the 7 GATES of Thebes Joseph Anderson

Seven small remembrances of an afternoon’s journey.

the 7 gates of thebes was commissioned by BBC Radio 3 as part of Music Live ’95 celebrations in Birmingham, England. The music is seven different ways of listening to a journey from my flat in Selly Oak to the open markets in the centre of Birmingham. My first experiences in the Bull Ring markets were profoundly musical. Having just arrived from the United States, I could make no sense of the Brummie language.

There were no words, only sweetly strange melodic lines.

  • Duration of the submitted work: 13:42
  • Production: University of Birmingham

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