Music: Samuel Bordoli

Director: Bill Bankes-Jones

Conductor: Osnat Schmool.


Blending skateboarding, choral singing and the unique acoustic of skateparks, Tête à Tête and composer Samuel Bordoli teamed up with skaters and community choirs to make a real noise in Aberdeen, London and Glasgow, as part of PRS for Music Foundation’s first ever New Music Biennial, and Culture 2014: the Glasgow Commonwealth Games Cultural Programme.




Preview: The Independent


An artistic first this project brought together local skaters with community choirs to create innovative new 10 minute site specific performances for an unticketed audience  that responded to the distinctive sounds of skateboarding. Each project took place in local skateparks, with Samuel creating a piece that combined the percussive elements of skateboarding with the softer, more lyrical sounds of the choir.


Performances took place as follows:


Sunday 1 June

Transition Extreme, Aberdeen

Choir: University of Aberdeen and Sound

Skaters: Transition Extreme

Film Makers: Dan Koss, Simon Bell

Preview: The Press & Journal

Preview: The Scotsman





Saturday 5 July

Southbank Centre, London

Roundhouse Choir




Saturday 26 July

Unit 23 Skatepark, Dumbarton

The Sirens of Titan Choir.



Friday 1 August

Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Steps

This was an outdoor screening with several indoor screenings throughout the day.


Saturday 2 August

City of Music Studio, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall


Grind was supported by:


Music: Samuel Bordoli

Words and Director: Bill Bankes-Jones

Conductor: Osnat Schmool