The Institute of Composing aims to address the critical issues of making new music in the 21st century, from the viewpoints of composer, performer, technologist, writer and audience.
Contemporary music-making takes many forms, (indeed it could be said to be at a tipping point in terms of performance practice, genre and media) sometimes led by composer and score, sometimes by performer, sometimes led by new technologies, and sometimes through shared collaboration with other artists and art forms.
The institute promotes debate about the nature of contemporary music-making alongside reflections on the underlying craft of composition as practiced from Machaut to Stockhausen, from Bach to Miles Davis.
It acts as both a hub, collaborating with other academic and professional institutions, and a forum, curating information and news.
Peter Wiegold, Director
Associate Director – Andrew Ward
Assistant Director – Dan Goren
Fellows of the Institute of Composing