Beyond the Dots - Composer in the House
What’s a composer good for? Certainly more than ‘just’ writing new music. A special RPS/PRS Foundation
panel discussion looking at the creative potential and possible risks of placing a composer at the heart of
an orchestra’s artistic life.
Graham Sheffield CBE, Chair
Andrew Cornall, Head of A&R, EMI
Anna Meredith, Composer
André de Ridder, Music Director, Sinfonia ViVA
Ros Rigby, Performance Programme Director, The Sage Gateshead
Out of Vision: From Platform to Plasma Screen
What is the status of classical music within contemporary culture and its place in broadcasting media? Leading figures from the arts and broadcasting focus on how the music profession can attract arts editors and commissioners in an ever-increasingly diverse artistic world.
Dr. Tiffany Jenkins, Director of the Arts and Society Programme at the Institute of Ideas
Andrea Miller, Head of Factual Programmes, BBC Scotland
Gillian Moore MBE, Head of Contemporary Culture, Southbank Centre
Louise de Winter, Director of National Campaign for the Arts
Jan Younghusband, BBC Commissioning Editor for Music + Events
Look Who’s Talking…
Why is it that cultural commentators, so at home when discussing theatre, the visual arts, literature and
dance, find themselves lost for words when it comes to talking about classical music? The panel discuss the responsibility of orchestras and the music profession in articulating and communicating the listening experience to potential audiences. Are there serious implications when words fail them?
Graham Sheffield, Chair
James Fenton, Writer
Claire Fox, Director of the Institute of Ideas
Charlotte Higgins, Chief Arts Writer of The Guardian
Graham McKenzie, Artistic Director of Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival