The Quietus have partnered with Poland’s Adam Mickiewicz Institute for a competition offering a cash prize for compositions that make use of samples from the Polish Radio Experimental Studio (PRES).
‘It’s about reaching new audiences and going to places that we wouldn’t normally be showing our work and Alex wouldn’t be playing her music,’ says Semiconductor’s Ruth Jarman of their collaborative project with Eartheater.
The Ivors Composer Awards, formerly known as The British Composer Awards, are now open for entries across 12 categories.
ComposHER is a new event highlighting, showcasing and celebrating women composers for film, TV and videogames, including Nainita Desai, Imogen Heap and Jessica Curry.
‘Ultimately, it is maybe a more perfect form of storytelling,’ says Ivor Novello winning composer Dominik Scherrer of scoring TV shows.
‘To be nominted is crazy, to actually win it means everything,’ says composer Robin Beanland of his Ivors win.
‘It’s a real partnership, it’s like being in a band with somebody,’ says Jonny Greenwood of his collaborative relationship with director Paul Thomas Anderson.
'For me, figuring out what I want to say needs to come before I decide how I’m going to say it': award-winning media composer David Housden on his knack for creating epic videogame scores...
‘At the end of the day, it’s still about the emotion of the story or the impact of the music.’ Says 2019 Ivor Novello Award nominee Daniel Pemberton.
The 12th Edition of Record Store Day (RSD) takes place this Saturday (13 April), and we’ve highlighted some of the best releases on offer this year…