John Butcher feedbacking glasses & composition
Scott Lydgate clarinets, Jonathan Morton violin
Tim Gill cello, Oliver Lowe percussion
John Butcher and the London Sinfonietta performed an elegiac piece full of fading, ragged vigour that combined snatches of melodies from drinking songs and music-hall ballads with splintered, abstract sounds, again created using pebbles and empty pint glasses. Keening and melancholic - and channelling the spirit of an older, gruffer Britain that once stalked the squalid, post-war streets of Soho - it was haunting, dramatic, and shabbily magnificent.
Telegraph - Alastair Sooke