In March 2017, members of the public were invited to individually conduct The Salvation Army brass band – without using sheet music. Responding to the conductor’s gestures and movements, the band created a spontaneous and bespoke piece of music with each conductor which contributed to a score made on the day.
The conductors included primary school children, Salvation Army congregation, musicians with experience of conducting, people with no experience of conducting and a deaf filmmaker and artist.
The only instruction given was: ‘Pick up the baton. Conduct the band however you like. They will follow you.’