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Music Sales composers chosen for London 2012 Festival

Music Sales composer Martin Creed has been announced as one of the Philip Glass: The Piano Collection individuals charged with creating a new sound work for the London 2012 Festival.
The event will run as the finale to the Cultural Olympiad in 2012 and will be a 12-week UK-wide carnival celebrating food, fashion, dance, pop and opera across the country. Full details of the project are due to be announced next year.
Opening Midsummer’s Day 2012 and running until the last day of the London 2012 Paralympic Games on September 9th, the festival will provide an outstanding summer of arts and creativity in the UK.
Creed graduated from the Slade School of Art in London in 1990 and has since set about establishing himself as an artist.
Words and music have always been an integral part of Creed’s practice. From his point of view “talks are works and words are work”. As such, his works have often been a combination of art, talking, choreography and music.
“The simplicity of the music demonstrates a simple but intellectual approach to creating music/artwork. Using few notes and words Creed delivers compelling messages in tracks,” Chester Novello explains.
Meanwhile, also being performed within the festival is the UK premiere of the opera Einstein on the Beach by Philip Glass and Robert Wilson, with the choreography conceived by Lucinda Childs.
Over 1,000 events will make up the cultural celebration including a number of music-based projects.
The 12-week programme already features new work from Damon Albarn, his Gorillaz collaborator Jamie Hewlett and theatre director Rufus Norris, while the BBC Proms and the Edinburgh Festivals will also work in tandem with the London 2012 festivities.
More projects and commissions will be announced over the next year, but with works including the afore-mentioned composers the festival promises to be an amazing celebration of the arts across the UK.

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