Christopher Fox is a composer, teacher and writer on music.
Four months after Arts Council England made cuts to opera companies and orchestras, the BBC is now disbanding its professional choir and promising a 20% cut to its orchestras. Composer Christopher Fox discusses the growing crisis in British music.
Arts Council England's recent funding decisions have set opera companies, orchestras and even musical genres against one another. The controversy demonstrates why musicians have to stand together, writes composer Christopher Fox.
For those who make music, Brexit must surely mean resistance, writes composer Christopher Fox.
The UK is bursting with ideas in new music, writes Christopher Fox, but what are the current trends telling us?
In bringing together the sean-nós singing tradition, the poetry of W.B. Yeats and the contrasting voices of Iarla Ó Lionáird and Dawn Upshaw, the Irish composer Donnacha Dennehy has built a complex world of voices and ideas – to be within it is a profoundly moving experience.
If we want new opera to relate to our twenty-first century experience, we must return to first principles, says Christopher Fox
People plus music: it’s a simple formula for compelling television programmes, but why does screening creativity in music defeat even the most imaginative producers and directors, asks Christopher Fox.
Christopher Fox asks how we can best support new music in a recession
The upcoming Printing House Festival of New Music in Dublin is taking ‘Life After Feldman’ as its theme. Composer Christopher Fox looks at the legacy of the great American composer.