The year-long Adopt a Music Creator project matches vocal and instrumental music groups from the vibrant leisure-time music scene with some of the UK’s most promising composers, culminating in a première performance and broadcast on BBC Radio 3. This unique scheme challenges both music groups and composers to work together to create a brand new piece of music.
For more information for our current programme and new applications, please visit Adopt a Music Creator.
We are delighted to announce the Adopt a Music Creator pairings for 2020/21 below:
Paired with Aberdeenshire Saxophone Orchestra and Ugie Voices
Ben Lunn is the winner of two Scottish New Music Awards for his work with Hebrides Ensemble and Drake Music Scotland. Lunn is associate artist for Drake Music and Drake Music Scotland, and Trainee Artistic Director of the Hebrides Ensemble.
Paired with Fulham Brass Band
After an undergraduate degree at RNCM, Florence took an extended break from composition, resuming in 2018 as part of a radical transformation of her life. Since then she’s enjoyed significant worldwide success, with her compositions performed around the world by leading soloists and ensembles.
Paired with Newcastle-under-Lyme Community Orchestra
Charlotte Marlow is a composer originally from the North East, now residing in Todmorden, Yorkshire. Her foremost creative interests lie in collaborative performance practice and ways of challenging and engaging with gender narrative on-stage.
Paired with The Phoenix Voices
Lucy Callen is a composer, conductor and multi-instrumentalist currently working with Septura, Horsham Symphony Orchestra and London Sinfonietta. She finds it important to collaborate closely with musicians, often building her music through aleatoric devices and drawing on influences from medieval material and folksong.
Paired with Bury St. Edmund's Concert Band
Litha Efthymiou is a composer of contemporary classical music whose work has been supported by Arts Council England, Wellcome Trust, Hinrichsen Foundation and RVW Trust. Her work has been performed in venues such as Kings Place, Sounthbank Centre, Royal Albert Hall, and Handel and Hendrix in London.
Paired with Hepton Singers
Fergus Hall is a composer, musician and improviser from the west of Scotland. He has written works for improvising ensembles, large jazz works based on Scottish poetry and a range of chamber and electroacoustic works. Fergus is a graduate of the University of Glasgow (Bmus) and the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (Mmus).
Paired with Monmouth Male Voice Choir (CoDI project, Wales)
Eloise Gynn’s music has been described as ‘ethereal, glowering, soft edged and ruminative’. She has had works performed by the London Sinfonietta, Hebrides Ensemble, Berkeley Ensemble and the London Symphony Orchestra, whose recording of Sakura has been released on LSO Live.