BASCA announces the 33 works, across 11 categories, that are nominated for a 2017 British Composer Award.

The British Composer Awards promote the art of composition, recognise the creative talent of composers and sound artists, and bring their music to a wider audience.

The awards are presented by BASCA and sponsored by PRS for Music; in association with BBC Radio 3 providing exclusive broadcast coverage.

Crispin Hunt, Chairman at BASCA, said: “Britain is home to a flourishing and bold community of enlightened and reformist contemporary composers, whose work continues to accelerate music’s role in society. The works nominated here speak to politics, ecology, art and history and somehow manage to distil the disorder about us into form. It’s inspiring to note a significant uplift in submissions this year, especially to see so many first-time nominees and young composers shortlisted – further testimony to the pioneering musical spirit of today.”

The winners will be announced at the 15th British Composer Awards on Wednesday 6 December in the BP Lecture Theatre and East Foyer of the British Museum, London.

In addition to the 11 award categories, two composers will be honoured with a Gift of BASCA Award in recognition of their contributions to contemporary music, with one award for Inspiration (presented in association with the Music Publishers Association) and one for Innovation.

The 15th British Composer Awards will be hosted by BBC Radio 3 presenters Andrew McGregor and Sara Mohr-Pietsch.

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