Giving Tuesday: the Debut Disco

1st December 2021

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Yesterday was Giving Tuesday, a global day to celebrate charities and charitable giving. For this year’s Giving Tuesday, we spoke to all of the NMC Debut Disc composers, past and future, and asked them to give us their listening recommendations.

From their answers, we made a little quiz which we shared on social media - the winners of the quiz were given free copies of Debut Disc CDs! 

You can check out a playlist of tracks recommended by the composers below. Why not try and match the track to the composer? Or answer a couple of the quiz questions yourself? Such as:

  • Which of our Debut Disc composers do you think chose a track by Missy Elliott as their favourite piece of popular music – and reminisced about wild nights dancing to her songs when explaining their pick?
  • Which composer chose the track that was recorded the longest time ago?
  • Which composer described their track very poetically: “Statement. Character. Silence. How time is played. How space is occupied”?

Track recommendations were given by...

Richard Causton, Sam Hayden, David Fennessy, Ryan Latimer, Edmund Finnis , Joanna Bailie, Linda Buckley, Martin Suckling, Freya Waley-Cohen, Ailís Ní Ríain, Helen Grime, Mark Bowden, Philip Venables, Ben Foskett, Dai Fujikura, Huw Watkins, Josephine Stephenson, and Tom Coult.

Debut Discs is NMC’s acclaimed showcase series for gifted composers from Britain and Ireland who are yet to have released a full album dedicated to their music. To date, through Debut Discs we have supported 20 critically-acclaimed releases since 2012.

We know there is still a large demand for this opportunity from a diverse group of composers, especially those at the start of their careers, and to address this we are delighted to be continuing the series. 

We are currently seeking support from individuals towards the costs of producing and releasing a further 8 albums in the series, which will be recorded and released between 2021 and 2024. 

Find out more about how you can give and support NMC's work promoting and preserving new music, such as through the Debut Discs series, through clicking the links below.

Support NMC
Find out more about Debut discs
Our debut discs appeal

NMC's Discover platform is created in partnership with  ISM Trust.

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