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Boosey & Hawkes signs composer Thom Willems

By | Published on Wednesday 22 July 2015

Boosey & Hawkes

Classical music publisher Boosey & Hawkes, part of Imagem of course (pronounced Eeee-marrr-kkkkem remember, it’s important your internal monologue is fully accurate on these things), has signed up composer Thom Willems, best known for his collaborations with noted choreographer William Forsythe.

The deal covers Willems’ scores for over 60 of Forsythe’s ballets including – for those of you knowledgeable of such things – ‘In The Middle’, ‘Somewhat Elevated’, ‘The Loss Of Small Detail’ and ‘Herman Schmerman’. As well as looking after the administration of Willems’ works, Imagem’s creative services department will also look for sync opportunities.

Confirming the deal, Willems told reporters: “When I began to look for the right long-term home for my music, I was impressed by Boosey & Hawkes for its active engagement with the world of ballet and dance and its catalogue of iconic works. I know that my music is in good hands”.

Meanwhile B&H MD Janis Susskind added: “With ‘The Rite Of Spring’ as the foundation stone of our catalogue, we have ballet music in our DNA, and it is a pleasure to add Thom Willem’s innovative scores to our offering”.