Visit our new Audio/Video page to watch last year’s performance of Sadie Harrison’s beautiful tribute to Coretta King: Coretta. With Andy Keenan, Tomáš Klement and Lionel Handy joined by gospel singer Michelle Ezigbo it’s a great performance and the perfect way to launch our Audio/Video page.
We are delighted to welcome Anna Meredith to Sound World Sounds, our monthly recommendations page. Anna tells us about Emily Hall’s beautiful Eternity and it’s a real pleasure to pass this recommendation on to those who haven’t heard it. Also look out for Anna’s answer to the question, “If someone didn’t know the music of Anna Meredith, where should they start?”
To hear Anna’s recommendation click here and please feel free to leave a comment.
We are delighted to announce that the winner of this year’s Sound World Young Composers’ Prize is Jasper Eaglesfield. The shortlist of 3 pieces was performed by the Bristol Ensemble under John Pickard at Sunday’s Beyond The Menagerie… concert at St. George’s, Bristol.
Julian Leeks, Sound World Director said, “All of the shortlisted pieces were great and the feedback from the audience about them has been absolutely fantastic. But Jasper’s piece was really quite special and he’s a worthy winner of the competition.”
“I’m sure he’ll go on to do great things and we’ll all follow his progress with interest.”
It’s with great pleasure that we welcome Sir James MacMillan as our second contributor to our recommendations page Sound World Sounds. His choice, Martyrs – Gaelic Psalm from the islands of NW Scotland. Its extraordinary combination of the individual and the congregational has a transcendental beauty unlike anything we have ever heard before.
To hear James’ recommendation click here and please feel free to leave a comment.
We are pleased to announce that Amazon users can now support Sound World, at no cost, when shopping at Amazon.
AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features as Amazon.co.uk. The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable organisation of your choice.
To support us via Amazon Smile register here and choose Sound World as your charity.
We will shortly be launching Sound World Sounds a new, regular feature in which leading music professionals (often with a Sound World connection) talk briefly about music that they love. Check in here every month (or look for #SoundWorldSounds on social media) for everything from exciting, vibrant new sound worlds to fresh perspectives and personal reflections on repertoire classics.
Starting this month with Roxanna Panufnik
With Bristol Ensemble at St. George’s 22nd September. A great chance to revisit some of the best commissions from the first five years of NMSW (including highlights from the delightful “A Modern Menagerie” by John Pickard, Michael Ellison, Anna Meredith and Geoff Poole) alongside work by Roxanna Panufnik and James MacMillan and repertoire classics (Dance Macabre and Hoedown).
Click here for more info.
We are delighted to announce the launch of In The Steps of Apollo: from the first Moon landing to the Universe beyond…
This stunning audio-visual show celebrating the 59th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing has been created by Sound World in collaboration with the planetarium team at We The Curious. The show features 5 wonderful, specially commissioned string quartets and premières at WTC on Saturday, 20th July.
We’re pleased to announce the 2019 Sound World Young Composers’ Prize. Free to enter and open to school age composers from across the UK, it’s a great opportunity for young composers to have their work played by professional musicians at a major, high-profile concert. For more info please click here.