We support composers to grow and engage new audiences and communities across the UK. To share their ideas, celebrate new ways of making and highlight the diversity of individuals working today.
Our online platforms, artist-led events, digital commissions and data-driven campaigns aim to challenge perceptions, increase access and enable more people to enjoy new music.
Composer-Curator closed in 2022. For those who are interested in exploring artist-led touring please visit our In Motion programme.
We would like to thank all the composers, partners and communities who were involved in the creation of hundreds of outstanding projects, across the UK.
Every day new composers join our digital archive, becoming part of national platform that showcases music and sound.
We commission a diverse range of guest curators, contributors and collaborators, to explore the collection and the stories behind the music.
From DIY festivals, to premiers, sound installations and experimental club nights, alongside feature blogs, playlists and mixtapes from the people at the heart of the scene, we bring together the extraordinary events and activity happening across the UK.
Our purpose is simple, to support those producing events, and to help them share their work with new audiences.
Get ready to dive in and enjoy unique access to some of the most exciting stories and sounds in new music.
Featuring composers Anthony R. Green, Amble Skuse, Nathan Riki Thomson, Jem Finer, Elaine Mitchener, Chaya Czernowin, Richard Rijnvos, Cassandra Miller, Supriya Nagarajan, Gerald Barry, Matthew Shlomowitz, and Joanna Ward.
Want to listen deeper? Experience a Composer Masterclass? Watch our digital commissions? Then check out our YouTube channel.
Featuring young composers from our Composition School, our New Music Labs series and artists from across our programmes, get ready to explore AI computer music, Identity and Aesthetics, Climate. Sound. Change and much more.
Alongside the British Music Collection digital archive, many physical items can be found at our partner site in Heritage Quay, at the University of Huddersfield.
This physical collection contains over 60,000 scores, recordings and artifacts from 20th/ 21st century British music – relating to our founder organisations including British Music Information Centre, SPNM and Sonic Arts Network.
For over a decade, we have supported some of the most exciting, visionary, and experimental composers in the UK; working across genres to discover their potential and push the boundaries of modern composition.
From electronica, jazz, folk, improvisation, traditional musics and much more these individuals make music and sound that shapes the modern world.