To launch Sounds Like Now – the only magazine dedicated to contemporary classical music culture in the UK and Ireland.
What’s The Idea?
We know what a wonderfully vibrant culture of contemporary classical music we have here in the UK and Ireland – full of committed performers, composers and supporters. We’d like to see new music understood and enjoyed more widely alongside its sister arts and believe we can and should do more to celebrate it to the benefit of all.
That’s why we’re creating a new magazine : Sounds Like Now – a focal point – a cultural hub where people can:
– Get to know the performers – what they’re up to, how they approach and what they think about the music and culture
– Get to know the composers, established and new – what makes them tick?
– Get to know the music, from those who know and love it
– Find out what’s being performed, where and when
– Find new repertoire including the latest publisher releases and selections by expert musicians
– Find new recordings and get help discovering what’s already out there
If you’re a performer, composer, producer or promoter of new music, then Sounds Like Now will be there to share and celebrate your work. It will include;
– Profiles of key performers and composers
– Essays and reports from artists and commentators
– Guides to key ideas and current trends in contemporary music
– Concert reviews and previews
– Recording reviews
– New music releases from publishers
– Thorough UK-& Ireland-wide event listings
– Q & A with contemporary music lovers outside the sector
Importantly, we believe we should have an outward-looking publication which encourages more musicians and listeners to venture into the wonderfully rich and rewarding world of contemporary music.
Sounds Like Now will be a bi-monthly print and digital publication, available by subscription.
So whether you’re a seasoned new-music-head or wanting to venture in and could do with a guide, Sounds Like Now is for you!
Who are we?
Dan Goren has been swimming the waters of contemporary music in the UK since the mid-90s. You may know him as the creator and director of Composers Edition, or as Assistant Director of the Institute of Composing. Perhaps you’ve seen him co-running Club Inégales, known him since his BMIC days or as a free-improvising flugelhornist.
Steph Power has a background in new music performance and is a composer, an editor and a writer for publications including the Independent, Tempo and Wales Arts Review
This venture is being developed with support and advice from Creative United through the Arts Council supported Creative Industry Finance scheme.