FREE download of new track!Posted: April 25th, 2013
In 2012 I was commissioned by the British Council to compose and record a piece of music for the Musicity project in Tokyo. The music would be available for people to listen to and download via smart phones at various listening posts as part of the Roppongi Art Night Festival (an annual all-night art festival started in 2009). Inspired by the Roppongi district, I created the track The Seventh Tree, which is now available as a free single download. The single features my Cinematic Orchestra band mates Phil France on bass and Luke Flowers on drums.
“An epic and beautiful piece of music, The Seventh Tree refers to the growth and destruction of Roppongi which was reputedly built around six trees, all of which have now been destroyed. The Seventh Tree is a compelling track that gets under the skin: reflective and yet powerful, with two contrasting sections re-imagined in different instrumentations and textures. The Seventh Tree plays like a speeded up film of Roppongi’s history – it’s destruction during the Second World War and its subsequent growth into what is now a vibrant commercial district.”