New Music Scotland Awards 2021

Drake Music Scotland is delighted to be nominated in the ISM Award for New Music in Covid Times category of the New Music Scotland Awards 2021 for our Distant Duets collaboration with Tinderbox Collective.

Distant Duets brought together ten musicians from Drake Music Scotland and Tinderbox Collective who in 2020-21 teamed up online, working collaboratively and remotely to create five stunning, colourful, and varied duets. The musicians had never met before and all the development, creative sessions and recordings happened online. Even the final sharing event was delivered as an online experience. And yet, deep connections, wide imaginations and new friendships have grown from this project – along with 5 captivating new pieces of music.

The Award winners will be announced in an event streamed from the RSNO centre via the NMS website on 7 July 2021, 8pm.

Find out more about the musicians and their work here

Listen to the five pieces here on youtube

We are grateful for support from Creative Scotland, The William Syson Foundation and PRS Foundation Talent Development Partnership towards this project

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