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Family of Man is a generic title given to a projected collection of music for voices, instruments and digital media making up a new secular concert-length oratorio.

It aims to be a truly inclusive work: a meeting ground for amateur, student and professional performers. Along with opportunities for collaborations with theatre, dance and visual media, it builds on composer Nigel Morgan's multi-location BBC commissions Conversations in Colour and Schizophonia in its potential for involving real for involving real and virtual communities using digital media and web-based broadcasting.

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The starting point for the collection has been Barbara Hepworth's celebrated series of sculptures called Nine Figures on a Hill, but more commonly known as Family of Man. These sculptures exist as complete sets in two locations:

The Donald M. Kendall Sculpture Gardens at PepsiCo World Headquarters, Purchase, New York State, USA,

Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, UK.

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