BBCSO premieres The Deeper Breath to Follow

[ November 14, 2013; 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ] During the past year, I’ve been in residency with the BBC Symphony Orchestra through Sound and Music’s Embedded Scheme.  The resulting piece - The Deeper Breath to Follow - a 12 minute work for full orchestra, will be premiered by the BBCSO on 14th November at Maida Vale Studios.  The concert is now fully booked, but will also be [...]

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BBCSO Embedded: Reflections & 2nd Workshop

[ April 22, 2013; 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. ] Those who have been following my blog know that Tom Coult, Ben Oliver, and I had our first workshop with the BBC Symphony Orchestra – as part of our residency through the Sound and Music Embedded Scheme – on 18th March.  I learned a huge amount in the 90 minutes I spent with the orchestra, and wanted [...]

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BBCSO Embedded: 1st Workshop

[ March 18, 2013; 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. ] The first workshop of my year as a Sound and Music “embedded” composer with the BBC Symphony Orchestra will take place on 18th March at Maida Vale Studios.  The Orchestra will read through the first 7 minutes of a newly composed piece, The Deeper Breath to Follow.  You can view the score below:

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Embedded – Induction Day

Yesterday was the first day of the Sound and Music 2012-13 Embedded Scheme with the BBC Symphony Orchestra. The centrepiece of the scheme is an 12′ commission for the orchestra – with two workshops with the full orchestra in March and April before a final public performance at BBC Maida Vale Studios in November 2013.
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Embedded: BBCSO

[ October 2, 2012; 10:30 am to 10:30 pm. October 8, 2012; 8:00 am to 6:00 pm. ] I’m really pleased to announce that, through Sound and Music, I’ve been selected as one of three composers to be ‘Embedded’ with the BBC Symphony Orchestra in 2012-13.  The other composers selected were Tom Coult and Ben Oliver.  It’s an honour to be selected with such fine composers, and I’m looking forward to getting to [...]

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PRSF App Hints from Vanessa Reed

On 29th January, in the Fountain Room of the Barbican Centre, Sound and Music hosted “Counting In” a morning of discussions and presentations, aimed at early-career composers and performers.  The event ran from 11am – 2pm, with the first half being a sort of ‘round-table’ discussion between panel members and the second half being presentations by [...]

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