The Camberwell Composer’s Collective is Mark Bowden, Emily Hall, Chris Mayo, Anna Meredith and Charlie Piper. Fresh from a first commission for the Last Night of the Proms, Anna Meredith will bring us a beat-based remix of Scotland the Brave. Emily Hall’s powerful Put flesh on juxtaposes cello with electronic sound using an intense sermon delivered by the Reverend Audrey F. Branson.
Four of the most exciting musicians on the scene will be performing with the Camberwell Composers – Oliver Coates cello, Stuart King clarinet, Naxto Mollins percussion and Neil Georgeson piano. There will also be feature animations and live projections from animator Tony Comley and illustrator Eleanor Meredith.
Individually well established in their field, the thread that binds them is their desire to bring music to new audiences in new ways. As individuals, the five members of the Camberwell Composers’ Collective have won the Royal Philharmonic Society Composition Prize four times; been composers-in-residence at Handel House, and with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra; and received commissions from top music institutions including the BBC Symphony Orchestra and the London Sinfonietta.
Their plans for the New Music Series include presenting concerts by Max de Wardener, The Elysian Quartet, Oliver Coates, The Ossian Ensemble and Ensemble Klang. Alongside they will be working with the Cambridge University New Music Ensemble, which launched last year mixing the best student performers with young professional musicians.