Estuary Sound Ark celebrates an Ivor Novello nomination

Estuary Sound Ark was an innovative project that was proudly supported during the first phase of our programme by both Co-Commissions and Re:Gen 2031. The Ark is a project which brought together new artworks and ideas formed out of the sounds of the Thames Estuary. The sounds were created and submitted by those who live and work in the estuary and 9 young creatives known as the ‘Youth Generators’ to undertake their own sound journeys. The result created a bold snapshot of sounds from the summer of 2022. 

Composed by Matthew Herbert, Estuary Sound Ark was recently nominated for the prestigious Best Community and Participation Composition in association with ABRSM award at the Ivors Classical Awards. The awards are the UK’s foremost celebration of creative excellence in contemporary classical music and sound art.

While Estuary Sound Ark did not secure the win this time, the nomination itself is a testament to the resounding success and far-reaching impact of this project. We’re immensely proud of the talented artists and creators behind Estuary Sound Ark for receiving this well-deserved nomination. Their dedication, talent, and artistic vision have brought this project to life and captivated audiences far and wide.

Ivors Academy
Chris Plytas
Estuary Sound Ark Event. Credit - lasting impressions by Hayley
Estuary Sound Ark Event 3 - Credit Lasting Impressions by Hayley
Kat Pegler
Estuary Sound Ark Event 2 - Credit Lasting Impressions by Hayley