Instrumentation

fl.cl - pno (prepared) - vln.vlc

Availability

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. (Tansy Davies)

grind show (unplugged)

Turner Sims Concert Hall, University of Southampton (Southampton, United Kingdom)

Birmingham Contemporary Music Group

grind show (unplugged)

No Venue (Dartington, Devon, United Kingdom)

Birmingham Contemporary Music Group

grind show (unplugged)

No Venue (York, United Kingdom)

Birmingham Contemporary Music Group

grind show (unplugged)

The Sage Gateshead (Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom)

Birmingham Contemporary Music Group

grind show (unplugged)

Concord College (Shrewsbury, United Kingdom)

Birmingham Contemporary Music Group