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Posted on 12th November 2020 in ABRSM Baritone & Euphonium Bassoon Brass Cello Christmas Clarinet Composers Diplomas Double Bass Exam Flute Guitar Harp Harpsichord Hints & Tips Horn Jazz Keyboard Music Theatre Oboe Organ Percussion Piano Recorder Rock'n'Pop Rockschool Saxophone Singing Site Pages Social Media Strings Theory Trinity Trombone Trumpet Tuba Valentine Viola Violin Woodwind

In collaboration with the British Music Collection and Sound and Music, I created this five-part documentary series profiling five exceptional contemporary composers. They are all women and are of British nationality and Caribbean origin. This is what links these composers but it is not what singularly defines them. Through this series, I aimed to look at the balance between identity and a composer’s musical aesthetic. I have known and have worked with these composers for a number of years. I consider them dear friends. Through this project, I gained an insight into these women that I didn’t know was missing. The depth and passion of these composers can be heard within their works yet there is so much more to discover. I challenge each of you to take a closer look and see if you too are inspired and informed by their stories and their works.

Clifton Harrison

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Identity & Aesthetic: Five British-Caribbean Composers, was originally commissioned by Sound and Music as part of their first series on the British Music Collection exploring and amplifying the work of Black composers in the UK. Sound and Music is the national organisation for new music, and a charity.You can find out more about this project and their work here:

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