Contemporary music in the UK and Ireland is crying out for a journal like “Sounds Like Now’ and Dan Goren is the perfect person to make it happen. For a decade and a half Dan has been an unsung hero of new music in this country. I have no doubt that this new journal will reflect Dan’s dynamism, open-mindedness and insight, and will be pivotal in creating an open space for performers, composers and everyone interested in new music to come together.

JOE CUTLER – Composer

We are fortunate indeed in the UK to have a thriving contemporary music scene, brimming with talent and innovation, with composers and performers who excel in their art. The advent of a magazine which champions this work can only be applauded by the community of those who create, perform and hear this music. NMC relishes the opportunity of working with Sounds Like Now to share our work, and to learn from others who are as passionate and committed to contemporary classical music as we are.

ANNE RUSHTON – Executive Director NMC Recordings

Sounds Like Now has real potential to further enrich the already vibrant world of contemporary music and facilitate new connections between composers and performers; we are delighted to be supporting it.

DEBORAH ANNETTS – Chief Executive of the Incorporated Society of Musicians

I am delighted to support Dan Goren’s fantastic initiative for the new music magazine Sounds Like Now. Placing performers as central in the equation next to the composers seems the most natural thing in the world to me and I’m keen to read and hear about performers thoughts and tastes in new music and styles.


Really looking forward to reading ‘Sounds Like Now’! Great to have a place to find news and experiences from other composers and performers in the contemporary music world, and a platform to share thoughts and ideas.


We’re excited by the prospect of Sounds Like Now which will be a great addition to the growing interest and conversations around contemporary classical music

Katie Tearle MBE, Director of New Music & Nicholas Riddle, CEO, Edition Peters Group

I’m delighted to hear about the launch of a new magazine which will specifically look at contemporary music in all its forms. We really need this kind of focus so that those who share an interest in the new will know where to look and can explore in greater depth what’s happening and who’s doing it. This is a really exciting initiative and I wish it all the best.

MICHAEL McCARTHY – Artistic Director, Music Theatre Wales

For a long time there’s been a conspicuous lack of serious coverage of contemporary music – so often it’s at best an unglamorous afterthought rather than, as it should be, part of the front line. This is a great opportunity both to show how lively the new music scene is and to open it up to a new audience.


The UK’s new music scene has a decent grapevine, but not even Marvin Gaye heard everything that way. For years now, I’ve wondered why we don’t have a ‘town square’ or forum for all the brilliant, crazy, wondrous, damaged, and just plain skilful and musical work being done here. This is a great initiative by Dan Goren, and I fully support it.

ED MCKEON – Director, Third Ear music producers

This is a very exciting initiative and provides an excellent forum for the huge wealth of UK compositional talent. We at BASCA are more than happy to support this!

GARY CARPENTER – Chairman, Classical Executive Committee and BASCA Director