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Sound & Music: Next Wave 2

7pm – 8.30pm, Northern Rock Foundation Hall

Next Wave 2 brings together brand new work by six of the UK’s most exciting young composers. It marks the culmination of a 9-month collaborative project with musicians from the Royal Northern Sinfonia and three highly acclaimed soloists: Quinta (violin/saw/viola), Lore Lixenberg (mezzo-soprano), Luke Carver Goss (accordion) and conductor William Cole.

Each composer explores a unique and extraordinary sound world. Emma Wilde warps time with the help of the Mayan ‘secret calendar’; Peter Wilson captures sudden shifts of landscape via the work of novelist Richard Smyth; Alex Hall evokes 17th century experiments in light and illusion; Jack Sheen’s Found emerges from found material by himself and other composers; Joanna Ward takes images from the poetry of Allen Ginsberg to create music that “shift in and out of focus”; and Robin Haigh re-imagines material by Mozart and from an English folk ballad.

Tonight’s event witnesses the premiere performances of the six pieces, and the launch of an album bringing them together – recorded and released by NMC Recordings.

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Next Wave 2 is a partnership project between Sound and Music, NMC Recordings and Sage Gateshead, designed to support and promote composers in higher education as they transition into the professional music industry. Next Wave 2 is funded by the Leverhulme Trust, The Angus Allnatt Charitable Foundation and PRS for Music Foundation as well as with public funding from Arts Council England.

Part of New Year New Artists Day Ticket