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