Fanfare for Gosport


Fanfare for Gosport, commissioned by New Dimensions, acknowledges and celebrates the heritage and people of Gosport. Each movement of the piece reflects an aspect of Gosport. The first movement ‘Metal and Salt’ takes inspiration from the rich history of Gosport as a naval town. This movement tries to capture the claustrophobic atmosphere and sounds of a submarine as it is slowly dives deeper and deeper. The second movement, ‘Looking Out Looking Back’, focuses on the stories of those from Gosport. The final movement 'Solent' takes the idea of a fanfare and is more forward looking. Between each movement the band improvise around given material inspired by interviews and the found sounds of Gosport.