Fun use of a free newspaper

October 29, 2009 by Norman Lebrecht

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Sitting in the fug of London’s Northern Line in the summer of 2007, Christopher Fox began to compose a vocal piece on the small ads in the freesheet London Lite.

He called it 20 Ways to Improve Your Life and it has just been released on record by the Cambridge a capella group, The Clerks. The work is a telling reflection of the trash that gets thrust in our faces every time we board public transport – Give your sperm a life, don’t run low, launch your career – and it may well endure as a relic of our disposable age.

London Lite was scrapped this month by its publishers, mourned by none.

You can find Fox’s CD on Signum Classics here. Enjoy.

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