Instrumentation - pno (prepared & processed) - vln.vlc - sampler/electronics


Score and parts for hire

Programme Notes

Grind Show is a superimposition of two scenes: the foreground in a bawdy dance hall, and the background a rainy landscape at night. The acoustic instruments play out a drama with a dialogue of irregular dances, while the electronics depict a sinister outside world. While composing grind show I saw a painting by Goya: ‘The St Isidore Pilgrimage’, which shows a crowd of debauched and frightened revelers appearing to flee across the hills from a distant town. It’s painted over an earlier landscape on which, in turn, the figures were superimposed.

grind show (electric)

Royal College of Music (London, United Kingdom)

students from Guildhall School of Music

grind show (electric)

Britten Studio (Snape, Suffolk, United Kingdom)

Azalea Ensemble, Christopher Austin

grind show (electric)

Kings Place (London, United Kingdom)

Azalea Ensemble

grind show (electric)

LSO St Luke's (London, United Kingdom)

Azalea Ensemble, Christopher Austin, New Noise, Anna Snow, Damien Harron

grind show (electric)

WP of Song of Pure Nothingness (performed by Andrew Watts and Simon Smith)

Byre Theatre (St Andrews, Scotland, United Kingdom)

Bede Williams, St Andrews New Music Ensemble, Andrew Watts, Huw Watkins