In August 2017 we provided all of our supporters with a progress report on Sounds Like Now. Whilst encouraged by the evident interest from visitors to soundslikenow.net we signalled the need for significant additional practical and financial input to continue with the publication (if you’d like to receive a copy of this report please contact us). We were heartened by those of you who did get in touch, but unfortunately have been unable to secure the support necessary to continue. It is therefore with great regret that we must call an indefinite halt to production.
Sounds Like Now has been created to give the UK and Ireland contemporary music scenes the platform their inspiring and hardworking performers and composers deserve: to celebrate and critique, to share and to promote. Creating Sounds Like Now has been a huge journey and we thank you for helping us get this far. We’re proud of the five issues that we have published, and the response we have had only confirms our belief in the need for such a magazine. If you would like to see it take its next step or have any questions, please do get in touch.
In the meantime, please do enjoy our latest features which exactly the kind of writing about contemporary music that we see as vital to the culture. Interviewing Graham McKenzie, Kate Molleson provides an excellent insight into the flagship Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival which this year celebrates its 40th edition. We have CD reviews by Andy Hamilton and find out the connection between Lully and tiny dogs in pink coats with clarinetist, producer and writer Kate Romano’s My Listening.
Tim Rutherford-Johnson, Editor
Dan Goren, Director