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Drake Music Scotland

Drake Music Scotland

 

Developing out of the Drake Research Project founded in England by Adele Drake in 1988, Drake Music Scotland became a separate charitable organisation in 1997 and since then has worked with around 6000 children and adults across Scotland.

Drake Music Scotland is the nation’s leading arts organisation providing music making opportunities for people with disabilities. Our expertise in inclusive music technology and specialist teaching methods support people of all ages and a wide range of disabilities to play, learn and compose music independently.

The City of Edinburgh Music School

The City of Edinburgh Music School

 

The City of Edinburgh Music School is the only school in Europe in the maintained sector which offers a complete specialist music programme from primary to secondary level in two neighbouring centres. The happy association with Flora Stevenson Primary School ensures the musical development of students from an early age within a caring and sensitive framework. The intensive training - involving regular practice, various ensembles and individual expert tuition from the most talented and dedicated teachers in the land, paves the way for students to secure positions in some of the most prestigious colleges, universities, ensembles, orchestras and media organisations in the world.

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Students from City of Edinburgh Schools

 

Technophonia brings together cutting edge music interfaces used by Drake Music Scotland, the nation’s leading arts organisation providing music making opportunities for people with disabilities. Oliver Searle’s music inspires young musicians to combine their individual talents to achieve a unique team performance, challenging how the audience defines musical instruments and performing musicians.

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 20x12 and NMC Recordings. For a full list of funding partners click here.

 

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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.

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REVIEWS

 

‘Searle’s Technophonia reveals an ear-opening imagination…’ BBC Music Magazine

FUNDING

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

RECORDING CREDITS

Catalogue number:
NMC DL2012-12
Release Date:
30 July 2012