A song written by members of Club Soda’s The Beat Band, has been chosen by Graeae to feature on their online protest song hub. Footage of the song being performed live at Soda Beat earlier in the year, has been made into a lyric video to make it fully accessible for Deaf and hard of hearing audiences (see the video below). To see all the chosen songs from across the UK, go to: http://graeae.org/protest-song-hub/
‘A Glimpse of What’s to Come’, is the name of a new composition by Club Soda musicians. A response to a commission by Drake Music in association with Southbank Centre.
Club Soda’s composition has been inspired by the brutalist architectural style of the Queen Elizabeth Hall on London’s Southbank. The musicians have been influenced by some of the early concerts that were staged at the venue, notably that of Pink Floyd in 1967, David Bowie in 1969 and some of the early Radiophonic workshops that took place there. After spending time researching the archives and exploring the The Southbank, the musicians have recorded a special piece of music on the site itself. No postproduction was used on the recording in order to capture the pure atmosphere and the acoustics of the site, the reflections and the reverbs of the spaces.
‘A Glimpse of What’s to Come’, will be performed live at a special event taking place at the ICA on the 17th March, along with three other commissions by disabled musicians.It will be an evening of audio visual delight, performances, films, improvisation and installations featuring up and coming artists from across London.