New Music Biennial

The RPS won one of the twenty new music commissions offered by the PRSF New Music Biennal for 2014. The resulting commission was PULSE, a score and film which brought together British/Bulgarian composer Dobrinka Tabakova and Scottish film-maker Ruth Paxton.

The New Music Biennial presented a series of 20 brand new music commissions to audiences across the UK in 2014. All of these commissions were presented at two weekend showcases in London (4 – 6 July 2014) and Glasgow (2 – 3 August 2014) coinciding with the Commonwealth Games.

The New Music Biennial also featured in the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games cultural programme and festival, alongside 47 other projects.

The New Music Biennial is a PRS for Music Foundation initiative, presented in partnership with Creative Scotland, Arts Council England and the British Council, and in collaboration with BBC Radio 3, NMC Recordings, Southbank Centre and Glasgow UNESCO City of Music. Additional support has been given by John S. Cohen Foundation, Arts Council of Wales, Arts Council of Northern Ireland, the Incorporated Society of Musicians and The Bliss Trust.

OUR MEMBERS

Tim Walker, CEO and Artistic Director of the London Philharmonic Orchestra: I value the RPS for supporting what we do and in particular for stimulating an interest in new music.

DID YOU KNOW?

An early member of the Society, who played in our first season in 1813, was the Afro-European violinist George Polgreen Bridgetower (1778-1860) – the original dedicatee of Beethoven’s Kreutzer Sonata.