A platform for emerging composers to experiment and collaborate.
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.
Who Is It For?
The programme welcomes applications from composers with a diverse range of musical approaches and backgrounds who are interested in writing for classical orchestral musicians. We are particularly interested in applications from composers from historically under-represented groups such as ethnically diverse composers, women or non-binary composers, disabled composers and composers from outside the classical tradition.
We support 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.
Apply to Take Part
Applications to join LSO Soundhub are currently closed.
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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.
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.
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.
Zygmund de Somogyi
Francesca Le Lohe
Patrick John Jones
Rafael Marino Arcaro
Nico de Benito
Carol J Jones
Samuel D Loveless
Header image © Kevin Leighton