The Institute of Composing is delighted to announce the publication of Beyond Britten: The Composer and the Community. Published by Boydell & Brewer, taking Britten’s Aspen award lecture (1964) as a point of departure this is major and timely, multifaceted set of writings reflecting on the place of composers in contemporary life. As well as texts by leading composers including Colin Matthews, Howard Skempton and Christopher Fox it includes with contributions from a host of influential figures from Southbank Centre’s Director of Music Gillian Moore to South African musician and educationalist Eugene Skeef, from Music for Youth’s Chief Executive Judith Webster to leading psychology of music researcher Professor John Sloboda. Co-editied by Institute of Composing director Peter Wiegold and Ghislaine Kenyon it should prove pivotal in shaping views on the true place of composition in contemporary culture and society.
‘Beyond Britten: The Composer and the Community’ can be purchased from Boydell & Brewer here: http://www.boydellandbrewer.com/store/viewItem.asp?idProduct=14746.