Andromeda Cartoons by Matt Lawrence
The poem by Charles Kingsley, from which Cyril Bradley Rootham took the words for Andromeda, is written in an antique epic style which is unfamiliar to most contemporary audiences. The CK200 Festival therefore decided to commission a set of cartoons from Matt Lawrence to tell the story in graphic form. Some of the cartoons are accompanied by extracts from a recording made in 2019, a full version of which can be heard on the website of Cyril Bradley Rootham.
The recording was made using Rootham’s own piano reduction, but the performance at the CK200 Festival on 14 and 15 June will premiere a specially commissioned adaptation by Dan Keen of Rootham’s original orchestration.