Music Gear News
A performance without instruments
Performing a specially written new work by Anna Meredith entitled HandsFree, it was delivered at the city's Philharmonic Hall, reported the Daily Telegraph
The piece composed by Ms Meredith, who at the age of 33 is one of Britain's leading young composers, was created as part of the Cultural Olympiad.
It requires the orchestra to remember the piece off by heart and it has been quite the eye opener – beatboxing, for example, was found to be exhaustive work.
"These amazing young musicians from the National Youth Orchestra will put down their flutes, clarinets, their cellos and then perform my piece which will be using everything apart from instruments," Ms Meredith told the newspaper ahead of the performance.
"There will be clapping, stamping, singing, beatboxing - basically anything I can think of that avoids instruments."
The National Youth Orchestra comprises of 170 teenagers from all around the UK. They meet annually for residential courses.
Posted by JM
Posted on 6 Jan 2012 10:17 to category : Instruments News
Related Music News
Built to complement the modern percussive musician, the SPD::ONE range exhibits complete versatility and adaptability in the face of live performance.
TC Helicon launch VoiceLive 3 Extreme vocal and guitar FX unit at Musikmesse 2015.
TC Electronic expand the Ditto Looper lineup with the Ditto Stereo Looper.
TC-Helicon have launched the Switch-6, a footswitch with, yep, 6 switches.
A special edition version of the popular TC Electronic Ditto Looper pedal has been announced.
The Play Acoustic is the first ever combined vocal and electro-acoustic guitar processer.
Recent Music News
Building upon the success of the acclaimed Hall of Fame Reverb Pedal, the second instalment from TC Electronic sees a much more refined and modern rendition.
Novation's Circuit Groovebox is now more expressive than ever, with new firmware granting players exciting new updates to enhance their playing experience
Complete with integrated Wi-fi capabilities the Ui24R Recording and Mixing System can operate almost anywhere with unprecedented control and access.
Following CITES agreement last year, Fender has announced that their Elite guitar and bass range will be subject to strict regulation and substitution of woods.
A reinterpretation of its predecessor, the Moog Subsequent 37 CV Analog Synth builds upon a cumulative effort between Moog and the very people who play them.
With the advent of various new files formats and the cancelling of several licensing programs, the MP3 is speculated to soon become a thing of the past.