A platform for emerging composers
Based at LSO St Luke’s, Soundhub provides a flexible environment where composers can explore, collaborate and experiment, with access to vital resources, support from industry professionals and LSO members and staff.
Soundhub is a composer-led resource, responding directly to the needs of those using it: a supportive framework for artists to try out new ideas, develop existing work and benefit from peer-to-peer networking and support.
The programme is open to UK-based composers and builds on the LSO’s ongoing investment in emerging talent, in particular through the Panufnik Composers Scheme.
The Soundhub scheme has given a wide range of valuable opportunities to over 110 composers since its inception in 2012. The LSO is currently reviewing this unique and important programmme and how it should continue beyond 2017. As a result we are not currently accepting new Soundhub applications, but we recommend you keep an eye on the LSO website and social media in the 2016/17 season for news on the next stage of Soundhub.
Membership is split into two phases:
Each year we accept up to four composers as Members who undertake an initial project at LSO St Luke’s either with a small group of LSO players, or an independent project for which space and other resources are provided. Each member is also allocated a mentor to support them as they develop their project.
The aim of Phase I is to provide members with an opportunity to explore and develop their practice. These projects do not necessarily need to result in a finished product and the focus should be on demonstrating learning and development through the creative process.
Phase I Members:
Two selected members are invited to work directly with an LSO chamber ensemble – either developing their Phase I project or embarking on a new project. On completion of their projects, all members automatically become Soundhub Associates.
Phase II Members:
The Soundhub Community is also extended to a wider group of Associates, who along with the Members, benefit from access to Soundhub events at LSO St Luke’s, LSO rehearsals and concerts, plus occasional access to space and other resources. This year we have 73 Associate composers.
Pedro Faria Gomes
Roberto David Rusconi
Marisa Sharon Hartanto
LSO Soundhub is generously supported by: