C:T talks to Colin Matthews
, 60 this year and unquestionably one of the leading composers of his generation. He is also a tireless promoter of new music, both through the record label NMC which he founded, as administrator of the Holst Foundation, Chairman of the Britten Estate, and trustee of the Britten-Pears Foundation
We've introduced a new reviews section
to the site, where members can post reviews of live concerts they've attended.
To post a review simply hit the Post New Review button at the top of the page, select the date of your concert and hit Go. If the concert is already listed in our concert listings database
it will come up and you can simply click on it to start reviewing it. Otherwise follow the instructions on screen to add the concert details.
You can also go in via the concert listings pages by clicking 'review this concert' next to the appropriate listing.
CT talks to Erik Carlson
from the New York Miniaturist Ensemble, a group that only plays music with 100 notes or fewer.
After our recent collaborations we're delighted that NMC have kindly offered an exclusive deal to CompositionToday visitors - mention Composition Today when you order a CD via their website
and receive a free copy of their excellent sampler New Stock
C:T talks to label NMC
, a unique record label specializing in British Contemporary Music.
We're in the process of improving our composers database in a number of ways, and one of those is the addition today of NMC recordings by a number of artists (see for example Birtwistle
. We're going to be adding sample clips as well (this page is one of the first
) so you can browse the database for interesting new works.
We'd like to add other modern recordings, so if you happen to own a record company, get in touch!
C:T talks to Robin Holloway
, a leading figure in British contemporary music, both as composer (his Fourth Concerto for Orchestra for the San Francisco Symphony and Michael Tilson Thomas is to be premiered in Feb 2007) and as a teacher (pupils include an extraordinary range: Judith Weir, Robert Saxton, Jonathan Dove, Michael Zev Gordon, Erollyn Wallen, George Benjamin, Thomas Adès, as well as our own interviewer, Andrew Thomas)
We've added a 'random listen' feature over on the left side of the page. This is an easy way to listen to some of the music composers have uploaded to their showcase sites.
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