Improvised Paintings of Alex Paxton: Part 1

28th July 2021

Features Birmingham Record Company

Ahead of the release of his album Music for Bosch People on the Birmingham Record Company label, award-winning composer, improvising-trombonist and bandleader Alex Paxton shares with us his improvised paintings which accompany each track. Stay tuned for part 2 coming your way soon.

Music for Bosch People is out now - click here to find out more

Improvised Painting 1: Music for Bosch People

IMPROVISED PAINTING 1; Music for Bosch People

Title: Music for Bosch People.
To accompany Music for Bosch People (track 1)

Like, drawing faces and creatures into abstract shapes. Like, improvise and then compose and then improvise again and then compose and improvise or visa versa. the difference is probably only in speed. Make stuff quick, make stuff slow, quick, slow, quick slow, quick quick quick.

Improvised Painting 2: Dino Heaven

Improvised Painting 2: Dino Heaven

Title: Dino Heaven
To accompany Music for Bosch People (track 1)

Like, CHILDREN at ROUND:
The cows smelt a lot like cows
Just like a lot of cows do
And when they'd stopped smelling like cows
They sang a lot like cows too. Moo moo moo moo moo moo Moo moo moo moo moo Moo moo moo moo moo moo Moo moo moo moo moo
The chickens smelt a lot...
“Chicken Lickin’” – Jozia’s (age 5) idea
The T-Rex smelt a lot...
Rarrw rarrw rarrw rarrw rarrw rare
The mother smelt a lot like chocolate...
Love love love love love love Look! How come this farty sock is so old and smelly but so much younger than you are. Would you like a farty sock I found one in your hand bag. Amy Winehouse had achieved so much more, when he was so much younger than you. Yeah! You are so old! To me. When I am as old as you, I will have made the world a better place to live.

Like, 'Children know something that most people have forgotten' Keith Haring

ANGRYMAN

“You suck. You’re a no talent. If you really had talent go practice and then get your self a gig instead of ruining the end of the day for everybody down here you disgrace you are everything that's gone wrong with this world. You’re a self consumed, no-talent mediocre piece of shit. And I’ve earned my right to say it. OK?”

Improvised Painting 3: Planet of Flah

Improvised Painting 3: Planet of Flah

Title: Planet of Flah
To accompany Prayer With Night Pictures (track 3)

Like, 'I don't think what you see or feel in the world when you open your eyes for the first time ever leaves you' – Frank Bowling

Improvised Painting 4: Rescue Jam

Improvised Painting 4: Rescue Jam

Title: Rescue Jam
To accompany Prayer With Night Pictures (track 3)

Like, 'Whilst I’m Painting the harmonious unity of my senses becomes apparent. They muddle together chitter-chattering about their newfound warmth as though it's their first connection. This first meeting seems to happen almost everyday' Jadé Fadojutimi

Improvised Painting 5: Blue Rabbit

Improvised Painting 5: Blue Rabbit

Title: Blue Rabbit
To accompany Prayer in the Darkness (track 5)

Like, 'Kids make collage, housewives make collage, even if it’s just birthday cards. It is a democratic art' Wangechi Mutu

Say the magic words, shout the magic words. Shake the magic words. Daisies. Milkshake. Sellotape. Boom. Oo. Yatatata. How do you make your hair sip? How do you make your nose drip? How do you make your pet dress up and say 'I’m ready!' ‘cos it’s so so so so so so so so unfair! I’ll be the next one that magic stuff happens to mmm yeah next time you’ll see it will happen to be me.......also how do you make your dragon wings? How do you make your pudding sing? How do you make your mummy think you’re so so funny? Terry Pratchett went to sea with a trumpet on his knee the only thing that he could see was figuring for letter D. But it’s so so so so so so so unfair. Next time, you’ll see it will happen to be me.

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