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Split the Air 

Split the Air is a new album and live show of brass music with electronics composed by Martin Green, celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Miner's Strikes. Martin immersed himself in the brass banding scene for years, and this album is the culmination of his experience and research exploring compositions, competitions, and communities


Keli is a new audio drama written and composed by Martin Green and co-created and directed by Wils Wilson. It is the fictional story of a talented but troubled young horn player, and stars Anna Russell-Martin, with a sonorous score recorded by a bespoke band including principal players from Black Dyke, Grimethorpe, Fairey and Brighouse, and featuring BBC Young Musician of the Year, Sheona White as “the voice of Keli” on tenor horn.

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Split the Air Album 

Split the Air marks the 40th anniversary of the Miners' Strikes. In 2024, Martin Green will tour this album to different parts of the UK, working with brilliant brass bands all over the country to mark 40 years since the miners' strike. You can support this tour by being the first to listen to the album or ordering a CD before its official release in January 2024. SPLIT THE AIR is the new album of brass music with electronics, composed by Martin Green, that was featured at the PRS New Music Biennial. Martin Green has spent years immersed in brass banding scene - the compositions, competitions and the communities. Split the Air has been funded by the PRS Foundation. Music composed by Martin Green and Orchestrated by Benjamin Woodgates. Performed by: Mark Harrison Soprano Cornet, Tom Smith Principal Cornet, Thomas Fountain Solo Cornet, Ian Culcross Solo Cornet, Stephen Murphy Solo Cornet, Kirsty Abbotts Repiano Cornet, Alicia Davis 2nd Cornet, Laura Conway 2nd Cornet, Niall Mulvoy 3rd Cornet, Hayley Moore 3rd Cornet, Dave Moore Flugal, Sheona White Solo Tenor Horn, Siobhan Bates 1st Tenor Horn, Emma Conway 2nd Tenor Horn, Gary Curtin Solo Euphonium, Dave Thornton 2nd Euphonium, Amy Ewen Solo Baritone, Ben Smith 2nd Baritone, Tom Berry Solo Trombone, Ellena Newton 2nd Trombone, Alex Kelly Bass Trombone, Harry Cunningham Solo E-flat Bass, Andy Mallon E-flat Bass, Stuart Beard Solo B-flat Bass, Matt Wade B-flat Bass Funded by PRS Foundation, Creative Scotland, The Marchus Trust and The Space.

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12th May 2024.   The Glasshouse, Newcastle

At Lepus Arts, we work with different communities across the country to create new and inspiring work. Giving the next generation of young musicians a chance to perform at a professional standard with established musicians, we create a vibrant network for artists as we continue to tell stories. 

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Split the Air is supported by PRS Foundation's Beyond Borders

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