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Friday, February 10, 2012

Claude Calling.

Some of you may remember the Big Ben Suite we tried at the Sage a few years ago, so basically this idea came from that. This new ensemble will work around the idea of getting a great big piece which we can then perform live somewhere e.g. festival, concert. I will be personally writing for the members, their strength and musical preferences and trying to bring it all together into one big work/suite. Hopefully we'll even record it at some point.
The idea is to keep it as free as possible, so all instruments are welcome, the more bizarre the better, heh, heh, heh! Voices that want to work as instruments/part of a section are also welcome (we had some of these at the Big Ben and worked like a charm). Playing level doesn't really matter since we'll precisely work around the strengths of each player. So you can either play solos or be a part of a section, whatever makes you comfortable, but we need the numbers to be high since then we can achieve more colors, counterpoint and keep the music interesting and diverse.
We've tried to keep the fees to a minimum, but we need to pay for printing, ink and of course the many hours of writing.
I hope there's a lot of interest for this because this would be quite an interesting project to develop, not to mention quite unique!
Details from: info@compositionandjazzltd.co.uk
Claude

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