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UNITING LIVING COMPOSERS

"BREATHTAKING AND WONDERFUL"

Composers Network’s primary objective is to promote the work of living composers whilst building a network of like-minded people who can facilitate this. To that end the Network is always looking to establish new links with composers and artists on a local, national, and international level. We extend a warm invitation to anyone who wishes to join the collective. The network also likes to stage concerts which raise money for charity.

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MEET THE COMPOSERS

Tim graduated in 2015 with a distinction in MA composition from the University of Nottingham. He is currently signed to London-based label Just Music and has had other notable releases on labels such as Cafe del Mar, and Just Music subsidiary, The Ambient Zone. His electronica project, Opdot, have had their compositions played across the full spectrum of BBC radio from 1-6 and their work has been featured numerous times on prime time television. Tim has performed numerous gigs including supporting Mercury Prize nominees Portico Quartet.

Paul Lewis, born in 1943 in Brighton, England, began composing for television at age 20 and is best known today for his TV music which includes scores for dramatic series such as Arthur of the Britons, The Prisoner of Zenda and King's Royal, children's series such as Swallows and Amazons Forever! Woof! and Bernard's Watch and comedies such as Monty Python's Flying Circus and The Benny Hill Show. Lewis has also written music for films and latterly the concert hall, with special focus on his favourite instrument, the harp.

Clive‘s music has been performed internationally, throughout the UK and on BBC radio. Recent highlights include winner of the Concentus Sings competition, premieres in Australia, USA and London as well as performances in St Martins in the Field, Bethnal Green, Eastbourne, Brighton, Horsham, Alfriston and Uckfield. His music is also featured on Lumen Chamber Choir’s album, Lumen de Lumine, released on Convivium Records in September 2018, available on both iTunes and Spotify.

Sharon Elizabeth, soprano, cabaret singer, singer/harpist and community musician began her professional career in New Zealand. She is equally adept on concert stage or performing in all manner of unconventional performance spaces. She has written an extensive catalogue of cabaret songs for her one woman shows on subjects such as ‘Mata Hari’, the joy of ‘Licking the Spoon’ after making a cake to more poignant subjects of loss. In 2017 Sharon Elizabeth took up the harp and has subsequently published three harp compositions, one of which has recently been chosen for the new Trinity College exam syllabus. 

Melody Woodham is an up and coming composer hailing from Norfolk. She holds an MA in Music (composition) from the University of Nottingham and has composed for a number of screen and stage productions. Her work has been exhibited in the UK and  internationally, including at the highly esteemed EYE film museum, Amsterdam. Her music has enjoyed air time on BBC radio and her score for the remake of abstract Animator Oskar Fischinger’s Kreise was featured on the NME website.

Sam Carand is a producer, composer and songwriter from North London. He grew up writing and performing in various indie, rock and jazz bands, releasing music on independent record labels. His work has featured on BBC radio. His latest project is a collection of solo material. He writes and produces melodic/ambient electronic music, combining it with experimental video. You can follow his video and composition work on Instagram, including collaborations with other artists. His latest music is self-released and available on Spotify, Apple Music and iTunes.

 

MEET THE MUSICIANS

Modulus Quartet is a London based ensemble specialising in performing original string quartet repertoire written in close collaboration with a number of international composers. Drawing on its collective experience, the quartet seeks out music of an individual style, developing creative relationships with composers and artists. The quartet explores new ways of presenting music, performing in unusual venues and incorporating visual arts and multi-media technology.

Without Borders Feb 2019

With Memories Nov 2019

The New Network Singers encompass a mass of vocal talent from in and around the Brighton area. The group was hand selected by Composers Network founder Clive Whitburn, and all have kindly offered their time for free for this new project. Many of the group have performed at esteemed venues such as the Royal Albert and are featured on numerous professional recordings.

Without Borders Feb 2019

With Memories Nov 2019

Alex Rider is a young harpist much in demand as a chamber and orchestral musician, as well as being recognized for his interest in new music. He studied at Canterbury Christ Church University and his appearances include Canterbury Festival and London Music Club festivals playing works from Berio to Britten; a Radio 3 broadcast of Takemitsu’s chamber music (as part of the BBC total immersion series); travelling to the Banff centre, Canada, to play for the Canadian premiere of Britten’s opera Owen Wingrave, as well as solo concerti with the Bedworth and Sussex Symphony orchestras.

With Memories Nov 2019

 

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"If you missed this concert keep an eye open for anything else organised as this one was. Even the eagerly anticipated return of the full London Philharmonic Orchestra to Eastbourne in March could not be more moving than this".

Robin Gregory / Eastbourne Herald

 
 

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