Soundhub Phase I Showcase, July 2018
A platform for emerging composers
Based at LSO St Luke’s, LSO 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 LSO supports Sound and Music’s Fair Access Principles, a code of best practice for running successful, open and inclusive artist development programmes, competitions and awards for composers.
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Four Soundhub members each 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. Soundhub offers support for one year initially (Phase I) – members may apply to be considered for two places available in a second year (Phase II).
The aim 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; the focus is on demonstrating learning and development through the creative process.
Soundhub Phase I Members for 2019/20
Works by Phase I composers were recorded in February 2021. Watch the full concert on our YouTube channel.
Soundhub Phase II Members for 2019/20
Works by Phase II composers were performed in a public showcase in February 2020. Watch works from the concert on our YouTube channel.
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 47 associate composers.
> Click here to view the full list of Associates
Watch: Sounds of today
A playlist of works and events from composers on the LSO Soundhub and Jerwood Composer+ schemes, recorded live at LSO St Luke's.
LSO Soundhub is generously supported by Susie Thomson and The Garrick Charitable Trust.