Charity record label NMC Recordings has launched a series of initiatives to assist the development of emerging talent, including a remix app and an interactive music map.
Pupils and teachers will be able to access the resources, which NMC hopes will bring ‘contemporary classical music to the classroom’.
R:strng is a free app featuring a remix of Kate Whitley’s music by Olugbenga Adelekan of Metronomy which allows students to create their own remixes and submit them to be featured on NMC’s website.
Other materials include help with GCSE composition and the NMC Music Map – an online educational tool that helps students to discover more about the classical music of today.
Speaking about the new resources, NMC said in a press release: ‘Young people are our future composers, performers, critics, and listeners and it is important in these challenging times for music education that we are creative with the resources we have, and find ways to support schools, music hubs, and outreach programmes in making music available to everyone’.
NMC founder and executive producer Colin Matthews recently received the Special Achievement Gramophone Award at the Gramophone Classical Music Awards 2017 for his unique contribution to British contemporary music.
Sir Mark Elder, music director of the Hallé, paid tribute with a speech that praised Matthews’ achievements and championed the resources as a ‘wonderful idea’.