Open Fund: Oxford Contemporary Music
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Boom is a year long residency with OCM for four music creators exploring new work for outdoors or in public spaces.
The programme offers support to some of the most exciting mid-career music creators to make a major shift in their practice to research and make outstanding work. Now in its second year, OCM is also supporting last year’s resident music creators to make new work developed during their time at OCM.
In 2016/17 OCM will be supporting: Sarah Nicolls, Iain Chambers, Breathing Space, and Tim Hill.
Sarah Nicolls is a UK-based experimental pianist, at the forefront of innovations in piano performance. She works with interactive technologies to augment the acoustic piano, bringing it into the realm of electronic music with visceral live performances.
Iain Chambers is a composer, sound artist and producer based in London. His work reveals a fascination with found sounds, location and melody – and a love of creative restrictions and constraints.
Breathing Space is a collective who create site specific performances in non-traditional spaces, using improvisation, choral voices with electro-acoustic soundscapes and live experimental instrumentation. Their backgrounds are a vibrant mixture of classical training and self-taught musicianship.
Tim Hill is a saxophonist, composer and bandleader creating celebrations in urban and rural spaces. His work draws on the history and forms of outdoor ritual and celebration. His creative interests also include free improvisation, writing for bands, street bands, theatre, soundtracks for installations and films.