NMC Recordings launch Music Map
17 August 2012
NMC Recordings have launched their Music Map, an exciting online tool which enables users to discover more about the classical music of today. Users can see and hear the connections between composers, their teachers, pupils, influences and their works.
The map includes many composers who do not have works on NMC but have been linked to one or more of our composers: this gives you options such as Steve Reich, Olivier Messiaen and Karlheinz Stockhausen for starting points, alongside NMC composers like Harrison Birtwistle, Judith Weir, Jonathan Harvey and Richard Rodney Bennett. It even branches out into the non-classical world with Aphex Twin, Tom Waits, Portico Quartet and Acoustic Ladyland making an appearance which will hopefully encourage music fans of all genres to listen and explore new music.
Established with the aim of recording the best of contemporary British music to the highest artistic and technical standards, NMC Recordings – which celebrated the 20th anniversary of its first release in 2009 – was founded in 1988 with funding from the Holst Foundation and assistance from the Society for the Promotion of New Music. Following the success of two pilot releases the following year – Jonathan Harvey's Bhakti, and a disc of contemporary piano music performed by composer Michael Finnissy – NMC became an independent registered charity; it has since established itself as "Britain's most important producer of CDs of interesting new or recent and neglected work from this country" (The Sunday Times).
BASCA is a Corporate Friend of NMC Recordings.