London Global Gateway faculty to perform at Colourscape Festival

Author: Joanna Byrne

Sounds PositiveSutton-Anderson and musicians from 'Sounds Positive' group

London Global Gateway faculty members David Sutton-Anderson and Avril Anderson will be performing at the 2018 Colourscape music festival in London on September 21, 2018. The piece they have composed, "How far away is a rainbow?," is an exploration and celebration of rainbows through stories and myths from different cultures and science.

Colourscape started in 1989 and is the only music festival to actually take place inside a sculpture. The venue itself is an exploration of colour and natural light, and the Anderson’s have taken inspiration from this. Their 45-minute multimedia work involves narration, dance, live instrumental music, and electronics. Reflecting the demographics of the festival was important to the Andersons, too.

"The Colourscape audience is made up of all ages and is multicultural," says the couple. "We wanted to reflect this in our approach to the composition."

Both David and Avril Anderson have been teaching courses related to music at the London Global Gateway for twenty-one years, and often examine the relationships between text and music, dance and music, and colour and sound. Students who study with the Andersons will experience a balance of the academic and creative, with trips varying from the Royal Opera House, to Jazz in the Crypt at St Martin-in-the- Fields.

If you wish to learn more about the Anderson’s work, please contact David Sutton-Anderson or Avril Anderson.