Monday 18 January 2021

Nonclassical launches fund to support fees for new commissions from Associate Composers

Nonclassical is about to start recruiting its four Associate Composers for 2021-22. The scheme is open to unsigned and unpublished artists who display exceptional ability and potential, emerging composers from any musical background and genre who would benefit from the support and development that the scheme offers. 

As well as taking part in workshops, being mentored by an industry professional and being part of a wider network of composers, artists and industry professionals, whilst on the scheme, the composers will be able to curate their own Nonclassical club night, have work included on Nonclassical's annual Outside the Lines EP, and receive at least one Nonclassical commission to be performed live.

Founded in 2004 by composer Gabriel Prokofiev, Nonclassical started as a clubnight focused on presenting new music in non-traditional performance spaces and has grown into  a music promoter, record label and events producer presenting the new classical, experimental and electronic music, crossing genres, supporting emerging artists and bringing new music to audiences'

This year's Associate Composers commissions will be for a new work for the Southbank Sinfonia. Orchestral commissions on this scale are rare for emerging composers, and they will get the chance to collaborate with instrumentalists from the orchestra and established conductors. Nonclassical wants to offer the composers a fee for the commission, so that they can give their time and energy to writing without financial burden. 

To help fund this, Nonclassical has set up an Associate Composer Commission Fund, anything you can give will go directly towards the composers’ fees. Full details from the Nonclassical website.

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