Brian and Robin's Christmas Compendium of Reason
I once again MDed for Robin Ince and Brian Cox's two shows at the Hammersmith Apollo, and once again had the privilege of working with some truly amazing people. Quite apart from all the legendary scientists and comedians on the bill (think Sophie Scott, Andrea Sella, Dara Ó Briain, Sara Pascoe et al), I had the chance to arrange music for, amongst others, Alison Moyet, Charlotte Church and, for the second time, astronaut Chris Hadfield.
It was also my first time arranging for string quartet, as we were joined by concert violinist Jack Liebeck and his colleagues. Slightly intimidating having my first music for string quartet being played by world class players, but it was a real treat, and I now want to add strings to everything.
Oh, and as usual, TV science bloke and physicist Brian Cox was the pianist.
Thanks as always to Brian and Robin for having me, and to the band for a lot of patience and hard work.