Aidan O'Rourke: Tat-1 [Live]

Aidan O'Rourke: Tat-1 [Live]

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Fiddler and composer Aidan O’Rourke worked with An Tobar, The Tobermory Arts Centre to create TAT-1, inspired by the first transatlantic telephone cable which ran from Aidan’s hometown, Oban on the west coast of Scotland to Newfoundland. As the Olympics brings the world closer together, the cable had the same purpose and for many years carried the 'hotline' between Washington and Moscow.

New Music 20x12 is the brainchild of Jillian Barker and David Cohen who wanted to put new music at the heart of the Olympic celebrations in 2012. It is delivered by PRS for Music Foundation in partnership with BBC Radio 3, London 20x12 and NMC Recordings. 

20 outstanding new works, each lasting 12 minutes, commissioned to feature centre stage of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad. New Music 20x12 is a UK-wide commissioning programme consisting of twenty new pieces of music, each of 12 minutes in length, celebrating the talent and imagination of the UK’s musical community as part of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad.

The Aidan O'Rourke Quintet



New Music 20x12 Partners


The performance of TAT-1 by An Tobar at the Tobemory Arts Centre was recorded by the BBC on 8 June 2012 and broadcast on BBC Radio 3 on 21 July 2012.

Catalogue number: NMC DL201211
Release Date: 30 July 2012