Watch a film of the New Music 20×12 composers talking about their commissions

You can experience all 20 commissions across one weekend at Southbank Centre from 13-15 July. Don’t miss your chance to get involved in talks, debates and workshops, as well as a unique opportunity to book a one-to-one composer surgery with one of the New Music 20×12 composers.

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PRS for Music Foundation’s New Music 20×12 is a UK-wide commissioning programme initiated by Jillian Barker and David Cohen, and delivered in partnership with the BBC, LOCOG and NMC Recordings.


Listen to the Attab Haddad Quintet on ABC Radio in Sydney, Australia

Fresh from the release of their debut album, Days Distinctive, the Attab Haddad Quintet play their unique blend of flamenco, jazz, Middle Eastern and contemporary music on Tuesday 8 May, 7.45pm at Purcell Room, Queen Elizabeth Hall, as part of the Equator Festival Spring 2012 season.

Listen to the Quintet on ABC Radio in Sydney, broadcast on Monday 16 April 2012.

‘It is rare to find a musician who, on his debut recording, is already confirming his stature as one of best ones in his field… Haddad’s complete mastery of the instrument—with a poetic personal musical language and natural sense of openness— organically placing it into new genres such as chamber jazz, flamenco and contemporary music…’ Eyal Hareuveni, All About

On this brilliantly realised debut… Attab Haddad gives a masterclass in the instrument’s possibilities..’ Neil Spencer, The Guardian

Our Music Nation Podcast! All music, all ages, all weekend

If you thought you knew what orchestras were about, think again. Come and experience an amazing variety of music, spanning Baroque to sampled sounds in the Music Nation weekend.

Hear interviews with Trinity Laban students and Lawrence Cummings Directot of OAE’s The Night Shift.

During the Music Nation weekend, a pulsing urban jungle, created live on stage in Goebbels’ Surrogate Cities; Budapest Festival Orchestra and Iván Fischer showcase rich orchestral colour; Nu Civilisation Orchestra presents a musical mash-up of jazz and classical; and OAE finish off our weekend celebrations with The Night Shift, a relaxed late-night concert plus DJ!