Ted Hearne chosen for New Voices residency

Ted Hearne has been selected as the third annual New Voices composer.

Organised by Boosey & Hawkes, the New World Symphony, and the San Francisco Symphony, New Voices is a residency programme which aims to develop and support emerging US composers.

Hearne will have the opportunity to work with Boosey & Hawkes to gain an insight into music publishing, and will collaborate with the New World Symphony on two new works from workshop stages through to performance. Both works will also be performed by the San Francisco Symphony during the 2015-16 season.

Hearne has worked with a range of artists and ensembles from both the classical and pop fields, and is known for his politically-inspired works including Ripple (based on the WikiLeaks scandal) and Katrina Ballads (set to footage and eye-witness accounts following Hurricane Katrina in 2005).

He said: ‘There are so many incredible ideas coming from the composers of my generation, and so few opportunities to explore and develop those ideas with American orchestras. New Voices aims to change this by fostering fruitful collaborations, and I’m thrilled to be taking part.’