Our Sound @ Imagine Watford
4 October 2013
Earlier this year, members of the BBC Concert Orchestra together with Watford Palace Theatre held a participation project with the Watford community to create a new musical work to be part of Imagine Watford.
Following workshops with storyteller Craig Jenkins and workshop leader and composer Hannah Conway they created Our Sound, the story of Amal and his friend a clockwork tiger. Our Sound was open to everyone aged 8 and above, no matter their musical experience.
Amal, The Storm and The Clockwork Tiger
It is an ordinary day in the little town of Watford.
It is an ordinary day until the storyteller arrives.
Accompanied by a band of sensational singers and marvellous musicians, the storyteller leads the people away from the boredom of everyday life and into the wonder, magic and music of Amal, The Storm and The Clockwork Tiger.
Amal lives in a town full of bad feelings and sad people. With no ‘human’ friends to play with or other children to talk to, Amal’s only companion is his small clockwork tiger – a beautiful creature that can move, play and dance by simply turning his special clockwork tail.
When Amal’s tiger is broken in a violent storm, the little boy decides to embark on a heroic journey across the world to try to fix his friend. Shunned at every corner of the globe, Amal finally meets Harriet The Honeybee who helps Amal to fix his friend, find his voice and to release the tiger (and the music!) inside.
Amal, The Storm and The Clockwork Tiger is an uplifting and moving tale of love, hope and friendship and a testament to the power of music and story in bringing people together.
Watch the highlights from the final performance of Our Sound: