When the Covid-19 pandemic reached the UK in March, we were keen to maintain our relationship with Laura Bradshaw and University College Hospital (where we have given lunchtime music recitals for staff, patients and visitors) and provide whatever support to staff we could. It was good to hear, then, that Laura was setting up a ‘Creative Comforts’ channel to provide support and respite for frontline staff during the during the pandemic. A number of artists have contributed, making sketches over Skype, offering origami tuition and more. Riot are very proud to have been asked to contribute some music to the scheme.
In line with the ideas behind the channel, the pieces we have chosen are a little less ‘crunchy’ than some of our usual repertory. You can see a selection of them here and others were shared through the hospital’s intranet. We hope to add more videos to this list in autumn.