Writing the Future – Open Call for Composers and Music Creators

May 14, 2017 in All Opportunities, Composers by mwhiteside

Deadline – 26th May 2017

The London Sinfonietta’s mission is to place the best contemporary classical music at the heart of today’s culture; engaging and challenging the public through inspiring performances of the highest standard, and taking risks to develop new work and talent. Founded in 1968, the ensemble’s commitment to new music has seen it commission over 350 works, and premiere many hundreds more.

We are pleased to announce the next round of our Writing the Future scheme, an open-call programme that supports the careers of composers and music creators through the process of making new work with the ensemble.

This new Writing the Future programme lasts for approximately two years, allowing for longer and innovative new works to be made and performed. Previous Writing the Future composers have gone on to release music on labels such as NMC, have had their music performed in the London Sinfonietta’s season and received further commissions from the ensemble.

Those selected to be part of the programme will be offered:

At least one chamber commission to be performed by the London Sinfonietta in a future main season event.

A close working relationship with members of the ensemble to develop ideas. An introduction to music industry professionals who can advise on different aspects of career development.

Opportunities to work on different aspects of the ensemble’s programme – including digital projects, schools and community work and the London Sinfonietta Academy.

Open access to visit London Sinfonietta rehearsals and concerts.

Opportunities for coaching and mentoring from world-leading composers and conductors as part of the London Sinfonietta’s season, and in partnership with the Southbank Centre where the ensemble is a Resident Orchestra.

The London Sinfonietta is at the forefront of developing new music, and we are seeking to include composers and music creators from different social, cultural and musical backgrounds. We are keen to work with artists who will bring new ideas to the ensemble, and explore with us innovative approaches.

For more information on how to apply please go to http://www.londonsinfonietta.org.uk/writing-future

Writing the Future is generously supported by The Jerwood Charitable Foundation, The Boltini Trust and PRS for Music Foundation.