Music For Bosch People
Format: COMPACT DISC
Burns, Harriet; Zucchi, David; Souza, Mike De; Buras, Christine; Josza, Felix; Ingamells, David; Luft, Rob; Herd, Matthew; Paxton, Alex; Frazier, Alyson; Purslow, Emma
Award-winning composer, improvising-trombonist and band leader Alex Paxton describes Music for Bosch People like this: “It’s like minimal but loads more notes like video-games but with more song like jazz but much more gay like old music but more current like yummy sweet but more stick like paint but more scratch like tapestry but filthily like prayer but more loud like loud groove and more rude like fingers and faces too but somehow more smelly like smelly things cooking with more chew and change like louder prayers that groove with like stinking-hot-pink in poo-brown but even more desperate-like than that like drums and Dream Musics…” His work draws upon an range of classical, experimental, electronic and folk music traditions to create a unique and explosive voice. The ‘Bosch’ in the title refers to the 16th-century Dutch painter Hieronymus Bosch, whose horrifically fantastical images inspire Paxton to make highly-charged genre-hopping music that is joyful and exciting but with violent aspects mixed in as well.