John Surman wins a British Composer Award for Lifelines

by Rob Edgar

[Tuesday, December 03, 2013] was the 11th Annual British Composer Awards Ceremony (produced by BASCA, supported by PRS and recorded by BBC Radio 3 for Broadcast on Saturday 7th at 22:45.) at the Goldsmiths’ Hall.

Congratulations to John Surman who picked up the Contemporary Jazz Composition Award (received by John Cumming of Serious in his absence) for Lifelines, a choral piece which blends folk and jazz into a convincing and original portmanteau.

The other nominees in the jazz category were : Trish Clowes for Iris Nonet, and Tim Garland for Songs to the North Sky (which is being issued by Edition Records inJanuary)..

The late Richard Rodney Bennett’s A Colloquy with God was nominated for the Choral category, and composer Kerry Andrew’s Screech was nominated for the Making Music Award.

Full list of nominees HERE

Full list of winners HERE