Adopt a Composer 2015
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.
Minute of Listening
Minute of Listening is a new initiative for primary schools encouraging pupils and teachers to engage in 60 seconds of focused listening each day. Collection #2 is now available - download it here: www.minuteoflistening.org.
Taking inspiration from Xenakis' creative approach, Arborescent events showcase interpretations of specially commissioned graphic scores created by architects, musicians and visual artists, questioning the traditional role of 'composer'.
Usurp Art Gallery presents two dynamic, ensemble performances, exploring perceptual concepts of chance, time, listening and humour, and the breadth and parameters of improvisational approaches in new music.