The Workshop

The Workshop

Imperial College London, Exhibition Road, London SW7 2AZ – walk through the Exhibition Road entrance of Imperial College, out into the courtyard, and immediately left down the ramp that takes you under the blue glass Faculty building; the building on your left as you approach the bottom of the ramp is the Mechanical Engineering workshop.

Consistently rated amongst the world’s best universities, Imperial College London is a science-based institution with a reputation for excellence in teaching and research.

Listening Suggestion

Picture yourself standing on the sloping path. Look to the left of this sign. Imagine events within the Mechanical Engineering Workshop.

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Listen to the music composed for the Workshop, Imperial College 

Programme Notes

Having come across the music that John Cage wrote for a film about the artist Alexander Calder, I constructed a radiophonic piece, scored for 3 brass instruments and (mainly) metal percussion, made up of short musical cues that repeat, rotate and ‘bump’ into one another like a mobile musical sculpture. Thanks to Tim Venables and the staff at the Mechanical Engineering Workshop.

Performance Credits

Members of the London Sinfonietta Academy

Horn: Rebecca Alexander

Trumpet: Sarah Campbell

Trombone: Rory Cartmell

Percussion: Sarah Creswell, Joe Richards

Composer: David Sawer

Producers:  David Sawer, Lyndon Jones


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