Sound & Music Composer-Curator

Sound & Music Composer-Curator

Super-excited to have been one of only six artists selected for this year’s Sound & Music Award! Read on….


We’re thrilled to announce the six projects that have now been selected to be part of this year’s Composer-Curator programme. Each of the chosen artists will be supported to develop their public projects, which this year, will focus on bringing extraordinary new music and new ideas to communities in Hull and Sunderland.

This year’s projects span a truly unique and diverse range of people, genres and performance contexts. These include a surreal musical experience along Hull’s Humber Street, a 12th century inspired choral and underground dance music mash-up in a Sunderland nightclub, performance training and workshops for young people in a mobile recording studio in Peel Street, Hull, and an underwater sound exploration of the River Wear.

In line with our commitment to ensure that more people can access new music locally and to support the development of cultural communities across the UK, this year’s programme is presented in partnership with Back to Ours, Hull and Sunderland Culture. Our aim is to support the selected artists, composers and collectives who have a meaningful connection to these cities, to build more thriving, sustainable and inclusive communities for their work and new music in Hull and Sunderland.

Given the new, local focus to this year’s Composer-Curator programme, we’re really excited to support these artists to realise their visions, maximise their local impact, experiment with new approaches and bring their events and experiences to audiences in their home cities.

You can find out more about the projects here: