William performed and recorded the score at Christchurch Studios, Bristol on 6th August 2014. The sole instrument for the score is an upright piano. William wrote a number of pieces or cues for the instrument, but also uses it as a sound design source, creating a large palette of different sounds using a variety of playing techniques inside the instrument.
The Man Who Turned into a Sofa airs on BBC Radio 4, Wednesday 17 September at 2.15 pm
Here are some images from the recording session:
|Discussing the score with Director, Tim Dee|
|Playing a cue through|
|Playing inside the instrument with a soft timpani stick|
|Trying chordal swishes inside the instrument, with engineer Ian Humphries|
All photos by Rosa Fay Photography