New Music 20x12 performances announced for summer Olympics

Premiere event set for Spring 2012
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Organisers of a project entitled New Music 20x12 Cultural Olympiad Composers have announced details of performances of new works created by the initiative, CMU has reported.

20 composers have been commissioned to individually create a twelve-minute composition, which captures the spirit of the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Each piece will be premiered in spring 2012, with an event at the Southbank Centre from July13-15th next year. They will also be broadcast on Radio 3 and receive a formal release.

The initiative is supported by the PRS For Music Foundation, whose executive director Vanessa Reed, told CMU: “New Music 20×12 is a central part of the Olympics celebrations and people all over the country will have the opportunity to attend a special event which celebrates the excellence and imagination of some of the UK’s most exciting composers. I am thrilled that each new work will receive three premieres and be accessible to so many people through the stunning array of nationwide performances and BBC Radio 3 broadcasts.”