: Curated or Organised by the artist

Bassoonists gathering around Hommage, for 32 bassoons

I organised a bassoons gathering to read-through 3 movements of my piece Hommage, for 32 bassoons around the audience.
This is how it sounded like, with 14 bassoonists.

June 2011
London, St-Clement's Church

Caroline Glicksman, bassoonist
Cory Barger, bassoonist
David Robson, bassoonist
Hannah Smith, bassoonist
Hugh Rosenbaum, bassoonist
Iona Garvie, bassoonist
István György Berta, bassoonist
John McDougall, bassoonist
Laura Kirker, bassoonist
Neil Strachan, bassoonist
Philip Davis, bassoonist
Robin Hall, bassoonist
Simon Moore, bassoonist
Tom Hardy, bassoonist and fantastic gatherer

Tom Whitehouse, conductor

Andrew Crowe, film camera and photography
James Bull, audio recording

David Allen, St-Clement's Church Vicar

Sonia Paço-Rocchia, composer

Endless thank you for everybody who was involved

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Jam & Tea #5

Thank you everyone for coming!

Important discoverys after this session:
-A can + a bassoon = sound of massive destruction
-When Therese is not there, because she’s sick, she plays the empty flute case


Playing this game: Paul Burnell, Thomas Andrea, Mariko Otake, Tom Whitehouse & Sonia Paço-Rocchia but not Therese Bann
(audio) mp to ppppppppppp, dense to less and less dense

Jam & Tea #4

Thank you everyone for coming!

Important discoverys after this session:
-The life is easier with an umbrella or mudguard
-After the "Blind" game we play a lot better
-2h30 is very little if we chat 1h at the beginning

Playing this games: Adam Lewin, Nathalie Bleicher, Mariko Otake, Tom Whitehouse & Sonia Paço-Rocchia

(audio) Follow the chief
(audio) At the beginning silence, after one sound

Jam & Tea #3

It was a very nice night! Thank you everyone for coming!

Important discoverys after this session:
-Pasta with Jam it is good
-Natalie’s wine is good even if she’s not there (She must come soon, before we finish her bottle)
-Toilette paper cardboard tube is a great instrument
-A Tongue drum is a good pique-nick
-9 against 11 never come back together

Playing this games: Adam Lewin, Therese Bann, Mariko Otake, Tom Whitehouse & Sonia Paço-Rocchia

(audio) A game about loops
(link) Some hybrid instruments

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