SOUND & MUSIC: Meet the 2020 Composer-Curators

[Image by Sam Wood]

We’re thrilled to announce the five projects that have been selected to be a part of this year’s Sound & Music Composer-Curator programme. Each of the chosen artists will be supported to develop their public projects, focusing on bringing new music to new audiences across the UK.


Learn more about Stephen’s project in their Q&A


Learn more about Rufus’ project in their Q&A


Learn more about Naviar Records’ project in their Q&A


Learn more about First Light Records’ project in their Q&A


  • Meesha Fones, Anna Palmer & Kaila Whyte / Queef
Learn more about QUEEF’s project in their Q&A


This year’s projects span a truly unique and diverse range of people, places, genres and performance contexts. These include exploring immersive, queer safe-spaces in Birmingham, DIY electronic music workshops in rural Somerset, and a cross-artform festival of experimental music and Japanese haiku.

Our Creative Director, Lisa Meyer, will be on hand as an expert mentor to provide additional support to all the projects.

We’re very excited about Birmingham-born QUEEF being part of the programme!

Queef is a brand-new Birmingham based experimental live music & art night, that is an immersive safe space for queer parties, collaboration, drag, activism and live performance, showcasing experimental live music and art by queer artists from around the country and beyond.

“We are QUEEF. Better out than in.”