The Future Blend Project launched in 2015. It grew into an annual solo harp composition competition that brought together composers and harpists to create brand new music for the Harp. Each year 8-10 finalists were chosen from anonymous scores, they then had 5 months to work with their harpist to create the best piece possible for the instrument. The harpists are some of the most exciting and experienced young professionals in the world. So far composers have had the chance to work with Eleanor Turner, Camilla Pay, Shelley Fairplay, Olivia Jaguers, Sophie Rocks, Erica Sinclair, Rosanna Moore, Fran Barsby and many many more! The Hidden Gem Concert was held in the first few weeks of January and was the showcase and World Premier of the 10 new works. THE EVOLUTION OF FBP to POPPYHARP COMPOSERS PROJECT. FBP took a break over the pandemic but is launching again in 2023.
2023: We will be recapping and showcasing the fantastic works that were celebrated in previous FBP concerts. Composers that wish to rerelease their music will be made available on our website.
2024 2 Harpists in 2024 - Fran Barsby and friends (names to be announced soon!)
Will be working with 2 composers to create pieces that truly reflect each composers style and also compliments the instrument. Their journey will end with recorded with videos to help and inspire other composers. Each selected composer will work with a harpist for 4 months and receive passionate and tailored advice on composing for the harp from leading harpists around the world. The finished video of their finished work will be published on PoppyHarp Youtube and the music will be available to purchase on our website.
DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES: 1ST DECEMBER 2023 Cost: We charge a £5 admin fee per submission. Once your music has been submitted it stays on our database so that if you did not make it one year, it might the following year!!!!! You do not have to resubmit the same piece annually.
The idea is to help young composers and also increase the amount of music composed for the harp so the project is complete free to take part in. We rely on donations to give back to the generous harpists that. donate their time to this project. If you would like to donate to our project please click here. If you are a composer that would like to get involved please fill in the form below. If you are a harpist that would like to get involved please email Fran, firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that WWW.FUTUREBLENDPROJECT.COM is nothing to do with PoppyHarp, Fran Barsby OR the original Future Blend Project. Please be cautious of scams online!