News & Events
First Event for 2021:
MRF's scheme 2021
for young composers
NO MATTER WHAT!
Sunday Feb 7th,
With Judith Weir - MRF patron,
Master of the Queen's Music.
Click the link above & join us to witness composers and performers creating new music.
Featuring Sam Bullard saxophones,
Ben Corrigan electronics:
Sam, who worked with Martin Read at Alton College, says:
I think about Martin and his influence often, and this is something I would love to be involved in.
Festival of Contemporary Music '21
SAVE THE DATE:
Sunday 25th April
New Music for Saxophones and Electronics.
MRF is delighted to again be working with:
Samby Anderson (Brockenhurst College) and
Pernille Faye (St Swithins School, Winchester)
also for Festival '21,
7 of our MRF Alumni have taken up the challenge of
writing for the instruments / voices in their Collective. They will create 7 new short works for combinations of:
piano / melodica, trombone / baritone horn, viola / violin,
clarinet / bass clarinet, violin, trombone, tenor sax / voice, and various percussion.
Using the magic of technology, the respective parts of these new works will be recorded seperately for combining on-line. This ensures in-person and / or on-line performance at the Festival, guarenteeing this
inspiring event will take place...
NO MATTER WHAT!!
Festival booking information up soon.
on her scholarship to study composition at the Royal Academy of Music
from September 2021.
MRF has been a massive help in getting me to where I am today and I will always be so grateful for all of the support I’ve received. I’m so excited!
MRF's support for young composers, and the Starting Points workshop, is FREE.
Any support you can give is much appreciated.
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short films from
2019 FESTIVAL OF
Freely - by Scottie Thompson,
MRF young composer 2019
performed by Joe Parks and Daniel Swani
Already - by Freddie Hodkin,
for flexible ensemble -
composer, teacher and performers
working effectively together.
'MRF is unique within the UK’
Howard Skempton, patron