"This is a piece of music I have written so that it can be played to an audience by notation-reader-like-musician-soloists who like it, improvising musicians who like it, a drummer who likes it, electricitysounds and some children who like it also. These are the best sounds I can imagine these people making, I think it will also be also be fun to watch."
Alex Paxton Candyfolk Space-Drum was commissioned by London Sinfonietta as part of its Writing the Future scheme. The film was recorded at the Southbank Centre on 31 March 2022 and features the London Sinfonietta alongside Alex himself on trombone, Martin France on drums, conductor Tim Anderson and a children's chorus from The Belham Primary School, Southwark.
You can read the full programme for the concert, along with Luke's programme notes, here: https://issuu.com/londonsinfonietta/docs/tapestries_programme
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Published: 31 Oct 2023