Sound nominated in Scottish Awards for New Music

The shortlist has been selected for the first Scottish Awards for New Music, supported by Creative Scotland and the Musicians' Union, ahead of an awards event in the Drygate Brewery, Glasgow, at 8pm on Wednesday 8 March, 2017.

There were over 180 nominations submitted by artists, audience members and the general public, reinforcing the depth and breadth of new music activity in Scotland. Nominations ranged from amateur musicians and emerging artists, to major organisations and household names and covered a wide-range of new music. Profiles of each of the shortlisted nominees are on the New Music Scotland website

sound is delighted to have been shortlisted under 2 categories!

The shortlisted nominations for the Scottish Awards for New Music 2017 are:

Dorico Award for Small/medium Scale Work sponsored by Steinberg
Flicker! – Claire McCue
Panopticon – David Fennessy
The Iris Murders – Alasdair Nicolson (with libretto by John Gallas)

Large Scale Work sponsored by PRS for Music
Piano Concerto – Martin Suckling
The Devil Inside – Stuart MacRae (with libretto by Louise Walsh)
Two Eardley Pictures: Catterline in Winter and Snow – Helen Grime

Sound Art / Electroacoustic Work
Mechanical – Timothy Cooper
Pipeline – Pete Stollery

Recorded New Work
Since it was the Day of Preparation… – Sir James MacMillan / Hebrides Ensemble / Synergy Vocals (Delphian)
Songs and Lullabies – Robert Irvine (Delphian)
Ūhte – Henry MacPherson / RCS (RCS / BBC Scotland)

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland Award for Community / Education Project
Go compose! – sound (in partnership with Red Note Ensemble)
Songs from Above and Below – John McLeod, Emily Mitchell and Geoffrey Tanti (with Live Music Now)
Wagner’s School of Cool – Drake Music

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland Award for Achievement in New Music
Ailie Robertson
Ilan Volkov and Alasdair Campbell

Help Musicians UK Award for New Music Performers of the Year
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Red Note Ensemble
Robert Irvine

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