The Tuning album wins Scottish Award for New Music 2023

News | Posted on Tuesday 5 September 2023

School of Arts and Creative Technologies Professor wins award at the Scottish Awards for New Music.

Critically acclaimed album 'The Tuning', a disc of chamber music by Professor Martin Suckling, won the ISM Award for New Music Recording at this year's Scottish Awards for New Music at an awards ceremony in Glasgow on 1st September.

This is the latest success for an album that has already received an editors choice feature in BBC Music Magazine and was shortlisted for the Gramophone Classical Music Awards.

Described by Gramophone Magazine as 'among the most distinctive British composers of his generation', Suckling made this recording in the enviable acoustics of the School's Sir Jack Lyons Concert Hall, supported by a York Impact Accelerator Fund grant as well as grants from the Leverhulme Trust and the RVW Trust.

Alongside Suckling's music the disc also features poetry from Frances Leviston, with whom Suckling is currently developing 'Black Fell', an online interactive digital opera, supported by DC Labs.