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Hampshire Music Service

Create the Future

Create the Future is a unique project organised by Hampshire County Council’s Music Service and is a central contribution to the 2012 Cultural Olympiad.

Over the 2011-2012 academic year six composers will make nearly 100 visits to 14 participating secondary schools – a major injection of creative expertise into Hampshire’s schools.

The project reflects two of the essential Olympic and Paralympic values:



Everyone will be encouraged to explore creative processes – the whole project will explore how creative musical thinking inspires new music that reflects a range of musical and non-musical ideas.

The composers will be working with different groups of pupils and teachers in each school – and with a different aim in each location. Across the whole project, composers will focus on:

The results of this exciting project will be performed within the school, at local venues and possibly at major county events in the summer of 2012. The best work may also be performed at London’s South Bank, as part of a national festival of new music.

There will also be news, blogs and project charts on a special area of the national web site NUMU, which already hosts a huge amount of music created and performed by school students.

Ultimately, the project will become what students make of it: only they can ‘Create the Future’ . . . .  and no-one knows what that will sound like . . . .

For further details please contact Kevin Rogers on 023 8065 2037 or


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