Simple Things was written to be the theme to a romantic film. I tried to experiment more with this piece, pushing myself to use more complex harmonies and voicing, as well as to write for a solo instrument (in this case the flute and later the clarinet) and accompaniment. Simple Things uses a simple melody (hence the name) and is designed to reflect the peaceful and loving nature of a simple relationship.
FUTURE VOICES concludes with two more original plays from aspiring playwrights.
LOOPER by Victor Fernandez (Platanos College) – “There is no end, there is no beginning.” A girl lies dying in hospital…
PART ONE: A man holds a theatre hostage – and makes a strange demand.
PART TWO: Can the same thing be happening again?
DISSFUNCTIONAL FAMILY by Precious N’Gbale (Platanos College) – A Year 11 girl vents about her dysfunctional life.
PART ONE: House Arrest
PART TWO: You Decide
Teri Ann Bobb Baxter
Future Voices was co-ordinated by David Workman (Youth & Community Director at the Southwark Playhouse). The project was generously supported by the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation, The Peter Cruddas Foundation and the Ashley Family Foundation.
Self-appointed fashion expert April, and her mate Beth, are not happy. It’s their lesson in the DT workshop and Beth is barred from using the circular saw. Meanwhile, April has a problem with a novelty tie…
Sleeve notes: This piece of music was inspired by the work of composer Hans Zimmer on the films series Pirates of the Caribbean. I have extensively used triplet rhythms, and attempted to fuse traditional classical instruments with more contemporary ones, such as the electric guitar and drum kit.
Ever wondered what your pets really think about you? Or what the birds actually say to one another? Suburban Tales looks at life from the perspective of the wildlife that inhabits our towns and cities. Sometimes they see things very differently. And sometimes they don’t see what stares them in in the face…
The ducks in the park love the old lady that feeds them – and she comes every day.
Sleeve notes: This piece of music was inspired by the work of composer James Horner, and his score for Braveheart. I have tried to use similar instrumentation to his, such as the use of alto flute to achieve a deeper and softer tone.