I’m moving to London in four days’ time. I have spent this afternoon repainting the half of my living room that’s been blue ever since we filmed the scenes in Joe’s flat here a year ago. As I was squeezing the last drops out of the paint roller (not a metaphor), the phone rang. It was Scott calling me with the fantastic news that the Worcestershire Symphony Orchestra has confirmed that they will perform the score for us. The 60-strong orchestra first expressed an interest back in the summer, but were only able to commit after seeing the score for the first cue which Scott completed last week.
So the WSO is booked in for February 6th, and on the day before we will record the choir, Colla Voce, also based in Worcester. Colla Voce counts amongst its number Paul Bellamy (General Garrett from The Beacon), Mike Staiger (who also appeared in The Beacon, as well as helping out with the train shoot last month) and AJ (though possibly not any more – I’m a bit confused).
Curiously, I’ve justed looked back at last year’s journals and it’s exactly a year ago today that I posted on Shooting People for a composer.