New Music Biennial 2014
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[Live Recordings]


This New Music Biennial Subscription features 17 new works (mp3/FLAC files) recorded at the New Music Biennial events in London and Glasgow in 2014.


Click on the images down the side of this page for more information about each commission.




new music biennialShowcase Weekends

The New Music Biennial weekend showcased 20 new commissions on:

4 – 6 July 2014
Southbank Centre, London

1 – 2 August 2014
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall


New Music Biennial is a PRS for Music Foundation initiative, in partnership with Creative Scotland, Arts Council England and the British Council. It is presented in collaboration with BBC Radio 3, NMC Recordings, Southbank Centre and Glasgow UNESCO City of Music.

New commissions from new music across all genres - from classical and chamber opera, to jazz, folk and electronic - were be performed live throughout the UK in 2014, broadcast on BBC Radio 3 and released as downloads (mp3 & FLAC) on NMC Recordings.

The press says:

'Arlene Sierra’s hypnotic Urban Bird’s for three pianos, Samuel Bordoli’s all-action film Grind in which the percussive clatter of skate-boarders vied intimidatingly with a clashing choral soundtrack, and the eclectic Gospel-infused Are You Worried About The Rising Cost Of Funerals, suavely performed by Mr McFall’s Chamber, epitomised the endless variety of approaches that made this enterprising event such an exploratory and explosive cocktail of free-thinking and originality.' * * * * The Scotsman


Album cover illustration: Brett Woodall, Southbank Centre


With thanks to the funders and partners who are supporting the New Music Biennial: New Music Biennial Funders and Partners