Contemporary Music Festival, SOUNDS NEW (UK) together with Coups de Vents (France) are offering selected composers a unique opportunity to write for the ICP Ensemble and have their works performed in both England and France.
This year we invite applicants from around the world to submit entries for an international call for scores. Those selected will have the opportunity to write a work for performance by the ICP Ensemble, with the eventual winner to have their work considered for publication by the House of Edition Peters.
The competition extended its boundary to Europe, where composers were guided by experienced mentors and involved in a series of workshops/talks given by industry professionals (including representatives from the worlds of performance, composition, publishing and commissioning), ultimately producing twelve works of a remarkable standard.
Composers from France, Belgium, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom were invited to submit works for selection to participate.The winners created new works for the ICP Ensemble and were guided throughout the process by leading and influential composition professors and tutors. The final works were performed in public concerts and the winners were chosen by an international jury.
This project is funded by INTERREG IVA 2 Mers Seas ZeeeÌˆn – European Union.
Sounds New would like to thank everybody who has helped make this possible. Special thanks go to the EU and the JTS for their financial support, without which this project would not have been possible, and obviously Arts Council England. We must also thank Canterbury Christ Church University and all its staff for their continuous support, Darren Bloom, Edwin Roxburgh, Daniel D'Adamo, Patrick Nunn, Janis Susskind, Sally Cavender, Sally Groves, Marc Dooley, Andrew Burke and the London Sinfonietta, Roger Boutry and Claude Pichaureau and our partners in France, Coups de Vents.