A collaboration with a youth orchestra and composer Kerry
Andrew to create an original soundtrack that explores the
cultural resonances of the horror film genre. This raw and
unsettling score to an imagined 'teen slasher' flick was composed,
performed by and features 14 and 15 year-old musicians. Adopting
the satirical traditions of the horror genre to look at our
dystopic obsessions with 'Youth', the work aims to capture
something of the marginal places, both physical and psychological,
that adolescents often inhabit. In effect, through the writing
and playing of this new score the group have composed the
soundtrack to their own environment.
Alive! was commissioned for and first broadcast at the sound
held in the landscape around Grain Power Station, Kent. Alive! developed from
a previous sound work untitled (horror) (2001) that uses cut-and-paste audio from B-movie horror scores.