sound Festival community choir
Osnat Schmool, conductor
Transition Extreme skaters
Words & Director: Bill Bankes-Jones
Blending skateboarding, choral singing and the unique acoustic of skate parks, Tête à Tête and composer Samuel Bordoli team up with skaters and community choirs to make a real noise in London, Aberdeen and Glasgow.
‘I am absolutely delighted to be part of the PRS for Music Foundation's New Music Biennial. I am looking forward to collaborating on a new work with Tête à Tête and members of the skateboarding community which I hope will lead us all into thrilling and uncharted musical territory.’ Samuel Bordoli
‘We're absolutely delighted to have been funded for this commission. While we've recently put so much into fostering the creativity of others, and when it's increasingly challenging to make significant new work ourselves in these difficult times, it's a great shot in the arm to have made it through the stiff competition for this prestigious scheme.’ Tête à Tête
For more information about all 20 pieces of the New Music Biennial, visit our page: http://www.nmcrec.co.uk/new-music-biennial
Grind was commissioned by Tête à Tête.
Produced with the support of partners and funders:
The performance of Grind was recorded live at Transition Extreme Skatepark, Aberdeen on 1 June 2014.