Wilde Lieder Marx.Music launches BCMG’s 18/19 Season of ‘Music and Society’.

The project combines 6 new commissions from highly regarded and emerging composers from around the globe (Robert Reid Allan, Sergej Newski, Celeste Oram, Frédéric Pattar, Kaspar Querfurth, and Ruiqi Wang) with an International Composing Competition in the categories of Ensemble, Duo and Sound Art. With competition announcements released in eight languages and a jury of highly respected composers we can expect a wide array of wonderful new music from emerging and established composers. Competition winners and commissioned pieces will receive world premiers during two concerts in Trier, Germany with subsequent performances in Birmingham. 

By commissioning artists to look at music through the lens of society, we hope to position contemporary music in a meaningful context that extends far beyond the walls of the concert hall and our traditional audience. Linking this work to the anniversary of Karl Marx, a significant, if not controversial, historical figure, provides additional opportunity to raise discussion on the impact of politics and society on culture and art. In addition to this discourse, the project will create opportunities to cross genres, creating new musical and artistic experiences for composers, musicians and audiences.

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