BASCA, the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors, is the professional association for music writers in the UK. The single voice for British music creators announced Kerry Andrew among the 39 works shortlisted for the 2013 British Composer Awards to be presented across 13 categories and the winners will be unveiled at a ceremony at Goldsmiths’ Hall on Tuesday 3 December.
The Associate Lecturer at the School of Music and Fine Art for Music and Audio Arts has previously won British Composer Award in 2010 under the Making Music category for her work ‘Fall’ and was shortlisted in 2012 for ‘A Lock is a Gate’ in the Community or Educational category. Delighted to be once again shortlisted for her work ‘Screech’ in the Making Music Award category. Kerry Andrew’s work forms the last part of a three-movement flexible work for contemporary recorder quintet Consortium 5, Badluck Birds, which is inspired by regional lore of three different British birds. It was commissioned by the Handel House Museum and had its world premiere on the 11 October 2012 at the Handel House Museum performed by Consortium 5.
You can read more about the Award and listen to an extract of ‘Screech’ on the British Composer Award website.
The British Composer Awards are presented by BASCA and sponsored by PRS for Music. In association with BBC Radio 3 providing exclusive broadcast coverage of the Awards on Saturday 7th December.