Suzy Klein announces Matthew Kaner as BBC Radio 3’s Embedded: Composer in 3. Matthew will work day-to-day with the station for 70 days from 29 September. He will establish his voice with Radio 3’s listeners with a diverse portfolio of short pieces, among them a premiere every Monday morning for Radio 3’s Breakfast programme. He will also create other short works for a whole range of Radio 3 programmes, and talk about the process of composing classical music today, encouraging audiences to discuss and engage with contemporary music.
I think that it is very encouraging that BBC Radio 3 is taking contemporary classical music so seriously, and wish Matthew well in his 70-day commission. As for 70 years, I am delighted that the Third is being reinvented for the digital age in this way. Congratulations to all!