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Are you interested in listening? In extraordinary new music? In composers, artists and ideas?

Then get ready to dive in and enjoy unique access to some of the most exciting stories and sounds.

Welcome to a brand new series of The Sound and Music Podcast: a place where extraordinary and eclectic new music is brought to life by the people who make it.

Join our CEO Susanna Eastburn MBE and composer Des Oliver in this new podcast series as they explore conversations and music following interviews with some of the most exciting living composers.

Interested in getting involved with the podcast? Email us at

The podcast is produced by Michael Umney (Resonance FM) and mixed by Chris Bartholomew, with our theme tune composed by Rob Bentall.

Episode 9: Climate: Emergency

Composers Blythe PepinoRocky Dawuni and Emily Hall share their music and thoughts exploring activism in the climate crisis. 

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Episode 10: Climate: Place

Composers Hanna TuulikkiColin Riley and Dai Fujikura share their music and thoughts exploring the importance of place in music. 

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Episode 9: Climate: Emergency

Daniel Kidane, Clarice Assad, Lei Liang and Evelien van den Broek share their music and thoughts exploring the climate emergency in music. 

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Episode 8: Queerness

Composers Reeta LoiMichael Wolters and Maya-Leigh Rosenwasser share their music and thoughts exploring queerness in music.

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Episode 7: Distractions

Composers Neil Luck, India Jordan and David Austin Grey share their music and thoughts on the place of distractions in the process of creating music.

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Episode 6: Offerings

Richard Ayres, Hannah Catherine Jones and Errollyn Wallen share their music and thoughts exploring the gift of making music with and for other people.

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Episode 5: Invitations

Shabaka Hutchings, Alwynne Pritchard and Oliver Leith share their music and thoughts exploring the nature of the human relationships which shape the music they make.

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Episode 4: Portals

Composers Anthony R. GreenNathan Riki Thomson and Amble Skuse explore what music might mean beyond just sounds, and how we connect to each other and the world through the act of making music.

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Episode 1: Time

We hear what Gerald BarryMatthew Shlomowitz, and Joanna Ward have to say on taste, is there such a thing as bad music, and is all musical taste solely cultural?

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Episode 2: Inspiration

Listen to composers Richard RijnvosCassandra Miller, and Supriya Nagarajan talk about and share their music and thoughts on what inspires them, from gardening to lullabies.

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Episode 1: Time

We invite composers Jem FinerElaine Mitchener, and Chaya Czernowin to share their music and thoughts exploring the theme of time, timelessness, and history.

Listen to Episode 1