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Sound and Music are supporting nine new grass roots event-series and festivals of new music for 2014/15.
SOUNDkitchen
23 May - 28 November
SOUNDkitchen commissions two artists that have not previously worked together to devise a collaborative performance with the aim to provide artists with an opportunity to experiment, test new ideas and take a few artistic risks.
18 November - 17 December
This autumn, Ripsaw Catfish will assemble ad hoc ensembles ('shoals') of improvising musicians from locations across the UK to play spontaneous sets of new music informed by, incorporating or ignoring the Ripsaw Catfish composed material.
Penned in the Margins
17 July - 7 October
A remarkable new performance work is hitting the UK in 2014 - bringing together the unequivocal talents of Franco-Norwegian poet Caroline Bergvall with the experimental soundscapes of Norwegian percussionist Ingar Zach.
3-12 October 2014
Sound and Music is delighted that the UK will be represented by Robert Rusconi at the ISCM World Music Days in Vienna, Bratislava and Košice this November
Alex McLean
3 July - 26 September
A series of diverse "live coding" related events across the country, curated by Alex McLean.
part wild horses mane on both sides
7 August - 14 September
Manchester ritualistic improvisers/sound artists Kelly Jayne Jones and Pascal Nichols, aka part wild horses mane on both sides, present 'Conduit of the bottomless submundane': an installation-performance work.
Friday 5 September 7 - 10pm
Be the first to hear Scanner’s new immersive sound installation 'Bridging the World', inspired by 'Bridge', a Museum of London Docklands exhibition.
Summer 2014
Living Symphonies is a musical composition which portrays the thriving activity of the forest’s wildlife, plants and atmospheric conditions, it creates a never-ending symphony heard amongst the forest itself.
Dead Rat Orchestra
28 July - 16 August 2014
With support from Sound and Music, and The Canal and Rivers Trust in August 2014 Dead Rat Orchestra will undertake a unique tour across the canals and waterways of Southern England.
Size Zero Opera - Women Box
7 - 8 August
Size Zero Opera creates innovative and contemporary opera with emerging individuals in exciting and challenging ways.
Music We'd Like To Hear
4 - 18 July
Cult underground concert series Music We'd Like to Hear returns to celebrate its 10th season, with three rich and diverse programmes of rarities, revivals and nine UK premieres.
11 July
An afternoon of performances, discussions and presentations bringing together established composers, leading academics, music practitioners and young people.
Hugs Bison streaming
Saturday 5th - Sunday 6th July 2014
Some of the most innovative digital producers, musicians, programmers and curators join together for a weekend of talks and discussions to discuss how composers working today can harness new opportunities presented by digital technology.
Applications close 29 July 2014
Sound and Music is seeking to develop a touring programme across England that reflects a breadth of scale and style. In July 2014, we are looking for proposals to develop our Touring programme for 2015-2016 and beyond.
If Wet... in your village hall
21 - 29 June
‘If Wet’ is part show and tell, part test bed, part salon; a place for artists to showcase their latest sonic works and research.
Tuesday 17 June // London
The Creative Data Club is a place for anyone interested in using data in new and interesting ways.
Portfolio improvisers at Mopomoso
15 June
In a break from their usual programming Mopomoso presents an intriguing ʻconcert in two halvesʼ with the first half from the Portfolio Improvisers group and the second featuring three fine guitar players from the UK, France and Canada.
Deadline: Noon 9 July 2014
Sound and Music is delighted to be partnering with EXAUDI along with three other partners for Portfolio 2014-15.
Deadline: Noon 9 July 2014
Sound and Music is delighted to be partnering with the Bohman Brothers along with three other partners for Portfolio 2014-15.
Deadline: Noon 9 July 2014
Sound and Music is delighted to be partnering with The Riot Ensemble along with three other partners for Portfolio 2014-15.
Deadline: Noon 2 July 2014
Sound and Music is delighted to be partnering with Joby Burgess (Aluminium Music) along with three other partners for Portfolio 2014-15.
adopt a composer emerging composer opportunity residency
Deadline: 13 June 2014
Applications now open for Adopt a Composer, which pairs amateur choirs, orchestras, and ensembles with a composer for one year. It is funded by PRS for Music Foundation and run by Making Music, in association with Sound and Music and BBC Radio 3.
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Throughout 2014
Sound and Music and NMC Recordings have launched a programme to showcase talented composers studying in higher education.