I’m very excited about a new magazine that will celebrate and champion contemporary music, both demystifying new music for a broad audience and providing a valuable focal point for those already in the know. These are challenging but exciting times for contemporary classical in the UK and Ireland, and I can see Sounds Like Now playing a crucial role in promoting new work, exchanging ideas and forging collaboration. I’m behind it.
I’m delighted to support this new venture. Contemporary music has been a major part of my life since starting out as the violinist in Sir Peter Maxwell Davies’ Fires of London. I’ve been privileged to have many composers write for me including MacMillan and Nyman and to have taken this music around the globe. I wish you every success.