British Library: Saving Our Sounds
The British Library Sound Archive is one of the largest collections of sound recordings in the world. Andy Linehan tells us about the vital work the library does to collect, curate, restore and preserve audio in all manner of formats, across genres, in order to maintain the UK's rich cultural memory.
We're delighted to be on board for Different Trains 1947 as Actress (Ninja Tune), Jack Barnett (These New Puritans), Jivraj Singh, Priya Purushothaman and Sandunes come together for performances of new audiovisual work in the UK and India.
As part of the Year of British Music, we talk to British composer Mark Simpson, the first ever winner of the BBC Young Musician of the Year.
We dig out some classic and more surprising musical intros from songs of yesteryear with our latest music playlist.
Three British musicians have helped to provide a soundtrack for Seoul, South Korea as part of Connected Cities. We find out what Musicity is and how it works.
We close 2017 in celebration of the shortest day of the year and a playlist that doesn't waste any time! Featuring guest contributions from Sarathy Korwar, Nabihah Iqbal, Quinta and Daniel Kidane.
Richard Dawson: Beirut and Beyond
Richard Dawson plays Beirut and Beyond festival, supported by the British Council and guest curated by Maurice Louca. We find out more about this intriguing artist and how the invite came about.
We talk to British composer Gavin Higgins about his ensemble and orchestral works as part of the Year of British Music.
We talk to Scottish composer Helen Grime about her compositional process as part of the Year of British Music.
We speak to Nabihah Iqbal about her new album, her insatiable appetite for new music from around the world and her show earlier this year in Russia following our invite for her to play at Synthposium in Moscow.
We speak to composer Anna Meredith about the breadth of her work from Varmints to Anno to the David Bowie prom and ask how she approaches her compositions and what's in store for the future.
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.
We celebrate Make Music Day 2017 with our own Make Music Day playlist filled with songs that we think show off our favourite instruments and inspire us to get playing!
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.