Pairing an amateur ensemble – from choirs and orchestras to harp ensembles – with an emerging composer to work and collaborate together for a year.
It’s a unique opportunity for amateur musicians to work directly with a composer, become actively involved in the creative process and discover new music. The composer has the opportunity to form a close working relationship with the ensemble - with the time to respond to the groups personalities and interests; an opportunity not always possible in professional commissions.
The pairings for 2013/2014 are:
Adopt a Composer is funded by PRS for Music Foundation and run by Making Music and Sound and Music. The works created through Adopt a Composer are performed and recorded by BBC Radio 3.