Our March run of concerts at the Southbank Centre ended with a riot of colour in sound, courtesy of two world premieres on Thursday 31 March 2022 conducted by Tim Anderson. Alex Paxton wrote Candyfolk Space-Drum as part of the London Sinfonietta's Writing the Future composer development scheme. His mentor was George Lewis, the composer of Emergent for flute and electronics (performed by Claire Chase) and the second premiere of the night, The Deformation of Mastery.
The night had everything from visceral sounds, electronics, a children's chorus from Belham Primary School and groovy drums from Martin France. Take a look at some photos and reactions from our concert Tapestries.
What an amazing evening of music with @Ldn_Sinfonietta & the fabulous children’s chorus from @TheBelham -— Cassie Buchanan OBE (@cassiebuchanann) March 31, 2022
🎶🎵The music soared 🎵🎶
an incredible opportunity for @Charter_Trust pupils to perform alongside composers & musicians 🙌 pic.twitter.com/Cs0wcrvvkn
Candyfolk Space-Drum is an amazing piece full of high energy writing and playing, full of twists and turns and a huge range of sounds. Tony Dudley-Evans (TDE Promotions)
Strange, arresting Lewis piece (The Deformation of Mastery) had that rare quality of being of its time without subscribing to any school or trend. Wonderful. Tim Rutherford-Johnson
Cant beleive they let me make these sounds! Amazing @Ldn_Sinfonietta @timjhanderson @TheBelham @siwanrhys martin france aga serugo-lugo! @zkm555 hostin talk wiv george lewis! Photo @susannaeastburn n elischa. Candyfolk space -drum pic.twitter.com/3Nveweprza— alex paxton (@alexpaxtonyeah) April 1, 2022
Paxton had the polymorphous, day-glo chaos of a TikTok stream; the kids were trusted with a lot and seemed to have a blast. Tim Rutherford-Johnson
Photos by Orlando Gili
Published: 6 Apr 2022