Thanks to the folks (Phil/Simon) over at CamFM (Cambridge University) Radio for the interview this weekend for their classical/film soundtrack program.
I had a slightly startling start to the recording when I accepted the call on the iPod via Skype and was greeted with my own face filling the screen but as soon as the video call was disabled the interview could continue where we talked a little about Fordante and film composing.
First let me say a big thanks to everyone who came along to the concert premiere at St Leonard’s Church in Bridgnorth – it was a great opening to the tour and very well received. How do I know this? Well I asked the audience to fill in a brief questionnaire (no, it wasn’t quite the drudgery it sounds!) and rate each piece so that I’ve got an idea of what’s liked out of the music we play. Typically the concert has about 16 or so pieces of music and not all of these are going onto the album so it’s important to me to see what is most enjoyed. Our music varies from the slow melancholy adagios to some quite upbeat almost ‘pop’ style pieces so it’s great to know what our listeners prefer. I’m really happy to report that it was well appreciated – well at least according to our questionnaires!
I must say thank you to the supporters and sponsors including our headline sponsor for this five date tour FBC Manby Bowdler LLP for helping make this tour possible. The support from the local businesses of Bridgnorth and the surrounding area has been absolutely fantastic.
Finally, we raised £55 from the prize draw in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.
I’ve just uploaded a couple of recordings from when I managed to get Fordante into the studio a couple of weeks back. This week I’ve spent a few days mixing these recordings down so you can take a browse to the Music page (also linked at the top of this page) and listen to Chase and Adagio 2.
The photo shows the two Bec’s (oboe & cello) in the studio taking a break between the recording sessions and trying on the Venetian masks.