Last week B had his piece called Shadows of Memory performed in a workshop with BBC National Orchestra of Wales, along with 5 other Welsh composers.
It was very exciting though I didn't actually get to hear the piece live, nevertheless even in a rehearsal recording it sounds really good.
All artists have problems with getting in touch with the public, but it is probably worse for musicians than most others. Painters, sculptors etc can hire a hall and get people to see the final product for a reasonable amount of money. Writers these days can do it all for free if the publish as an ebooks - though getting actually published in book form poses more of a problem. However all of these people can show their work to family, friends and anyone interested. Film makers and composers however need lots of other people to get their work from the page to something that other people can appreciate. An orchestra is an expensive beast.
It was lovely to hear it