A Sound World podcast will be airing at 3pm today on Noods Radio (https://www.noodsradio.com) With SW director Julian Leeks interviewing members of Bristol Ensemble, Nico Muhly and Andy Keenan and talking about our Fund for Freelance Musicians. With specially composed new music by Sadie Harrison, Dame Evelyn Glennie, Graham Fitkin and more…
A big thank you to the many generous supporters who have helped us break the £3000 barrier. The campaign is still live with some great rewards including exclusive pre-release downloads of new music by Nico Muhly, Dame Evelyn Glennie, Gavin Bryars and others.
We’re seeking to raise £7000 to employ freelance musicians, whose livelihoods have been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic.
This isn’t about charity hand outs. Rather, it focuses on creating something genuinely positive and valuable out of a terrible situation. It solves an immediate financial crisis through a wonderful, collaborative, artistic endeavour. It will make a real difference to the participants, not just in material terms, but to their wellbeing and mental health.
As part of our Beethoven250! celebrations we are inviting young composers (25 and under) to submit works written in response to pieces by Beethoven.
The best will be selected for performance at our annual St. George’s concert in September.
For full details please visit our Opportunities page.
Brilliant, internationally renowned percussionist and Sound World patron Dame Evelyn Glennie joins Sir James MacMillan, Roxanna Panufnik, Howard Skempton and Anna Meredith as a contributor to our Sound World Sounds recommendations page. To find out what she picked, please click here.
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.