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Colourscape Music Festival

26 May 2019  4 performances between 11.00am and 3.30pm

Waddesdon Manor, Aylesbury
‘How far away is a rainbow’
(2018 Eye Music Rawsthorn commission)
text: David Sutton-Anderson
music: Avril Anderson and David Sutton-Anderson 

23 Sep 2018  12 noon to 5pm (with music 12.30 to 4.30pm) 

Clapham Common near the Windmill pub
‘How far away is a rainbow’
(2018 Eye Music Rawsthorn commission)
text: David Sutton-Anderson
music: Avril Anderson and David Sutton-Anderson

19 Mar 2017  2:30 pm 

Burgh House, New End Square, Hasmpstead, London NW3
Concert of works by Erika Fox in her 80th birthday year, including two Sounds Positive commissions.

22 Feb 2017  7:30 pm 

Lovekyn Chapel, London Rd., Kingston-upon-Thames,
Recital by members of Sounds Positive including works by Mark-Anthony Turnage, Michael Bonaventure, Avril Anderson and David Sutton-Anderson.

Lunchtime concert

30 Oct 2015  1pm 

St Mary at Hill, Lovat Lane, London EC3R 8EE.
Recital by members of Sounds Positive, Melanie Henry and Sally Mays,
including 'Juillet' by Avril Anderson and 'Friday' by Michael Bonaventure.
Admission free.

Kingston Welcomes Korea festival

August 2015

features Sounds Positive as well as Classical and Traditional Korean musicians. 
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Colourscape Festival

11th April 2015 

Waddesdon Manor, Waddesdon, Buckinghamshire

Sounds Positive are performing music by Mark-Anthony Turnage, Neil March, Avril Anderson and David Sutton-Anderson.


Lunchtime concert

3rd Feb 2015  1.05pm 

Fairfield Halls, Croydon

The programme includes music by Mark-Anthony Turnage, Simon Desorgher, Avril Anderson and the world premiere of Reflections and echoes by David Sutton-Anderson.

Tickets and info available at:

Colourscape Festival

23rd August 2014 


Performances of 'Frieze' and 'Thin Space',  by Sounds Positive.

Lunchtime concert

18th Feb 2014  1.05pm 

Fairfield Halls, Croydon

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Diversity Festival 

8th September 2012 


Ip-Art Festival 

1st July 2012, time tbc

Colourscape, Christchurch Park, Ipswich

Programme to include 'Within, without' and 'Monody' by Avril Anderson, 'Dancing without Shoes' by Matt West  and 'Thin Space' (world premiere) by David Sutton-Anderson.

Lunchtime concert

17th January 2012  1.05pm

Fairfield Halls, Croydon

A Recital of British Music

18th December 2011  at 3pm

Burgh House 
New End Square
London NW3 1LT

Simon Desorgher, flutes; Melanie Henry, saxophones; Sally Mays, piano

Two Studies in English Folksong   Ralph Vaughan Williams 
Reflections   Howard Skempton

The Deer’s Cry and ...lake water lapping   David Sutton-Anderson 
Heart’s Ease and Rosemary   Frank Bridge
Miniatures for bass flute and piano   (first performance) Simon Desorgher 
On passing by   Avril Anderson

Tickets £8 concessions £5

Advance booking and reservations tel. 020 8349 2317

London New Wind Festival

18th November 2011 6pm

Regent Hall, Oxford Street

Sounds Positive concert as part of the London New Wind Festival

New Music For Winds

23rd September 2011 7:30pm

St Cyprian's Church 
Glentworth Street (near Baker Street)
London NW1 6AX

Performance of Avril Anderson's trombone piece 'Behind Bars' 
performed by Alan Tomlinson

Colourscape Festival

17th September 2011 1-5pm

Clapham Common

Sounds Positive perform recent works by Avril Anderson and David Sutton-Anderson with belly dancers.


Holt Festival

25th July 2011

Holt, Norfolk

David Sutton-Anderson Falcon duets 
for two Saxophones
performed by Hoofbeat 

Buxton Festival
6th, 7th, 8th July 2011


David Sutton-Anderson A momentary stay against confusion
for voice and cello
performed by

...into the mix

An exploration of the interface between composed and improvised music, and be
tween contemporary classical music and improvised Middle Eastern dance. 

Three Sunday events at The Warehouse including an evening concert at 7pm and a 
pre-concert recital at 5.30pm, celebrates Sounds Positive’s twenty third year of 
commissioning and performing new British music. Sounds Positive presents a 
scintillating series of performances exploring the interface between composed and 
improvised music, and between contemporary classical music and improvised 
Middle Eastern dance. Seven premiers, cross-cultural dialogue, live dance,  
electro acoustic music - all come into the mix.
The Warehouse
13 Theed Street
London SE1 8ST

Nearest tube station Waterloo
Tickets: £8 (conc. £5) for evening concert; 
Pre-concert free.

For more infomation contact
tel 020 8349 2317

sounds positive with Charlotte Desorgher and Itziar Ortiz de Landazuri dancers

Sounds Positive gratefully acknowledges financial support from RVW Trust. 
*** world premiere

Sunday 20 February ’11  7pm

Barry Guy Bird Gong Game (performed in two versions)
Daniel Kidane new work ***
Avril Anderson new work (with dancer)***
Matthew West new work ***
David Sutton-Anderson Baladi  (with dancer)*** 

Pre-concert at 5.30 
Simon Desorgher flutes, Alan Tomlinson trombonesElectro-acoustic improvisations

Sunday 3rd April '11  7pm

Graham Ross Piano triggers
Paul Patterson Soliloquy
David Carhart Into one and many ***
Simon Desorgher Improvisation with live electronics
David Sutton-Anderson Duets for The Falcon
Patrick Nunn Sprite
Susie Self Sheela-na-gig

Pre-concert at 5.30 
Paul Goodey oboe, Sally Mays piano

Edwin Roxburgh Antares
Avril Anderson Lines in the Sand
Kenneth Hesketh The Mechanical Turk
Howard Skempton Reflections
Edwin Roxburgh Silent Strings


29th May '11  7pm

Dave Heath Out of the Cool
Sarah Rodgers Ramayana
Michael Bonaventure Aria***
Avril Anderson new work (with dancer)
Simon Desorgher new work ***
David Sutton-Anderson Baladi  (with dancer)
Nick Hooper Someone's eating into my blues

Pre-concert at 5.30 
Linda Merrick clarinet, Sally Mays piano

Edward Gregson TributesDavid Sutton-Anderson Arthur
Avril Anderson Dynamics of Matter
Martin Ellerby Epitaph 1


CD Launch: 

Dynamics of Matter

Wednesday 17th November 2010 at 19:00

Bluthners Piano Centre
1 Davies Street
Berkeley Square
London W1K 3DB

music for piano, clarinet and electronics by Avril Anderson and David Sutton-Anderson. 

A selection of pieces from the CD will be performed live by Linda Merrick and Sally Mays followed by a complimentary glass of wine.