Thursday, September 16, 2010

Deaf Teenager Will Compose 2012 Olympics Music

According to the DeafBlog, Lloyd Coleman, who is deaf and visually impaired, has been chosen to compose Olympics-themed music that will be performed by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales.

Lloyd is 18 and recently won a spot at London's Royal Academy of Music. Larry Ashmore - who has worked on projects like Bridget Jones's Diary, The Passion of the Christ, Nanny McPhee and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - will be mentoring him.

Lloyd has a great attitude. He's quoted in the article as saying, "I don't want to be known as the musician who's a bit deaf; I want to be known as Lloyd the person and Lloyd the musician. I want my reputation to be built on my musical ability which I hope will inspire others to set themselves goals and get what they want out of life. I already have - music is my life."

Congrats, Lloyd!

3 comments:

  1. if you look at those shapes as letters and read them across, if kinda looks like 'shit.' just an fyi. :)

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  2. That'll teach me to pick the wrong logo! It's fixed now. :)

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  3. haha I didn't think that it'd be wrong. but now it makes a lot more sense.

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