Portfolio

 

Sound and Music’s Portfolio scheme provides a key development opportunity for composers to create new work with and for some of the UK’s leading ensembles and presenters of new music. Portfolio enables them to develop their portfolio of compositions and gain vital artistic and practical insight and experience in working with professional ensembles and presenting organisations, and delivering new work to public audiences.

About the Programme

Following the success of our Embedded Composer-in-Residence programme, it was clear that there was a need for a similar opportunity on a smaller scale. So we created Portfolio. We issued our first call for Portfolio in November 2012 and since then twenty-five composers have been working hard with professional ensembles each to create a short new work. See more about the pairings below.

Sound and Music’s Portfolio scheme provides a key development opportunity for composers to create new work with and for some of the UK’s leading ensembles and presenters of new music. Portfolio enables them to develop their portfolio of compositions and gain vital artistic and practical insight and experience in working with professional ensembles and presenting organisations, and delivering new work to public audiences.

Selected composers are invited to develop a small-scale, short new work for a collaborative partner. These are developed through a series of workshops during which the composer will work in close collaboration with the performers supported by an experienced composer mentor. The process culminates in a public performance of the new work within the ensemble’s performance schedule.

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Current Portfolio Composers


Portfolio: Sounding Motion

Lawrence Dunn, Elo Masing and Alex Roth are the composers working with collaborative multi-arts company Sounding Motion.

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Portfolio: Kuljit Bhamra

Sarah Sayeed, Pete Yelding & Laura Reid are working with pioneer of British Bhangra Kuljit Bhamra.

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Portfolio: Mu:Arts

Nick Morrish Rarity and Andrew Thomas are working with Mu:Arts writing new works inspired by Japanese noh theatre.

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Previous Portfolio Composers

Chandra Chapman, Artur Vidal and Dan Scott with the Bohman Brothers and Richard Thomas
Ben Tassie, Chris Roe, Eugene Birman and Lee Westwood with Aluminium Music and Joby Burgess
Chloe Knibbs, Daniel Kidane and Edward Nesbitt with The Riot Ensemble
Pia Palme, Luke Nickel, Michael Perrett and Charlie Usher with EXAUDI
Seth Bennett, Rachel Musson, Shelly Knotts, Julie Kjaer, Shaun Blezard and Anton Hunter with Steve Beresford
Eloise Gynn, Lee Westwood and Clay Gold with MUSARC
Egidija Medeksaite, Eugene Birman, Michael Cryne with Ruthless Jabiru
Beatrice Dillon and Matthias Kispert with Wet Sounds
Bernard Hughes, Sarah Lianne Lewis and Na'ama Zisser with Juice
Benjamin Gait, Ben Gaunt, Charlotte Harding and Patrick Jones with Ensemble 10:10
Kate Whitley, Sakoto Doi-Luck and Kim Ashton with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment


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