Was broadcast on Radio 4 Extra on 1st November and is now available on iplayer here until 1st December 2018.
Philip Glass and Steve Reich are best known as pioneers of minimalist music. What is less well-known is that they ran a removal firm together to make ends meet while they were making their way as young composers in the 1960s.
They created experimental music, delivered furniture all over Manhattan and then went their separate ways, but what really made them fall out? Was it artistic differences about music or the fact that they were the worst removal men in the history of New York City?
With Bryan Dick as Steve, Justin Salinger as Philip, Iain Batchelor as Art Murphy, David Seddon as Jon Gibson and Nancy Crane as Mrs Rosa. Producer Gaynor Macfarlane for the BBC.
"...an utterly beguiling play, fast-paced, allusive, atmospheric, conjuring the contrasting styles, the competing egos with such skill that the cadence of Wooley’s every line lit up the plot, enlarged the characters. Only on radio can two men moving a piano say so much. "
Gillian Reynolds - Daily Telegraph
Moving Music was Critics Choice in the Radio Times, Daily Telegraph, The Independent and The Daily Mail.
Sarah Wooley is a writer for radio, TV, film and theatre. She lives in London.