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NMC believes that new music is a dynamic and engaging art.  It seeks to discover and share exceptional work that inspires and challenges by:

  • producing high quality recordings of outstanding work by British composers
  • working with leading artists and ensembles
  • promoting these recordings to expand worldwide audiences for contemporary music
  • preserving this creativity for generations to come

Read NMC's 2012/13 Annual Review.

 

 

Funding awards

  • 2012-2013: £40,000
  • 2013-2014: £40,000
  • 2014-2015: £40,000

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Ji Sun Yang on Next Wave

Ji Sun Yang talks about her experience on the Next Wave programme. Her piece 'KAIROI' is available on the Next Wave album featuring: 1. Weiwei Jin: Sterna Paradisaea, Returning 2. Maya Verlaak: All Verlaak's Music is Alouette 3. Eugene Birman: The winter desert of my silences 4. Edwin Hillier: hibeh 5. Ji Sun Yang: KAIROI 6. Georgia Rodgers: partial filter 7. Ben Gaunt: Filling Rubin's Vase 8. Michael Cutting: I AM A STRANGE LOOP III 9. Oliver Christophe Leith: hand coloured 10. Barnaby Hollington: Velvet Revolution 11. Paul McGuire: Panels 12. Ryan Latimer: Moby Dick Artists: London Sinfonietta, Loré Lixenberg, Sarah Nicolls, Oren Marshall, Garry Walker, Sound Intermedia Purchase the album here: http://www.nmcrec.co.uk/recording/next-wave

Oliver Christoph Leith on Next Wave

Oliver Christoph Leith talks about his experience on the Next Wave programme. His piece 'hand coloured' is available on the Next Wave album featuring: 1. Weiwei Jin: Sterna Paradisaea, Returning 2. Maya Verlaak: All Verlaak's Music is Alouette 3. Eugene Birman: The winter desert of my silences 4. Edwin Hillier: hibeh 5. Ji Sun Yang: KAIROI 6. Georgia Rodgers: partial filter 7. Ben Gaunt: Filling Rubin's Vase 8. Michael Cutting: I AM A STRANGE LOOP III 9. Oliver Christophe Leith: hand coloured 10. Barnaby Hollington: Velvet Revolution 11. Paul McGuire: Panels 12. Ryan Latimer: Moby Dick Artists: London Sinfonietta, Loré Lixenberg, Sarah Nicolls, Oren Marshall, Garry Walker, Sound Intermedia Purchase the album here: http://www.nmcrec.co.uk/recording/next-wave

Edwin Hillier on Next Wave

Edwin Hillier talks about his experience on the Next Wave programme. His piece 'hibeh' is available on the Next Wave album featuring: 1. Weiwei Jin: Sterna Paradisaea, Returning 2. Maya Verlaak: All Verlaak's Music is Alouette 3. Eugene Birman: The winter desert of my silences 4. Edwin Hillier: hibeh 5. Ji Sun Yang: KAIROI 6. Georgia Rodgers: partial filter 7. Ben Gaunt: Filling Rubin's Vase 8. Michael Cutting: I AM A STRANGE LOOP III 9. Oliver Christophe Leith: hand coloured 10. Barnaby Hollington: Velvet Revolution 11. Paul McGuire: Panels 12. Ryan Latimer: Moby Dick Artists: London Sinfonietta, Loré Lixenberg, Sarah Nicolls, Oren Marshall, Garry Walker, Sound Intermedia Download the album here: http://www.nmcrec.co.uk/recording/next-wave

Georgia Rodgers on Next Wave

Georgia Rodgers talks about her experience on the Next Wave programme. Her piece 'partial filter' is available on the Next Wave album featuring: 1. Weiwei Jin: Sterna Paradisaea, Returning 2. Maya Verlaak: All Verlaak's Music is Alouette 3. Eugene Birman: The winter desert of my silences 4. Edwin Hillier: hibeh 5. Ji Sun Yang: KAIROI 6. Georgia Rodgers: partial filter 7. Ben Gaunt: Filling Rubin's Vase 8. Michael Cutting: I AM A STRANGE LOOP III 9. Oliver Christophe Leith: hand coloured 10. Barnaby Hollington: Velvet Revolution 11. Paul McGuire: Panels 12. Ryan Latimer: Moby Dick Artists: London Sinfonietta, Loré Lixenberg, Sarah Nicolls, Oren Marshall, Garry Walker, Sound Intermedia Download the album here: http://www.nmcrec.co.uk/recording/next-wave

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Paul McGuire on Next Wave

Paul McGuire talks about his experience on the Next Wave programme. His piece 'Panels' is available on the Next Wave album featuring: 1. Weiwei Jin: Sterna Paradisaea, Returning 2. Maya Verlaak: All Verlaak's Music is Alouette 3. Eugene Birman: The winter desert of my silences 4. Edwin Hillier: hibeh 5. Ji Sun Yang: KAIROI 6. Georgia Rodgers: partial filter 7. Ben Gaunt: Filling Rubin's Vase 8. Michael Cutting: I AM A STRANGE LOOP III 9. Oliver Christophe Leith: hand coloured 10. Barnaby Hollington: Velvet Revolution 11. Paul McGuire: Panels 12. Ryan Latimer: Moby Dick Artists: London Sinfonietta, Loré Lixenberg, Sarah Nicolls, Oren Marshall, Garry Walker, Sound Intermedia Download the album here: http://www.nmcrec.co.uk/recording/next-wave

Charlotte Bray: At the Speed of Stillness

Charlotte Bray: At the Speed of Stillness Extract from track 1: At the Speed of Stillness Available on NMC as CD or download: http://www.nmcrec.co.uk/recording/speed-stillness 'At the Speed of Stillness' is part of the NMC Debut Discs series. Find out more: http://www.nmcrec.co.uk/debut-discs

Ben Gaunt on Next Wave

Ben Gaunt talks about his experience on the Next Wave programme. His piece 'Filling Rubin's Vase' is available on the Next Wave album featuring: 1. Weiwei Jin: Sterna Paradisaea, Returning 2. Maya Verlaak: All Verlaak's Music is Alouette 3. Eugene Birman: The winter desert of my silences 4. Edwin Hillier: hibeh 5. Ji Sun Yang: KAIROI 6. Georgia Rodgers: partial filter 7. Ben Gaunt: Filling Rubin's Vase 8. Michael Cutting: I AM A STRANGE LOOP III 9. Oliver Christophe Leith: hand coloured 10. Barnaby Hollington: Velvet Revolution 11. Paul McGuire: Panels 12. Ryan Latimer: Moby Dick Artists: London Sinfonietta, Loré Lixenberg, Sarah Nicolls, Oren Marshall, Garry Walker, Sound Intermedia Purchase the album here: http://www.nmcrec.co.uk/recording/next-wave

Next Wave Trailer

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 at Surrey University, and workshops and mentoring sessions took place across the summer. All 12 works are available as a download album only including: 1. Weiwei Jin: Sterna Paradisaea, Returning 2. Maya Verlaak: All Verlaak's Music is Alouette 3. Eugene Birman: The winter desert of my silences 4. Edwin Hillier: hibeh 5. Ji Sun Yang: KAIROI 6. Georgia Rodgers: partial filter 7. Ben Gaunt: Filling Rubin's Vase 8. Michael Cutting: I AM A STRANGE LOOP III 9. Oliver Christophe Leith: hand coloured 10. Barnaby Hollington: Velvet Revolution 11. Paul McGuire: Panels 12. Ryan Latimer: Moby Dick Artists: London Sinfonietta, Loré Lixenberg, Sarah Nicolls, Oren Marshall, Garry Walker, Sound Intermedia Purchase the album here: http://www.nmcrec.co.uk/recording/next-wave

John Tavener: Akhmatova Requiem

John Tavener: Akhmatova Requiem Extract from track 16: Akhmatova Requiem: XV http://www.nmcrec.co.uk/recording/akhmatova-requiem Release date: 29 September 2014

Gerald Barry: The Importance of Being Earnest

Gerald Barry: The Importance of Being Earnest Extract from Act II: Jack: ‘And this is what you call Bunburying!?’ http://www.nmcrec.co.uk/recording/importance-being-earnest Release date: 22 September 2014

Helen Grime: Night Songs

Helen Grime: Night Songs Extract from track 1: Virga NMC D199 - Debut Discs series http://www.nmcrec.co.uk/recording/night-songs Available 22 September 2014

Judith Weir: The Vanishing Bridegroom

Judith Weir The Vanishing Bridegroom Extract from Track 1 - The Inheritance: The Deathbed NMC D196 Out 21 July 2014 http://www.nmcrec.co.uk/recording/vanishing-bridegroom

Ben Foskett - Dinosaur

Ben Foskett - Dinosaur Cinq Chansons à Hurle-Vent - Track 1: Emily NMC D195 http://www.nmcrec.co.uk/recording/dinosaur Release Date 23 June 2014

Larry Goves - Just stuff people do

Larry Goves Things that are blue, things that are white and things that are black. - Extract from tack 1: Things that are blue... http://www.nmcrec.co.uk/recording/just-stuff-people-do

Harrison Birtwistle: Gawain

Harrison Birtwistle Gawain - Extract from track 16: Act 1, Gawain Decapitates Green Knight NMCD200 http://nmcrec.co.uk/recording/gawain Artists: Marie Angel, soprano, Morgan le Fay Anne Howells mezzo, soprano, Lady de Hautdesert Francois Le Roux, baritone, Gawain John Tomlinson, bass baritone, The Green Knight / Bertilak de Hautdesert Penelope Walmsley-Clark, soprano, Guinevere Richard Greager, tenor, Arthur Omar Ebrahim, baritone, The Fool Alan Ewing, bass, Agravain John Marsden, tenor, Ywain Kevin Smith, countertenor, Bishop Baldwin The Royal Opera Chorus Orchestra of the Royal Opera House / Elgar Howarth Out 19 May, 2014 on NMC Recordings: http://www.nmcrec.co.uk

John Casken - Orion over Farne

John Casken Violin Concerto - Extract from track 1: Appassionato NMCD189 http://www.nmcrec.co.uk/recording/orion-over-farne Artists:Sophia Jaffe Halle Orchestra / Markus Stenz Out 21 April, 2014 on NMC Recordings: http://www.nmcrec.co.uk

Richard Causton - Millennium Scenes

Richard Causton Millennium Scenes - Extract from track 3: Dance NMCD192 http://www.nmcrec.co.uk/recording/millennium-scenes Artists: Halle / Nicholas Collon Birmingham Contemporary Music Group / Ryan Wigglesworth, Gerry Cornelius Out 3 March, 2014 on NMC Recordings: http://www.nmcrec.co.uk

Mark-Anthony Turnage - UNDANCE

Mark-Anthony Turnage UNDANCE - Track 3: To fall / to climb NMCD194 http://nmcrec.co.uk/recording/undance Artists: UNDANCE Band / Tim Murray Rambert Orchestra / Paul Hoskins Out 31 March, 2014 on NMC Recordings: http://www.nmcrec.co.uk

Harrison Birtwistle: Duet3 (Sinfonietta Shorts)

Composer Sir Harrison Birtwistle discusses his piece for bassoon and cor anglais written for the principal players of the London Sinfonietta Visit our project page for more information: http://www.nmcrec.co.uk/sinfonietta-shorts

Jonathan Harvey: Little Duo (Sinfonietta Shorts)

London Sinfonietta's Chief Executive Andrew Burke talks about Jonathan Harvey's work for the Sinfonietta Shorts series. Visit our project page for more information: http://www.nmcrec.co.uk/sinfonietta-shorts By kind permission of Faber Music. Performing materials available on special sale, please contact hire@fabermusic.com

Dai Fujikura: es (Sinfonietta Shorts)

Composer Dai Fujikura discusses his piece for double bass written for the principal players of the London Sinfonietta. Visit our project page for more information: http://www.nmcrec.co.uk/sinfonietta-shorts

Sir Mark Elder discusses his new Hallé recording on NMC.

Gramophone's James Jolly interviews Sir Mark Elder about the premiere recordings on NMC of works from the 1930s and 40s for wartime radio broadcast, featuring actor Samuel West and the Halle orchestra. Britten to America is released on NMC 8 December 2013. http://www.nmcrec.co.uk/recording/britten-america Samuel West narrator Andrew Kennedy tenor Jean Rigby mezzo-soprano Mary Carewe mezzo-soprano Ex Cathedra / Jeffrey Skidmore conductor Mervyn Cooke, Lucy walker piano Matthew Dickinson percussion Huw Watkins piano Harry Ogg assistant conductor Hallé / Sir Mark Elder conductor What better way to mark the end of Britten's centenary than release some unrecorded works, the majority of which haven't been heard since they were performed in the 1940s. This is Britten with a difference - there are blues numbers, jazz, a 'Tibetan' chant, a Bach chorale and even a ukulele player. Britten made the hazardous journey from the United States back to England in the spring of 1942. Within a few weeks he had face a Tribunal exempting him from military service as a conscientious objector. In his statement to the Tribunal he had said "I believe sincerely that I can help my fellow human beings best, by continuing the work I am best qualified to do", and almost immediately he began giving concerts with Peter Pears in towns, rural villages and prisons. He also wrote major scores for radio propaganda programmes, including An American in England, six programmes about wartime conditions in England produced by the BBC for live transmission in the USA by CBS; and Britain to America, three programmes as part of a weekly transmission by NBC. Music from these two series is accompanied by incidental music to two plays by Auden and Isherwood: The Ascent of F6 and On the Frontier; and Roman Wall Blues, from a lost radio production with Auden, Hadrian's Wall.

Anna Meredith Axeman (Sinfonietta Shorts)

London Sinfonietta's bassoonist John Orford talks about performing Anna Meredith's piece for electric bassoon. Visit our project page for more information: http://www.nmcrec.co.uk/sinfonietta-shorts

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