Latest composers to be supported through our Composers’ Fund announced
Five of the UK’s most talented composers will be supported through the ground breaking Composers’ Fund.
Huge congratulations to the following composers and their exciting projects:
- Craig Scott – will use the support to design, fabricate & compose music for a trio of modified acoustic instruments (Guitar, Saxophone & Drums) to be simultaneously played by musicians and mechanised by a computer.
- Leo Chadburn – will use the support for studio recordings and the release of an album for ensembles and speaking voices, consolidating a decade’s work and making it accessible to an international audience
- Ninfea Crutwell-Reade – will use the support for Sitar lessons with sitarist Jasdeep Singh Degun and studio filming
- Param Vir – will use the support for a CD release of all of his music for the first time on one album
- Sarah Angliss – will use the support to create an ensemble to workshop, rehearse and perform ‘Buying the Wind’, a new piece for tenor voice, string quartet and live electronics
The Composers’ Fund was created following PRS Foundation’s research in 2014 exploring the challenges composers meet when striving to steer the next stages of their careers. The research highlighted that composers faced limited access to funding, low commission fees, lack of any support structure, pressurised working conditions and for established and mid-career composers in particular, a decrease in commissioning opportunities.
The fund, was launched by PRS Foundation at City Hall, London in April 2016 and aims to support the creative and professional development of talented composers by offering direct access to funding at pivotal stages in their careers. The fund offers £150,000 annually to support composers and enable them to realise projects and ambitions that may not be possible through traditional commissioning models.