Sound and Music (SaM) has announced the composers selected for its artist development projects.
Amble Skuse and Rasmus Zwicki have been selected for SaM’s Portfolio scheme with the British Paraorchestra, the world’s first professional ensemble of disabled musicians. They will develop small-scale works to showcase the group’s abilities, taking into account the importance which the orchestra places on collaborative working.
‘Working with Sound and Music on their Portfolio scheme has shown us a dizzying array of new composing talent,’ said artistic director Charles Hazlewood. ‘In choosing Rasmus Zwicki and Amble Skuse we anticipate two wildly exciting new Paraorchestra premieres. These two fierce creative spirits could not be more welcome!’
As part of Composers’ Kitchen 2017, Lawrence Dunn and Sarah Lianne Lewis will join SaM’s Embedded project and exchange with Canadian composers Jason Doell and Rebecca Bruton to create new works for Quatuor Bozzini, a professional development opportunities described as a combination of ‘workshop, laboratory, playground and masterclass’. The four will be mentored by Bryn Harrison (UK) and Linda Catlin Smith (Canada), and will have their works premiered both in Montreal and at soundfestival: Sound Scotland’s festival of new music.
Praising the composers’ ‘originality, daring and creativity’, Quatuor Bozzini said: ‘We look forward to entering their musical universes and diving into experimentation with them and the two mentors throughout the workshop.’