Gavin was commissioned to write a new full length ballet for the Rambert Dance Company as part of the 2012 Cultural Olympiad.
New Music 20×12 was a UK wide programme which consisted of twenty outstanding new works, each lasting 12 minutes, which were commissioned to feature centre stage of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad. Each commission was broadcast on BBC Radio 3 and toured the UK, which enabled as many people as possible to enjoy excellent new music as part of the celebrations of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
New Music 20×12 was an independent project initiated by Jillian Barker and David Cohen, and delivered by PRS for Music Foundation in partnership with the BBC, London 2012 Organising Committee and Sound and Music.
New Music 20×12 was generously supported by the following committed patrons and funders: Arts Council England, John S. Cohen Foundation, Creative Scotland, PRS for Music Foundation, Arts Council of Northern Ireland, Arts Council of Wales, Incorporated Society of Musicians, Musicians Benevolent Fund, Jerwood Charitable Foundation, RVW Trust, Charlotte and Dennis Stevenson, Tolkien Trust, The Bliss Trust, Finzi Trust, Johna and Ann Tusa, Lilian Slowe, John Wates Charitable Trust and Richard Walduck.