NEXT WAVE: ALBUM
In partnership with Sound and Music, this collection of commissions features works by 12 composers studying in Higher Education. All 12 pieces were recorded in August 2014 at Surrey University, and workshops and mentoring sessions took place across the summer.
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NEXT WAVE: WORKSHOPS
NEXT WAVE: STUDENT COMPOSER FEEDBACK
'It’s been such an incredible opportunity so I am very grateful to Sound and Music and NMC; they’ve been brilliant – really supportive all the way through.'
'To have exposure and support with the Huddersfield festival is certainly beneficial to further the career of the composers here.'
'Overall, it has been a really great programme. I have gotten to meet my contemporary composers who are starting out at about the same sort of position I am in. Quite often it can be quite isolating, so it’s been really good meeting other young composers and talking to them.'
'It’s been an excellent opportunity and having a mentor throughout the whole process has really helped me get to grips with having to produce proper parts, particularly for recording – things need to be really clear to run smoothly.'
'It’s essential. I think nowadays so, so many composers are out there; so many very, very good composers out there my age; and it’s really hard to get experience with professional musicians.'
'You can be working away for decades and have very little contact with the best of the best, so for Sound and Music and NMC to come in and give 12 very lucky composers this opportunity is amazing.'
'This is the best opportunity I have had as a composer, without a doubt.'
'It’s been brilliant and David [Horne] has been fantastic. It’s been a wonderful opportunity and I have got so much out of it and it was really well conceived.'
'I learned a lot from my mentor Richard [Baker] and working with big ensembles especially is an amazing experience. For young composers it really is a wonderful experience.'
In partnership with Sound and Music.
Next Wave receives generous support from:
Angus Allnatt Charitable Foundation
The Fenton Arts Trust
The Garrick Charitable Trust
The Helen Hamlyn Trust
Help Musicians UK
Lord and Lady Lurgan Trust
Samuel Gardner Memorial Trust
Stanley Picker Trust
The Steel Charitable Trust