NMC Recordings
NMC Recordings

About The Label

NMC arose almost more by chance than by design. Imogen Holst and Colin Matthews had set up the Holst Foundation in 1984 with the aim of supporting the work of living composers. A significant concert of contemporary music at the Aldeburgh Festival in 1987, funded entirely by the Foundation, attracted a full house, but was not broadcast and so was heard by only 800 people. This led Colin Matthews to propose that recordings were the ideal way to reach a larger audience. The Holst Foundation has been the major funder of NMC ever since our inception in 1989.  NMC is a unique and indispensable player in the new music world. We operate as a social enterprise with charitable status, providing public benefit through the contribution our work makes to enriching cultural life. NMC’s future – our ability to continue to record and promote the innovative, the challenging, the obscure, the lost – is reliant on securing public funding and the support of trusts and foundations, plus the generous investment of our donors, Friends, and collaborating partners.   Our Mission NMC believes that new music is a dynamic and engaging art.  We always seek to discover and share exceptional work that inspires and challenges.  NMC:  - produces high quality recordings of outstanding work by composers from the British Isles. - works with leading artists and ensembles - promotes these recordings to expand worldwide audiences for contemporary music - preserves this creativity for generations to come   NMC is an equal opportunities organisation, and staff, trustees and NMC's Patrons are recruited from all backgrounds. NMC’s trustees continue to review the organisation’s diversity policy over all areas. NMC is a small charity which is unable to record or promote all works submitted to it and the absence of a composer from our catalogue or the Music Map is not to be taken as a judgment of lack of merit.

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