The Digger

Laura Bowler

  • Duration

    4 mins

  • Year of composition


  • Number of performers


  • First performance

    6th May 2020, London Sinfonietta live stream

  • Commissioned by
    London Sinfonietta


The Digger was written for percussionist Joe Richards, plays woodblocks, snare, floor tom, lentils and a variety of gardening tools, all accompanied by a pre-recorded tape part where short snippets from Samantha Schweblin’s short story The Digger are read by a disembodied computer voice. The work explores ideas of communication and story-telling, and the ease with which we can be persuaded of someone else’s truth, or, at other times, find ourselves in an endless communication cycle of crossed-wires.

Full scoring:

Fixed electronics

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