A PIONEERING PROJECT FOR EMERGING COMPOSERS IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE ESMÉE FAIRBAIRN FOUNDATION

The London Symphony Orchestra in partnership with the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation announces the launch of a new hub for emerging composers based at LSO St Luke’s.

Soundhub will provide a flexible space where composers can explore, collaborate and experiment, with access to vital resources, equipment and professional support. Soundhub will be a composer-led space, responding directly to the needs of those using it; a supportive environment for artists to try out new ideas and develop existing work.

Kathryn McDowell, Managing Director of the LSO said: “The LSO is renowned for its investment in emerging talent, in particular its work with composers through the Panufnik Young Composers Scheme. We are delighted to be working with the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation to continue to champion the work of composers in the early stages of their careers through Soundhub.“

Soundhub will begin with a six-month pilot, from January to June 2012, with the first full year beginning in September 2012. Successful applicants for the pilot will form a cluster group that will help to advise on the development of Soundhub.

Composers for the pilot will be selected by an advisory panel which includes composer Colin Matthews and members of the LSO. Public concerts and workshops will form an integral part of the project. The pilot will culminate in a showcase opportunity for the Soundhub composers.

 

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