Gothic Horror Composition Project

A group of penguins standing on frozen earthIn 2018-19, our third annual composition project for secondary school pupils celebrates the rich heritage of Gothic Horror.

This year's competition stimuli includes literature, film and a still image.

The compositions of all the nominated finalists will be adjudicated by composer and alumnus Benjamin Till. The winner will be announced at an awards night on 15 January 2019.

Resources for the 2018-19 competition

Film clips as a stimulus for composition:

Literary and visual stimuli for composition:

Competition overview::

Previous Competition Results

You can see the finalists and resources from the 2017 Somme film music competition, Mud, Blood and Music, and the 2018 Polar Regions film music competition.