Scottish Awards for New Music 2018 nominees revealed

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Martin Suckling, Timothy Cooper (pictured) and Matthew Grouse are among the composers shortlisted for the second annual Scottish Awards for New Music.

Grouse receives nods in the Small/Medium Scale Work and Electroacoustic/Sound Art Work categories for his pieces 10 Seconds and The Eye of the Storm respectively.

Suckling’s The White Road has been nominated in the Large Scale New Work category, sponsored by PRS for Music, alongside works from composers James MacMillan and Shiori Usui.

Cooper has been shortlisted alongside Grouse in the Electroacoustic/Sound Art Work category for Breathing Space.

Elsewhere, Mary Ann Kennedy, Nick Turner, Pippa Murphy and Karine Polwart receive nods in the Award of Innovation in New Traditional Music shortlist.

The winners will be announced at a ceremony on 7 March at the Drygate Brewery, Glasgow, which will be hosted by music writer and broadcaster Kate Molleson.

Awards judge David Pickard, director of the BBC Proms, said: ‘I was very impressed by the range of contemporary music that is happening here in Scotland. The Awards were really hard to judge – there was such a fantastic set of entries and a huge range of music.’

To see the full list of nominees and find out more about the event, see www.newmusicscotland.co.uk/awards2018