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Matthew Herbert

British musician, DJ and producer Matthew Herbert, received the Innovation Award in association with the Musicians’ Union, in recognition of his pioneering work in electronic music and his experimental use of unconventional sounds as instrumentation. He is renowned for mining audio from unique sources, including the environment, the human body, and animals (both dead and […]

John Rutter CBE

The Ivors Academy awarded John Rutter with Academy Fellowship acknowledging him as one of the most influential choral composers of our time. Rutter’s music is performed by professional and amateur choirs around the world and has been used to commemorate some of the most significant landmark occasions in recent history, including the Queen’s Golden Jubilee, […]

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Tansy Davies

The Outstanding Works Collection Award, honouring British or Irish composers who have written a consistently exceptional body of classical compositions, was awarded to Tansy Davies, whose works embody elements of rock, funk, disco, bebop, alt-pop and modernism. Named one of the UK’s most influential people by the Evening Standard’s Progress 1000 in 2015, she has […]

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composed by Tom Coult opera in one act with libretto by Alice Birch 85mins commissioned by Britten-Pears Arts and Music Theatre Wales published in the UK by Faber Music Ltd to watch a Q&A about the work with Tom visit the Britten-Pears Arts YouTube channel

composed by Brian Irvine three projected street art operas with libretto by John McIlduff 30mins commissioned by Dumbworld and Irish National Opera for more information and watch the official trailer click here

composed by Jasdeep Singh Degun opera in five acts, for Indian classical continuo and Baroque continuo 150mins commissioned by Opera North and South Asian Arts-UK

composed by Joby Talbot ballet in three acts 105mins commissioned by The Royal Ballet published in the UK by Chester Music Ltd for more information and to watch the trailer visit the Royal Opera House website

composed by Brian Irvine opera in one act, for soprano, two actors and two opposing ensembles, co-created by Netia Jones 70mins commissioned by Irish National Opera watch the rehearsal trailer on YouTube

by Hugh Crewdson Jones and Cevanne Horrocks-Hopayian outdoor installation, augmented reality book and EP built around instructional texts, imagined as folklore for the future 13mins commissioned by Ludic Rooms listen on Amazon Music, Apple Music, Spotify and YouTube Music watch the official video on YouTube

by Duncan MacLeod acousmatic soundwalk exploring the traditions and ecology of Uist’s machair on the Isle of Benbecula 34mins commissioned by Taigh Chearsabhagh Museum & Arts Centre listen on SoundCloud

by Olivia Louvel a site-specific sonic intervention delivered through the public address system of Middlesbrough’s CCTV surveillance network, reflecting the current state of political affairs in Britain, produced with Sound Art Brighton 7mins commissioned by The Auxiliary watch snippets of the work here

composed by Josephine Stephenson for soprano and guitar 5mins commissioned by Héloïse Werner with support from the PRS Foundation published in the UK by Éditions Alphonse Leduc listen on Amazon Music, Apple Music and Spotify for more information and to purchase the score visit the Wise Music Classical website

composed by Newton Armstrong for soprano and electronic sounds 19mins commissioned by Juliet Fraser, Arts Council England, PRS Foundation, Vaughan Williams Trust

composed by Matthew Grouse for guitar and electronics 8mins commissioned by Sasha Savaloni and Current Resonance listen on SoundCloud for more information click here

composed by Larry Goves for soprano, flute/alto flute, alto saxophone, cello and electronics 35mins commissioned by Royal Northern College of Music Centre for Practice Research in Science and Music (PRiSM) for more information and to purchase the score visit the Composers Edition website

composed by Philip Venables for solo piano with amplification and KeyScanner device, projection and recorded sound 45mins commissioned by Zubin Kanga, HCMF, Festival d’Automne à Paris, Time of Music Festival, November Music, Royal Holloway published in the UK by G Ricordi, Universal Music Publishing watch Zubin Kanga perform the work at Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival […]

composed by Simon Knighton for orchestra 13mins commissioned by Southbank Sinfonia and Nonclassical

composed by Brett Dean for symphony orchestra and double SATB chorus 49mins commissioned by Sydney Philharmonia Choirs, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (as one of its CBSO Centenary Commissions), Orchestre National de Lyon, Orquesta y Coro Nacionales de España and NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra published in the UK by Boosey & Hawkes Music Publishers Ltd for […]

composed by Emily Howard for orchestra, soprano and countertenor 24mins commissioned by BBC Philharmonic published in the UK by Peters Edition Ltd listen on Amazon Music, Apple Music and Spotify

composed by Brett Dean for symphony orchestra and solo cello 25mins commissioned by Sydney Symphony, Berliner Philharmoniker, Swedish Radio SO, Minnesota Orchestra, Amsterdam Cello Biennale, Muziekgebouw Aan ‘t IJ published in the UK by Boosey & Hawkes Music Publishers Ltd for more information and to rent the score visit the Boosey & Hawkes website


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