On a very grey and chilly Saturday afternoon recently I found myself in the London Symphony Orchestra‘s warehouse at the back end of Tottenham for a real live percussion concert – socially distanced and masked of course.
There were only about 20 of us in the warehouse but that certainly did not dent the enthusiasm of the players who seemed VERY happy to be performing live once again. There were three pieces for massed xylophones and Steve Reich’s Music for Pieces of Wood, a piece that I love.
I felt diffident about actually recording but I did catch a very brief clip of the Reich. There is not much to hear but for those who are wondering what it is all about, listen carefully to the subtle changes in rhythm. It must be such a nightmare to play…
As you can see, many of the audience had stopped off in the brewery on their way in – and most people dropped back in on their way out.
Great idea – I do hope they do it again!