This journey is a walk taken by composer Tom Bradbury in August 2020, shortly after the first Covid lockdown had lifted, with his father and brother. The trio ascended along the Pyg track, which climbs the eastern escarpments of Mount Snowdon in Wales, before coming down along the more languorous Llanberis path, past the chugging train that scales the mountain, and chatter-filled restaurant.
In 'Snowdon', which was created on commission from The Modern House and incorporates the coordinates of his walk into the composition, Tom wanted to convey the sense of freedom he felt on this journey – unbound from months at home and surrounded by wide open skies and the whirling wind.
Tom Bradbury is a composer and multi-instrumentalist currently studying at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. Recently, he has been developing a geo-mapped sound project with a tree-planting company. By writing music based on tree coordinates and including sounds of the environment, he hopes to deepen our appreciation of the natural world. He has also recently finished a project in collaboration with choreographers studying at USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance in Los Angeles. The resulting piece, ‘Intergenerational Traffic’, explores mankind’s relationship with the unknown world through recorded sound and dance.
A passionate advocate of the power of music on emotional well-being in young people, Tom has been involved in local charity events that promote the healing properties of music in the community. He believes strongly that music should be accessible to all. As well as teaching guitar and saxophone, Tom, who also plays the piano and is a classically trained saxophonist, is a keen improviser and performer who plays as both a soloist and as part of jazz and rock bands.
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