adopt a composer

Bellfolk Handbell Ringers: the last rehearsal

With only days until the first performance of ‘Starsong and Nocturne’, and the culmination of my adoption by Bellfolk Handbell Ringers,

A musical journey

Sarah Cunningham, musical director of the Edinburgh Concert Band, is delighted to be creatively challenged

Shaping the music

Anna’s first visit to the Merchant Sinfonia here in Glasgow was before Christmas.

Reaching for the stars

Work has been continuing at a hectic pace for my piece for the Bellfolk Handbell Ringers!

Blind dating an orchestra

It’s our second ‘date’ today. This time we are meeting in a Mexican restaurant.

Finding the words

Three months into composer Edmund Hunt's Adopt a Composer collaboration with The Singers, he finds inspiration for the compositio

The view from the back

Last rehearsal we were finally given the chance to see an early draft of the exciting, original composition Gaynor Barradell has been working on es

Nature meets technology in Adopt a Composer composition

Anna Appleby's new composition with the Merchant Sinfonia evokes images of wind, machinery, hillsides and a train journey.

A perfect match

What a fantastic opportunity this is!

You're not alone

Matching seven leisure-time music groups with emerging early-career composers for a collaboration could result in all sorts of co