British Music Collection – Music For Young Players

British Music Collection – Music For Young Players

Thursday, 25 May 2017, 11.55pm

Sound and Music have teamed up with Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival and Heritage Quay for a brand new Portfolio project using archival scores from the British Music Collection.

Within in the British Music Collection is a set of scores from the 1960s and 1970s called “Music for Young Players”.  Published by Universal Edition and intended for classroom use, these scores aimed to encourage experimental approaches and connections to the new music of the time. These were designed to be accessible to both children with, or without, previous music experience - something that continues to be an important feature of much participatory music today.  

Sound and Music are looking for two Yorkshire-based composers who wish to develop their practice as artists in education, taking inspiration from these unique scores. 

The composers will select scores from the Music for Young Players series to use as starting points in two primary schools, work with children to create a realisation of these scores and make original, collaboratively composed companion pieces during the autumn of 2017. The new pieces will be performed in a specially curated event during the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival in November 2017.   

For further details, visit https://goo.gl/sLuvut.

Published on 24 April 2017

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