PRS New Music Biennial 2022: Split the Air
Martin Green creates a new piece of music for brass that will be performed at Coventry (UK City of Culture) and The Southbank Centre.

Lean more about Lepus' year of brass just here

Split the Air, a new piece of work composed by Martin Green will be featuring at the PRS New Music Biennial, being performed by the superbly talented National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain. The music is part of Lepus' year of brass, where Martin Green has spent a year immersed in brass banding scene - the compositions, competitions and the communities. 

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"It’s easy to fall in love with a thing, especially something as beguiling as brass band music. I thought others might fall in love too."
Martin Green

Photograph: Jon Calvert

The performances will take place in Coventry, UK City of Culture on 23 April and at The Southbank Centre on 2 July. You'll also be able to hear the piece performed at other points during the year that we will be announcing soon. 

The New Music Biennial presents new music across all genres, from classical and chamber opera, to jazz, folk and electronic. 20 of the UK's most pioneering and innovative composers and their work are selected to perform these compositions across two weekends in 2022. Music composed by Martin Green and Orchestrated by Benjamin Woodgates.

Split the Air has been funded by the PRS Foundation.

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