Formed by composers David Sutton-Anderson and Avril Anderson, Sounds Positive has commissioned over 60 works by British composers from Judith Weir to Michael Finnissy and Michael Parsons to Edwin Roxburgh, performing at major London venues and festivals nationwide. In addition the group has delivered education projects in schools, colleges and universities and for the Society for the Promotion of New Music; it is ensemble-in-residence at the Young Place at The Place.
The CD "The Chamber music of John Lambert" on NMC label featuring works commissioned and performed by Sounds Positive was awarded five stars for performance by Classic CD.
The positive thing about Sounds Positive is that it stands up for what it believes in … delivering it with the skill and understanding that reflects the closeness of performers and writers
… a versatile ensemble of wind instruments and piano
The effect was both entertaining and exhilarating for performers and audience alike.
Tunbridge Wells Courier
Sounds Positive, David Sutton-Anderson -
This introduction to Lambert's music demonstrates his highly personal and quirky style combined a strong sense of theatre and a shrewd awareness of timing with craftmanship and elements of improvisation.
"There's some remarkable music here... Thanks to NMC's pioneering efforts, much little-known music of this quality has been rescued from serious neglect."
The Wire 1995