PRS for Music Foundation Supports New Music North West

The RNCM has been awarded £5000 by the PRS for Music Foundation to support several artists participating in New Music North West (NMNW), the UK’s largest festival of new music by living British composers presented by the RNCM and University of Manchester in October.

Taking place predominantly at the RNCM and the University’s Martin Harris Centre, the week-long festival (26 October – 2 November) celebrates the wealth of talent in the North West, and includes performances by leading new music exponents Psappha, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic’s Ensemble 10/10 and the BBC Philharmonic, as well as concerts by new groups such as House of Bedlam, Trio Atem and Distractfold.

Over 30 free and ticketed concerts can be enjoyed throughout the seven days (including lunchtime and late-night performances), incorporating in excess of 10 world premières by established and aspiring composers who live and work in the North West and whose contributions help make the area so musically vibrant. There will also be a special feature on the work of Liverpool-born composer Edwin Roxburgh, whose compositions are renowned for their scintillating textures and beautifully crafted soundworlds.

Artistic Director Clark Rundell said: ‘NMNW is the largest festival of music by living British composers held in the UK this year. Don’t miss the chance to listen to the wealth of creativity from the brilliant composers and performers who live and work in the North West. With over 30 concerts to choose from, and performers ranging from the BBC Philharmonic, Ensemble 10/10, Psappha, and House of Bedlam, be prepared to pin your ears back and be taken on quite a listening journey.’

The PRS for Foundation supports the creation and performance of new music throughout the UK, and has helped numerous RNCM composers and musicians over recent years.

16 September 2013