OCM brings music, artists and audiences together in ways that encourage and create memorable and meaningful experiences for all.

OCM is a unique producer and charity that works to develop and present the highest quality and most innovative new music and sound-based live events, to engage diverse local and national audiences with our work, and to deepen understanding and appreciation of musical cultures from within the UK and worldwide. Our raison d’être is to bring music, artists and audiences together in ways that encourage and create memorable and meaningful experiences for all.

We have four strands of activity: concerts, new commissions/projects, education and outreach, and talent development. We aim to achieve our mission by:

  • Supporting artists in their professional and creative development
  • Forging inspiring partnerships that cross conventional boundaries within music, the arts and beyond the arts
  • Presenting excellent work from the UK and abroad that is highly engaging, relevant and accessible to diverse audiences
  • Developing and using innovative approaches to presentation and interaction
  • Developing and delivering participative projects with schools and community groups that nurture skills and offer personal fulfilment.

We believe in the ability of the arts to empower people and communities through self-expression, to allow people to question, imagine, challenge and dream.

Awards

Ray Lee: Siren Commissioned and produced by OCM 2007 Herald Angel Award
 

Robert Jarvis: Echolocation Commissioned and produced by OCM Shortlisted 2008 PRSF New Music Award
 

Michael Zev Gordon: Allele Premiered and presented by OCM 2011 BASCA Composer of the Year Award
 

Ray Lee: Ethometric Museum Commissioned and produced by OCM 2012 BASCA Composer of the Year Award
 

Nathaniel Mann: Pigeon Whistles Created during Nathaniel's SAM Embedded residency with OCM and the Pitt Rivers Museum 2014 George Butterworth Prize