Saxophonist Shabaka Hutchings, pianist and composer Pat Thomas, and accordionist Martin Green are the musicians awarded £50,000 grants by the Paul Hamlyn Award for composers this year. Hutchings, Thomas and Green are awarded alongside five visual artists, all of whom will receive £50,000 spread across a three year period. As usual with the Paul Hamlyn Award, there are no obligations or conditions on how the money must be spent.
Previous recipients have included Steve Beresford, Chris Watson, John Butcher, and Evan Parker, among others. More details here.