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New Music Biennial 2017

New Music Biennial 2017 is a PRS for Music Foundation initiative, presented in partnership with Hull City of Culture, Southbank Centre, BBC Radio 3 and NMC Recordings.

Funding is gratefully acknowledged from Arts Council England, Creative Scotland, John S Cohen Foundation, Finzi Trust, Jerwood Charitable Foundation, RVW Trust and The Bliss Trust.

As part of the official Hull UK City of Culture 2017 programme, New Music Biennial will showcase the talent of the UK’s music sector, raise the profile of composers and performers, and present a snapshot of new music across all genres.

20 pieces will be included in the New Music Biennial programme. Ten of these have been curated by our programme partners.

The other ten were selected through an open call, comprising of:

The winning commissions will be performed at least three times, once in the lead applicant organisation’s region between January and June, 2017, and also at the weekend events at Hull UK City of Culture (1st and 2nd July 2017) and London Southbank Centre (7th – 9th July 2017). The selected works will be recorded and broadcast on BBC Radio 3.