Hear excerpts from works by Anna Meredith, Luke Carver Goss and Sally Beamish
New Music 20x12 has been running for several months now. Composers representing a range of different styles and backgrounds have been commissioned through the PRS for Music Foundation in association with the Cultural Olympiad to write 20 new works, each 12 minutes in length, celebrating the Olympic Games. These works are being performed in various locations around the country and encompass a number of different genres, from brass band and chamber opera to folk and jazz. BBC Radio 3 is broadcasting each new work, and you can buy downloads of each of the pieces from NMC Recordings as they are released or pay a £12 subscription for all 20 works.
Gramophone has teamed up with NMC Recordings to bring you free audio excerpts of each 20x12 work on the Gramophone Player as it becomes available to download.In January we brought you Howard Skempton's Five Rings Triples.
This month NMC has released three more recordings - Anna Meredith's Hands Free with the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain, Luke Carver Goss's Pure Gold: a 4x4 Relay Race with the Black Dyke Band and Manchester Chorale, and Sally Beamish's Spinal Chords with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment.
Here excerpts of these on the Gramophone Player below: