New Music 20x12: Trailer - 'Beyond' This'

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Prisoners and staff from HMP Lowdham Grange

Composer Mark-Anthony Turnage partners with the Irene Taylor Trust ‘Music in Prisons’ and some new composers, comprising a group of prisoners from HMP Lowdham Grange. Beyond Thispresents music as a powerful vehicle for change, and enables prisoners to contribute positively to New Music 20x12.

'As a patron, I am highly supportive of the charity's attempts to influence change in prisoners' lives through music. I will relish the opportunity to collaborate with a group of new, untrained composers and use their raw talent, energy and ideas to develop a piece of new music for the Cultural Olympiad.' Mark-Anthony Turnage

New Music 20x12 is the brainchild of Jillian Barker and David Cohen who wanted to put new music at the heart of the Olympic celebrations in 2012. It is delivered by PRS for Music Foundation in partnership with BBC Radio 3, London 2012 and NMC Recordings. For a full list of funding partners click here.


20 outstanding new works, each lasting 12 minutes, commissioned to feature centre stage of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad. New Music 20x12 is a UK-wide commissioning programme consisting of twenty new pieces of music, each of 12 minutes in length, celebrating the talent and imagination of the UK’s musical community as part of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad.

Over the next 12 months you will be able to enjoy performances of these 20 new works in a wide range of venues and unexpected locations across the length and breadth of the UK – from churches, arts centres and concert halls to public spaces, festivals and a train journey. Each piece will be broadcast on BBC Radio 3 and available to purchase as mp3/FLAC download from NMC.

Visit our New Music 20x12 Project Page for more information about the twenty works.



Produced in association with BBC Radio 3 and PRS for Music Foundation


(P) Irene Taylor Trust 'Music in Prisons'

Catalogue number:
NMC DL2012-14
Release Date:
28 August 2012