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New Music 20×12 in the News

Royal Philharmonic Society Awards 2013 broadcast
BBC Radio 3, 19 May 2013

Music inspired by Times columnist wins ‘Oscar’
The Times, 16 May 2013

RPS Music Award-winners announced
Music Education UK, 15 May 2013

RPS Awards: Full winners
Classical Music, 15 May 2013

Six-hour opera wins music and theatre award
BBC News Online, 14 May 2013

Staging of Stockhausen’s helicopter string quartet scores key prize
The Guardian, 14 May 2013

Helicopter opera wins top gong at Royal Philharmonic Society Music Awards
Romford Recorder, 14 May 2013

Royal Philharmonic Society 2013 winners announced
Classic FM, 14 May 2013

Dame Janet Baker hosts the 2013 RPS Awards
Gramophone, 14 May 2013

Review of New Music 20×12 downloads. “they’re well worth having on your hard drive.”
Bangkok Post, 30 Oct 2012

Concert preview: Aidan O’Rourke to perform
Deeside Piper and Herald, 17 Sep 2012

“Thanks to the brilliant idea of David Cohen and the realisation of the project by PRS Foundation (sic) we have 20 wonderful 12 minute works”
Classical Music, 8 Sep 2012

Review: Aidan O’Rourke Quintet – TAT-1, 6 Sep 2012

Review: Twenty-Seven Heavens, Usher Hall, Edinburgh – The premiere of a new Cultural Olympiad commission gave the European Union Youth Orchestra plenty to get their teeth into
Financial Times, 26 Aug 2012

EU Youth Orchestra Demonstrate Style, Flair and Virtuosity
Seen and Heard International, 24 Aug 2012

Review: European Union Youth Orchestra EIF, 24 Aug 2012

Review: Twenty Seven Heavens by Richard Causton – European Union Youth Orchestra, Usher Hall, review. The European Union Youth Orchestra offered flashes of genius at Usher Hall for Edinburgh Festival 2012
The Telegraph, 24 Aug 2012

Jazz icon comes to Tremough university site (Julian Joseph), 23 Aug 2012

London 2012 – The Cultural Olympiad’s top 15 events
Yahoo Lifestyle India, 7 Aug 2012

Brecon Jazz gets its own Sax Machine
Brecon Jazz News, 6 Aug 2012

National Youth Orchestra Of Great Britain Perform Amazing HandsFree Body Percussion Piece (WATCH)
Huffington Post, 5 Aug 2012

Proms 29 and 28: NYOGB/Petrenko; Ulster O/Faletta – review (HandsFree at The Proms)
The Guardian, 5 Aug 2012

Review: Track to Track – Music at St Pancras, 31 July 2012

Review: New Music 20×12 at the Southbank Centre
Disability Arts Online, 31 July 2012

Biggest bell in the world to ring in London Olympics, 27 July 2012

The Olympics and Music: then and now
Oxford University Press blog, 24 July 2012

Aidan O’Rourke Quintet, 24 July 2012

Ringing in the Olympics
Belper News, 23 July 2012

Night of poetry and music
Grimsby Evening Telegraph, 21 July 2012

“The 20×12 project continues to be a great source of discovery and, to my mind, the most interesting offshoot of the Olympic Games”
Composition:Today, 16 July 2012

New Music 20×12 – Zatopek and Hands Free
Planet Hugil, 16 July 2012

LCO and 60 young musicians celebrate Olympics at St Pancras
 Classical Music, 14 July 2012

No barriers to performance
Times Educational Supplement, 13 July 2012

The Classical: The Young Person’s Guide to the Proms 2012
Drowned in Sound, 11 July 2012

Higgins, Howard and Black Dyke to feature at Southbank festival, 11 July 2012

20×12 commissions converge on Southbank Centre
Classical Music, 11 July 2012

The Strand – Joe Cutler’s Ping
BBC World Service, 09 July 2012

NI Opera shorts – Our Day review
The Guardian, 08 July 2012

Belfast goes to the opera
The Observer, 08 July 2012

Midweek with Mark-Anthony Turnage
BBC Radio 4, 04 July 2012

In the five-finger excercise yard: A new work will soon be played in London but its performers are all behind bars
The Times, 05 July 2012

Mark-Anthony Turnage interview talking about Beyond This
BBC Radio 4 Midweek, 04 July 2012

NI Opera shorts – Our Day review
The Irish Times, 03 July 2012

Joe Cutler and Ping featured in the guide to the Olympics
BBC London News, 02 July 2012

Jason Yarde joins Jumoke Fashola for her show
BBC London 94.9, 01 July 2012

Graham Fitkin Track to Track at St Pancras station
CCTV (China), 28 June 2012

Graham Fitkin Track to Track at St Pancras station
SNTV, 28 June 2012

Graham Fitkin Track to Track at St Pancras station
NHK (Japan), 28 June 2012

LCO and 60 young musicians celebrate Olympics with Fitkin piece
Classical Music, 28 June 2012

Orchestra welcomes Olympic Javelin train – Graham Fitkin Track to Track
ITV News Meridian, 28 June 2012

Olympic rings on London’s Tower Bridge – Graham Fitkin Track to Track
CNN, 27 June 2012

Tower Bridge rings mark a month to go – Graham Fitkin Track to Track
Evening Standard, 27 June 2012

New Music 20×12 issues three more releases
Gramophone, 26 June 2012

Shadowball & The Brown Bomber
Cloud Dance, 24 June 2012

New Music 20×12 – Southbank preview
Evening Standard, 21 June 2012

Jazz breaking news: Julian Joseph’s knockout night at Sadler’s Wells
Jazzwise Magazine, 19 June 2012

Opera on legendary athlete Zátopek premiered in Britain
Prague Daily Monitor, 19 June 2012

Zátopek! – review
The Guardian, 18 June 2012

Technophonia review
The Scotsman, 16 June 2012

REVIEW: Race Against Time including Emily Howard’s Zatopek! at the Epstein Theatre, Liverpool
Liverpool Echo, 16 June 2012

London 2012: Opera recalls Olympic hero Emil Zatopek
BBC News, 15 June 2012

World premiere for special music by Edinburgh disabled stars
BBC News, 14 June 2012

“Composer Emily Howard looks forward to the premiere of her Olympic-inspired work Zatopek!”
Liverpool Echo,
11 June 2012

“The Imagined Village – Bending The Dark”,
31 May 2012

“Giving voice to the indescribable: Aaron Cassidy”,
29 May 2012

“This global ‘village’ wows Bury audience”
Bury Free Press,
28 May 2012

“Rambert, Sadler’s Wells, London”
The Independent,
20 May 2012

“Bury St Edmunds Festival 2012’s Cultural Olympiad theme”
BBC News Suffolk,
20 May 2012

“Joe Cutler: Ping!  Coull String Quartet”
BBC Radio 3,
19 May 2012

“Folk’s Village people at Royal & Derngate”
Northampton Chronicle & Echo,
18 May 2012

“Dancers are to Spring on Stage (Bending The Dark by Sheema Mukherjee)”
This Is Somerset,
17 May 2012

“The Imagine Village to showcase brand new album at Electric Parade”
View from Weymouth,
17 May 2012

“Rambert: Sub/ The Art of Touch/ Nijinsky’s Faune/ What Wild Ecstasy, Sadler’s Wells”
The Arts Desk,
16 May 2012

“Rambert Dance Company – review (4/5)”
The Guardian,
16 May 2012

“Rambert Dance Company review”
The Stage,
16 May 2012

“Rambert Dance Company, Sadler’s Wells, London (4/5)”
Financial Times,
16 May 2012

“Rambert Dance Company, Sadler’s Wells, review (4/5)”
The Telegraph,
16 May 2012

“Review: Rambert Dance Company at Sadler’s Wells”,
16 May 2012

“This week’s new theatre and dance (Gavin Higgins, Rambert)”
The Guardian,
12 May 2012

“Quirky offerings are brought to the table (Ping It, Ring It, Roll It, Write It preview)”
Birmingham Post,
03 May 2012

“Black Dyke at Symphony Hall, Birmingham (Luke Carver Goss 20×12 commision)”
BBC Radio 2,
02 May 2012

“Drake Music and 20×12 New Music”
Classical Music,
01 May 2012

“Imagined Village at the Electric Palace, Bridport”
Dorset Echo,
01 May 2012

“In-Depth: Julian Joseph”
, 30 April 2012

“Mary Peters’ Olympic glory remembered in mini-opera”
The Independent
, 30 April 2012

“All in hand: Scottish composer Anna Meredith heads to the Proms – but without instruments”
The Scotsman
, 25 April 2012

“BRIDPORT: The Imagine Village to showcase brand new album at Electric Palace”
View From Bridport
, 25 April 2012

“20×12: Composers Go Olympic – Announcing the Southbank Centre’s festival for contemporary composition”
The Arts Desk
, 24 April 2012

“Composers from this year’s Sounds New on Radio 3 Saturday”, 19 April 2012

“In Pictures: London 2012 Festival – Highlights”
BBC News online, 16 April 2012

“The London Olympics will be celebrated in new work by 20 composers. But what connects their music with sport?”
Financial Times
, 14 April 2012

NYO perform ‘HandsFree’ in Durham town centre
ITV Tyne Tees, 09 Apr 2012

“Brainfingers system allows disabled musician to play”
BBC Scotland News, 03 Apr 2012

“BBC Music Choice Three Great April Highlights” (Preview of Radio 3 broadcast of several 20×12 pieces)
BBC Music Magazine, 01 Apr 2012

“Where Are We Going From Here? – Gramophone critic Peter Quantrill looks at trends in new music and asks where they might be leading”
Gramophone, 01 Apr 2012

“Spinal Chords – Hannah Nepil attends the London premiere of a heartfelt work for the Cultural Olympiad by Sally Beamish”
Gramophone, 01 Apr 2012

“My Life – a week with Vanessa Reed”
International Arts Manager, 29 Mar 2012

Train of Thought: Graham Fitkin and the Javelin, 29 Mar 2012

“Graham Fitkin & London Chamber Orchestra at Cadogan Hall – Track to Track”
Classical Source, 22 Mar 2012

‘Pure Gold: a 4×4 Relay Race’ featured
The Arts Show, BBC Radio 2, 16 March 2012

“Brave New Work For The Opera Group In 2012”
Classical Source, 14 Mar 2012

“Handsfree – Anna Meredith lets us in on the story behind Handsfree – her exciting new piece written for the NYO as part of the New Music 20×12 project”
Music Journal, 01 Mar 2012

“Taking inspiration from Sally Beamish”, 23 Feb 2012

“Will the 2012 London Olympics Really Boost The U.K. Music Industry?”, 23 Feb 2012

“Thame musicians premier Olympics Ping Pong music”, 21 Feb 212

Review: Rambert Dance Company/Gavin Higgins’ ‘What Wild Ecstasy’
Herald Scotland, 17 Feb 2012

“Dancers step up through 85 years” (Review of ‘What Wild Ecstasy premiere)
Press & Journal Review, 16 Feb 2012

“Modern take on masterpieces” (Review of ‘What Wild Ecstasy premiere)
Evening Express, 16 Feb 2012

Review: Sally Beamish ‘Spinal Chords’ at London’s QEH, 5/5
The Telegraph, 16 Feb 2012

“2012 javelin trains just ain’t got rhythm”
The Evening Standard, 16 Feb 2012

Review: Rambert Dance Company/Gavin Higgins’ ‘What Wild Ecstasy at His Majesty’s Theatre, Aberdeen (4/5)
The Scotsman, 16 Feb 2012

“My Life – a week with Sally Beamish”
International Arts Manager, 15 Feb 2012

“Wild about Rambert commission”
Herald Scotland, 14 Feb 2012

“Firsts Keep Flowing” (‘Spinal Chords premiere at Southampton Turner Sims)
Southern Daily Echo, 13 Feb 2012

Dance Preview: Rambert Dance Company, ‘What Wild Ecstasy’
Aberdeen Courier and Advertiser, 10 Feb 2012

“A new work by Sally Beamish and Melanie Reid proves moving and thought provoking”
Classical Music

“Music: Spinal Chords Sally Beamish Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment”
Thoroughly Good Blog, 11 Feb 2012

“Dance Preview: Rambert Dance Company, What Wild Ecstasy”
Dundee Courier and Advertiser, 10 Feb 2012

Feature about Sally Beamish’s ‘Spinal Chords’ with comment from Vanessa Reed.
BBC Radio Scotland, 9 Feb 2012 (iPlayer, 2h24mins)

“Lose Yourself in Dance” (Rambert Dance ‘What Wild Ecstasy’)
Aberdeen The Press and Journal, 9 Feb 2012

‘Ping!’ photo
The Strad, Feb 2012

Review of ‘Spinal Chords’ by Sally Beamish, performed at Turner Sims, Southampton 4/5
The Times, 7 Feb 2012

Interview with Vanessa Reed discussing New Music 20×12
Roundhouse Radio, 6 Feb 2012 (listen from 13 mins 45 secs)

“Olympic festival’s Southampton music premiere”
BBC South News online, 6 Feb 2012

Sally Beamish and Melanie Reid interview on The World This Weekend on BBC Radio 4 (at 23 mins) talking about ‘Spinal Chords’
The World This Week, BBC Radio 4, 5 Feb 2012

Sally Beamish interviewed on Radio 3’s In Tune talking about ‘Spinal Chords’.
In Tune, BBC Radio 3, 3 Feb 2012

“Faster. Higher. Stronger. – New Music 20×12 is lighting torch for composers”
Musical Opinion, Feb 2012

“Let’s Face the Music and Dance”
The Times, 1 Feb 2012

“On Your Marks”
Classical Music, 28 Jan 2012

“New Music 20×12 Sally Beamish Premiere”
Classical Music
, 28 Jan 2012

“Wonderbrass celebrate landmark birthday with Olympic commission”
Wales Online, 26 Jan 2012

Melanie Reid interviewed about her involvement with ‘Spinal Chords’ by Sally Beamish
BBC Radio 5 Live, 26 Jan 2012

“I distilled a year’s pain and hope into a thousand words.”
The Times T2, 26 Jan 2012

“Introducing New Music 20×12 – part of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad”
Gramophone, 25 Jan 2012

“British Chinese composition for London 2012”
BBC World Service, 24 Jan 2012

“From darkness to light: music from a prison cell”
Gramophone, 23 Jan 2012

“Serco Plays Host To Leading Composer”
Security Oracle, 23 Jan 20112

“Turnage behind bars”
Classical, 20 Jan 2012

“OAE premieres new work by UK composer Beamish”
International Arts Manager, 19 Jan 2012

“Prison premiere for Turnage’s Olympic music”
BBC News online, 19 Jan 2012

“Mark-Anthony Turnage And HMP Lowdham Grange Prisoners Premiere ‘Beyond This’ As Part Of PRS For Music Foundation’s Prestigious New Music 20×12”, 19 Jan 2012

“Premiere Choice. Mark-Anthony Turnage – Beyond This”
Classical Music, 14 Jan 2012

“UK-Wide Premieres Announced For New Music 20×12 Cultural Olympiad Composers”, 13 Jan 2012

“Out of the blocks: R3’s New Music 20×12 composer partnership” – Vanessa Reed (PRS for Music Executive Director) guest blog
BBC Radio 3 website, 11 Jan 2012

“New Music 20×12: XX/XY”, interview with Liz Liew and Andy Leung
M Magazine, 11 Jan 2012

“I can show you the bruises from my time with the National Youth Orchestra”
The Telegraph, 11 Jan 2012

Review of National Youth Orchestra / ‘HandsFree’ by Anna Meredith, at London Barbican, “…mesmerising…”
The Times, 9 Jan 2012

Review of National Youth Orchestra / ‘HandsFree’ by Anna Meredith, at London Barbican, 4/5 stars
The Independent, 7 Jan 2012

New Music 20×12 featured in Music Matters
BBC Radio 3, 7 Jan 2012

Review of National Youth Orchestra / ‘HandsFree’ by Anna Meredith, at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, 4/5 stars
The Guardian, 6 Jan 2012

“National Youth Orchestra performs new piece without instruments”
The Telegraph, 5 Jan 2012

‘Five Rings Triple’ by Howard Skempton played out on BBC Radio 3 at midnight on New Years Eve
31 Dec 2011

“Can music in a church tower ring true?”
The Telegraph, 29 Dec 2011

“The Arts in 2012:Classical”
The Guardian, 29 Dec 2011

“Let the Games Begin”
The Guardian, 23 Dec 2011

“Bridging Music and SPort for the Cultural Olympiad”
The Guardian, 22 Dec 2011

“2012 Olympic music project recruits prisoners and bell-ringers”
The Guardian, 10 Oct 2011

“Music and table tennis ping into action at 2012 Olympics”
The Telegraph, 10 Oct 2011

“Bell-ringing to open Olympic year”
BBC Online, 10 Oct 2011

“Premier of New Music 20×12 Cultural Olympiad set for next year”
Music Week, 10 oct 2011

“Twenty commissions announced for Cultural Olympiad’s 20×12 scheme”
Classical Music magazine, 11 Oct 2011

“Scots composers to mark Olympics”
The Herald (Scotland), 11 Oct 2011