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New Voices
Records concerning the British Music Information Centre's New Voices projects. The original New Voices Project which was a composer support scheme that provided print and distribution services for composers at the beginning of their careers who were looking to self-publish. The project aimed to raise the profile for emerging talent that existed outside of the support of commercial publishers or record companies. In 2003 the BMIC began the New Voices Recordings Project that created 10 hours of recordings of music by 30 composers that were part of the British Music Information Centre's New Voices programme and created a website and sample CD-book to distribute the recordings. These records comprise the British Music Information Centre's administrative records organising these two projects.
  • BMC/EV/1/1

    New Voices Programme folder Item

    1999-2004
    Records concerning the British Music Information Centre's New Voices Programme which was a composer support scheme that provided print and distribution services for composers at the beginning of their careers who were looking to self-publish. The project aimed to raise the profile for emerging talent that existed outside of the support of commercial publishers or record companies. The records include New Voices Project meeting minutes, composer lists, project mailing lists, and correspondence, mostly concerning the promotion and marketing of the project and its composers.
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  • BMC/EV/1/2

    New Voices 2014 postcards Item

    2014
    A series of 56 postcards providing details on each of the composers selected for Sound and Music's 2014 New Voices composer support programme
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  • BMC/EV/1/3

    New Voices Recordings/Critical Notice Project Item

    2001-2008
    In 2001 the British Music Information Centre (BMIC) was awarded funding by Arts Council England to create 10 hours of recordings of music by 30 composers that were part of the British Music Information Centre's New Voices programme. The published recordings were branded under the name 'Critical Notice'. The project made all of the recordings available through a download website and the creation of a CD-book that contained 70 minutes of music and six essays about contemporary music. The CD and book were designed and manufactured by project partners Unknown Public Limited. At the BMIC these records were kept in two separate filing systems, titled 'New Voices Recordings' and 'Critical Notice'. These filing systems have been maintained in the catalogue. The records include meeting agendas, contracts, invoices, performer proposals, and correspondence organising and administering the project.
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  • BMC/EV/1/4

    Voices scheme administrative file Item

    2002-2007
    includes expressions of interest, composer agreements, technical details of scanning and image cleanup including sample images of scores
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