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)

recorded for broadcast

Hall 1, Kings Place (London, United Kingdom)

London Sinfonietta/Elaine Mitchener/Richard Baker

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grind show (electric)

Salon, Melbourne Recital Centre (Melbourne, VIC, Australia)

Syzygy Ensemble

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grind show (electric)

Chamber Music Showcase

Royal Northern College of Music Concert Hall (Manchester, United Kingdom)

Junior RNCM

grind show (electric)

Wigmore Hall (London, United Kingdom)

RNCM New Music Ensemble/Clark Rundell/Orr Guy

grind show (electric)

Matlock Members Room (Matlock, Derbyshire, United Kingdom)

Chesterfield Symphony Orchestra/Jack Grime