Thursday, 8 October 2009

Mauricio Kagel (1931-2008) - MM51 (1980)

Wednesday, 7 October 2009

More on Oy

Have been away for a while doing the BBC competition, which has been, er, big.

Oy was performed by the Aurora Orchestra, pretty well considering that only one hour of rehearsal was provided. In the end, the detuning was done by pulling the clarinets' mouthpieces out, rather than using shoelaces (which had been the method developed by my uncle, Tony Pay), as these muted the sound, and in the circumstances I felt that volume was more important than preciseness of pitch. In the future it would be good to achieve a more precise performance, but in many ways I enjoy the imprecision of this one.

Recording below:

Oy by lawrencedunn