Inside the British Jazz Invasion
Kevin Le Gendre examines the British jazz scene today taking in the brightest stars, from Binker & Moses to Zara McFarlane, and revealing that the landscape - like Britain itself - is varied, diverse and drawing on myriad influences from around the world.
We spoke to Shiva Feshareki - composer, turntablist and NTS DJ - about how she got started in music.
We spoke to Edmund Finnis, a British composer who recently visited Porto to share his music with European producers and orchestras as part of The Year of British Music.
Playlist: Music For Trainspotters
Music and trains seems to have been the theme for us in 2017. Here we pick our favourite train-related tracks.
Produced in collaboration with the British Council, Boiler Room present a new film about the next wave of Glasgow producers looking beyond techno for inspiration.
We asked composer Philip Venables about how he got started as a composer, what drives his compositional process today and what the future holds for him and other composers, particularly in Europe.
Join us for the Year of British Music in Porto with Casa da Música, and discover the talented young British composers we're supporting in 2017.
Spirit of '47 at Edinburgh International Festival
The Spirit of ’47 is a co-curated programme marking the founding partnership that gave birth to Edinburgh International Festival. Find out more about the music on offer in 2017.
Gruff Rhys: The History of Nails
Super Furry Animals' frontman Gruff Rhys takes us on a journey on the Trans-Siberian railway in his new short film, commissioned by the British Council.
We caught up with composer Emily Howard to talk about her music, her interests, her time in Portugal and how the changing relationship between the UK and the EU might affect future music making between the UK and the continent.
We were delighted to have Hejira in Algeria performing at the 18th European Cultural Festival. We spoke to them about their time in Algiers, how they got started and how their background and experiences influence their sound.
We’re delighted to be teaming up with Liverpool Sound City...
Film, Archive and Music Fund 2017
We are delighted to announce the recipients of a new British Council Film, Archive and Music Fund.
We're delighted to be on board for Different Trains 1947 across three performances in Liverpool, London and Rajasthan featuring Actress (Ninja Tune), Jack Barnett (These New Puritans), Jivraj Singh, Priya Purushothaman and Sandunes. Find out more and book tickets here.
With One Voice: Homelessness and the arts in Japan
Matt Peacock travelled to Japan and told us about the work of Streetwise Opera's With One Voice project working with Olympic host countries on a mission to improve the lives of homeless people through arts and music.
We spoke to composer Daniel Kidane about the Year of British Music in Porto, his beginnings as a composer and what musical life might look like after Britian leaves the EU.
Convergence Sessions 2017
The British Council are proud to be supporting Convergence Sessions 2017 in London, bringing together music professionals from the UK and overseas to talk about art, technology and what the future for music might hold.
Aldeburgh Young Musicians Meet The European Egyptian Contemporary Music Society
In February 2017, Aldeburgh Young Musicians collaborated with Egyptian musicians from the European Egyptian Contemporary Music Society (EECMS) at Snape Maltings in Suffolk, south east England.
UK Korea Season gets underway with the London Symphony Orchestra
The UK Korea Season will celebrate the best of UK music, arts and culture. It kicked off on 20 February 2017 with a performance from the London Symphony Orchestra.
Meet Michael Duffy, Our New Classical Music Programme Manager
We’re delighted to announce the arrival of our new Classical...