Uduman has been selected alongside 6 other composers to receive a grant from the PRS Foundation of up to £10k to support the development of his career. The Composers’ Fund was created following PRS Foundation’s research in 2014 exploring the challenges composers meet when striving to steer the next stages of their careers. Sohrab will be using the grant to concentrate on developing a number of linked compositions that will explore the wealth of possibilities available from on-the-fly interaction of live performance with live electronics.
Uduman has been selected as the winner of OPUS2016 , Britten Sinfonia’s open submission scheme for unrepresented composers. Sohrab has received a commission to write a new work for the orchestra’s award-winning At Lunch series to be premiered in December 2016.
The British Composer Awards are presented by BASCA and sponsored by PRS for Music. The 2015 shortlist announced on 29 October, features 33 composers across 12 categories with 40 per cent of those shortlisted being first-time nominees.
Glitshig for bass clarinet and piano has been shortlisted in the ‘Solo or Duo’ section. The Awards take place on 9 December at the British Film Institute.
The Sound and Music: British Music Collection is a world leading resource for new music discovery. A new interactive website will be launched in July 2015 and Sohrab Uduman is the Featured Composer for the launch.
Breath across autumnal ground for harpsichord and live electronics has won first prize (2,500 euros) in the first Prix Annelie de Man 2012 Composers Competition in the Netherlands.
The Foundation Annelie de Man organised this competition for composers and harpsichordists in co-operation with the November Music Festival in Den Bosch, the Netherlands to promote and support contemporary harpsichord repertoire. The biannual competition final performance will take place during the November Music Festival from November 7 – 11 2012) at Den Bosch in the Netherlands.
The balance of intellect and intuition was amply illustrated. Uduman’s refined technique seemed to be the main reason why his electro-acoustic piece – Refrains for trombone and tape – seemed the most sophisticated and rounded of all the works. ‘
[Susanna Borsch Off Limits] ‘Contour by English composer Sohrab Uduman, strikes me as worthy of entry into the core of new music for recorder…’
Tom Bickley, American Recorder
[Wired Jane Chapman harpsichord, NMC D145] ‘Uduman’s piece meanwhile contrasts with the others in that it uses computer software in a quite candid, stripped-back manner, to foster a stretching out and extension of the sound of Chapman’s austere and yet expressive harpsichord.’
Wired Jane Chapman harpsichord, NMC D145
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