Sarah Sayeed selected as new British Music Collection Curator!

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We are delighted to announce that Sarah Sayeed has been selected to curate the next digital exhibition for the Google Cultural Institute, inspired by the records held in the British Music Collection

She will be exploring sound, diversity and internationalism through the ears and sound of women who have lived and created work in Britain.

Sarah Sayeed is a writer/performer who has grown up on a musical diet of Tagore, Motown and electronica.

Performing nationally and internationally with shows to include Samson and Delilah, Sydney Festival, BBC Mela, Brighton Fringe and DePercussion.Trained in Indian classical techniques with maestro Swati Natekar, she has released work through Public Transit Recordings and her own single Black Is independently. Described by Bobby Friction as a ‘360 degree conscious artist’ Sarah has completed her debut album The Elements, due for future general release. Sarah is currently one half of new folk electronica duet, Myth of Her.

Sarah participated on Sound and Music's Portfolio project with Kulji Bhamra where selected composers developed their skills in writing for tabla, percussion and harp, using the notation system developed by Kuljit himself. More here>>

Sarah Sayeed said: 

"The google online exhibition with Sound and Music is a space for new thinking and exploration on the diverse voices within British music. It aims to be a platform whereby women composers on this particular platform can share candid and personal stories on the concept that Sound Travels. 

I am excited about the potential conversations with women composers in the UK, to hear their stories and to collate and curate the wealth of their material. This is a unique opportunity to firmly place women composers and the music of women from diverse backgrounds on a mainstream, accessible platform. "

Find out more about Sarah here: Vimeo / British Music Collection profile/ Sound and Music Q+A /Soundcloud

See what other curators have discovered... Have a browse though previous exhibitions on our channel


The British Music Collection

The British Music Collection is a remarkable resource consisting of over 60, 000 scores and recordings from 20th/21st century composers as well as countless correspondences, books, photos, newspaper articles and miscellany. Based at the University of Huddersfield, it is made accessible worldwide via an online interface that has recently been redesigned and refreshed, making it easier to use, discover and share findings and profiles. 

Regular ‘Spotlight’ articles, curated by the new music community, bring the archive to life, pulling out the stories and voices locked within.  

Find out more about the British Music Collection

The Google Cultural Institute helps preserve and promote culture online.

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