"...Phyllis was later to become dissatisfied with most of this early work, committing nearly all of the scores to flames." #BMC50
"These scores highlight the sounds that subconsciously colour our experience of particular times, places or objects." #BMC50
"Once performed, these scores can become site-specific meditations, or give rise to fresh musical responses that encourage people to reappraise the landscape around them." #BMC50
"Graphic scores can engage with the act of ‘composing’ as a kind of performance in its own right... " #BMC50
"Graphic scores have the potential to challenge some of the traditional creative hierarchies by perpetuating more democratic, inclusive forms of music making and appreciation." #BMC50
"I was the progeny of utterly charming but completely incompetent parents - they existed in a continual state of ill-health (mostly emotional) and in a permanent state of panic and apprehension. " #BMC50
" ...in the morning, I do 2 hours tabla practice as a form of meditation."
Sound and Music is delighted to announce the following exhibition by composer and curator Jacob Thompson-Bell, specially commissioned for the launch of #BMC50, the British Music Collection at 50 years.
"A collection of videos that have grown out of deep research into the nature of Free Improvisation, its history in the UK and its international connections." #BMC50