Portfolio Autumn 2015

Deadline: noon Thursday 16 July 2015
Produced by: 
Sound and Music / Kuljit Bhamra

17 July 2015 - Calls are now closed for this opportunity.

18th June 2015 - Calls for Portfolio Autumn are now open

Kiljit BhamraWe’re ecstatic to partner with one of the most inspiring musicians in the British Asian music scene, previous Artistic Director of the Society for the Promotion of New Music, Kuljit Bhamra. Kuljit is perhaps best known as one of the pioneers of British Bhangra and for his unique tabla technique. 

This is a wide-ranging and varied opportunity for up to four composers to develop their skills in writing for tabla, percussion and harp, using the notation system developed by Kuljit. Composers will spend time working with, and have new works premiered by him. 

“The tabla is a unique musical instrument: a pair of drums which respond to the most rapid gesture and capture the most delicate nuance of articulation”  writes Kuljit Bhamra. “The responsiveness of the tabla encourages an intimate union between instrument and player, a relationship that places the tabla at the centre of the Indian classical tradition.” 

You can find out more about this opportunity with the Portfolio Autumn call document.
Apply online by the deadline noon Thursday 16 July 2015.

Call closes noon Thursday 16 July

About the Programme

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 work 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 leading UK organisation, performers, or performer. 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 performer’s performance schedule. 

Calls are now closed for this opportunity.


Calls are open for Portfolio Autumn 2015


Deadline: Noon Thursday 16th July
Call document
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