Critical Notice aims to bring to a wider audience the music of some of the UK’s finest young composers, in performances by their most committed champions. More than 70 recordings, made over the last two years, provide a rich mix of styles and media. Taken together, they present both a portrait in sound of a talented generation and a snapshot of new music at the beginning of the 21st century.
All the composers represented on this site are founder members of New Voices, a scheme created by the British Music Information Centre (Bmic) to promote and distribute the music of emerging composers. For the most part, these composers are not represented in the catalogues of commercial publishers or recording companies. Many of the performers will be familiar to audiences as amongst the UK’s leading exponents of new music and, in particular, those composers featured on New Voices. Several of the ensembles (IXION, rout, New Music Players) are themselves led by New Voices members.
Critical Notice has been made possible with funding from Arts Council England, The Foyle Foundation and the RVW Trust and is a Bmic project, made in collaboration with Unknown Public.
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|3||... into a several world (extract)
|7||Magenta Cuts: Part IV
|8||Light Cuts Through Dark Skies: Part III
|10||Visions of a Floating World