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.

More info on

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

More Info at:

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 Warehouse13 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.

Photographs by

Andrew Aarons