One of Britain's most successful composers, Mark-Anthony Turnage has achieved international stature and is commissioned and performed throughout the world.
The Irene Taylor Trust 'Music in Prisons' is an established charity which believes in music as a powerful vehicle for change. The charity has been delivering its creative projects in prisons since 1995.
Through New Music 20x12, Music in Prisons worked in partnership with Turnage and some new composers, comprising a group of adult male prisoners. Together, they wrote, orchestrated and recorded an exciting piece of music in celebration of Britain and its culture, employing the individual musical and cultural influences of all participants.
A 12 minute film has allowed the piece to travel beyond the prison gates.
The 2012 Olympic Games will instil a feeling of unity within the UK. In enabling prisoners to contribute positively to these events, New Music 20x12 will not only be raising their aspirations, but encouraging a sense of society in them too.
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