Composing for other people’s projects is a huge pleasure.
I get to dive inside another person’s creative mindset. Together, we translate words, images, concepts and moods into sound. It’s a space of discovery and possibility.
I did this recently for a fantastic show called Look Mum, No Hands! It’s a disability-led outdoor acrobalance performance co-produced by Daryl Beeton Productions and Mimbre. It’s touring major outdoor performance festivals across England in 2022. In their words:
“It’s a tender story about friendship and growing up. It explores a visually beautiful, and physically surprising, coming-of-age story about two friends testing their own boundaries. Together they explore freedom, taking risks and independence and how they change depending on if you’re Disabled, or not.”
Here’s an extract from the score I wrote and produced for it, reflecting a crucial turning point in the performers’ relationship.
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Image credit: Rachel Hardwick