York student shortlisted for the Ivors Composer Award

Posted on 3 December 2019

Neil Luck has received a coveted Ivors Composer Award nomination for his sound art piece 'Regretfully Yours, Ongoing'.

Neil’s work features a video made collaboratively with Adam de la Cour, British composer, performer and filmmaker. This is the latest high-profile recognition of Neil's work, which has included a performance at the BBC Proms and numerous radio broadcasts over the past year.

Neil, who is a PhD student in the Department of Music, said: “It’s a real honour to be nominated for the Ivors among so many brilliant composers. My piece was written towards the end of my PhD at York, and if it represents any kind of musical ambition it’s in no small part down to the real support and enthusiasm of my supervisors and colleagues in the department.”

The Department of Music has been well-represented in the Ivors as well as their predecessor awards, the BASCAs, over the years. Professor Thomas Simaku is a previous prizewinner, as is current PhD student Robin Haigh, while Dr Martin Suckling is a three-time nominee.

The Ivors Composer Awards will be presented on Wednesday 4 December at the British Museum, Great Russell Street, London.

Watch a perfromance of 'Respectuflly Yours, Ongoing'.