and to purchase the score visit Birdsong Music Publishing

composed by John Casken drama for bass, mezzo-soprano and ensemble 50 mins commissioned by Barry Millington and Counterpoise Ensemble watch excerpt on YouTube

composed by John Wallace opera in one act for Solo tenor voice, chorus, brass ensemble (period instruments) and percussion libretto by Elizabeth Ingram-Wallace 31 mins watch on YouTube

composed by Edward Jessen operatic sonic theatre work for soloists, chorus, chamber orchestra and auxiliary audio 80 mins commissioned by Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in partnership with Decipherer Arts Projects, and with funding from Arts Council England National Lottery Project Grants, PRS for Music Foundation Open Fund for Music Creators, Ralph Vaughan […]

composed by Thomas Adès ballet in three parts, for orchestra with pre-recorded voices and female choir choreography by Wayne Macgregor 82 mins commissioned by the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Gustavo Dudamel, Music and Artistic Director, and the Royal Opera House Covent Garden Foundation for the Royal Ballet, Resident Choreographer Wayne McGregor, with the generous support of […]

by Hannah Conway A unique performance installation exploring three powerful stories of voice loss and identity Paul – aria for two singers I Left My Voice Behind – tableau for two choirs and two cellos Tanja – trio for video and two singers commissioned by the Sound Voice watch on YouTube

by Kathy Hinde A sound installation comprising twelve adapted turntables playing vinyl pressings of a twelve-voice 15th century choral mass, reconfigured in response to seismic data. commissioned by Cryptic in partnership with The Anglo Mexican Foundation & Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) The installation is centred around the twelve vocal parts of Antoine Brumel’s […]

by Ed Carter site-specific, sculptural sound installation and live performance involving electronically controlled fans, copper wind chimes and brass band commissioned and produced by BEAM for the Wentworth & Elsecar Great Place Project The Mute Still Air is an evolving piece that reflects on the significance of social responsibility within a brutal commercial industry, taking […]

by Una Lee An audio composition for voice and electronics that explores speech, homophonic translation and musicalisation. Down Gone forms a part of the broader project ‘FERVĒRE’, a research-led, bi-lingual body of work consisting of multi-format pieces: sound composition/performance, live reading performance, visual poem, video & textual installations, and text publication. The project addresses the […]

by Emily Peasgood a site-specific outdoor ritual, performed on the beaches in coastal communities that features an experimental vocal performance and sound responsive light installation. commissioned by Alison Neighbour and Creative Folkestone watch on Vimeo visit project website

composed by Lara Agar for soprano and piano 13 mins commissioned by Juliet Fraser listen on SoundCloud

composed by Hannah Kendall for soprano, baritone and piano 15 mins commissioned by Leeds Lieder Festival, supported by Arts Council England listen to an excerpt on SoundCloud

composed by Laurence Crane for soprano and piano / sampler keyboard 50 mins commissioned by Juliet Fraser, with the support of Arts Council England’s National Lottery Project Grants, PRS Foundation’s The Open Fund for Music Creators and the RVW Trust, and co-commission partners Oxford Lieder and Musica Sacra Maastricht listen to an excerpt on SoundCloud

composed by James Weeks for mezzo soprano and violin 23 mins listen on Amazon Music, Apple Music, Spotify or YouTube Music For more information and to purchase the score visit University of York Press

composed by Benjamin Graves for viola and piano 9 mins commissioned by Park Lane Group supported by the Marchus and Fidelio Trusts

composed by Rebecca Saunders for piano and symphony orchestra 28mins for more information and to purchase the score visit Edition Peters

composed by Julian Anderson for cello and orchestra 23 mins commissioned by Radio France, Hong Kong Sinfonietta, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Norwegian Chamber Orchestra, Swedish Chamber Orchestra, and Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne for more information and to purchase the score visit Schott Music

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