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Sound and Music are supporting nine new grass roots event-series and festivals of new music for 2014/15.
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.
12/10/2014 - 1/11/2014
Go Compose! is a national initiative to create opportunities for young composers to develop their skills. We have activities in Hertfordshire and Aberdeenshire during October.
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.
Alex McLean
3 July - 26 September
A series of diverse "live coding" related events across the country, curated by Alex McLean.
20 September 2014
Hideous Porta is a concert series conceived to fill the gap of a regular London monthly programme promoting new music. It emphasises carefully curated events focusing on the presentation of electronic and acoustic experiments.
part wild horses mane on both sides
7 August - 3 October
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.
francis chagrin
Call now live with a deadline noon 14th October 2014
The first of two calls for Francis Chagrin Award is now open, with a deadline 14th October. The Award is designed to help towards the costs associated with creating new work. Apply now!
Deadline Noon Monday 29th September 2014
Sound and Music is delighted to announce the call for works for World Music Days 2015 - Slovenia is now open
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 & 26-28 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.
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.
Sound and Music conducted a survey to find out the realities facing composers today. Our findings have been included in this report.
Tuesday 23 September // 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.
EXAUDI
Sound and Music is delighted to be partnering with EXAUDI along with three other partners for Portfolio 2014-15.
Sound and Music is delighted to be partnering with the Bohman Brothers along with three other partners for Portfolio 2014-15.