Decomposing composers: a gig with Soweto Kinch

The instructions were as follows: arrive at Cheltenham jazz festival in time for Soweto Kinch’s soundcheck; receive recording of soundcheck and rehearsal; using only those recordings, create 45 minutes of new music, to be played for the audience – straight after the gig. Oxford Contemporary Music, the architects of the project who commissioned Iain Chambers and me to take it on, billed it as “recomposing”. We had about five hours …

Read the rest of the blog about this "recomposing" gig at the Guardian.