New Note Orchestra highlighted on BBC news

The work of the New Note Orchestra, whose members are people in recovery from drug and alcohol addition, has been highlighted in a feature on the BBC News website.

Conall Gleeson, deputy head of the School of Media, is the musical director of the orchestra which has been nominated as part of the British Composer Awards which promote the art of composition, recognising the creative talent of composers and sound artists and bringing their music to a wider audience.

The orchestra were nominated for the audio-visual live work Solace, which features a score by the orchestra. In the film members of the orchestra speak about their recovery from addiction as well as their childhood and adolescence alongside footage from Screen Archive South East at the University of Brighton.

The New Note Orchestra performs its own music compositions that are developed through workshops led by Conall.

The British Composer Award is sponsored by Performing Rights for Music and will be broadcast by BBC Radio 3.

Read about the orchestra on the BBC

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