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    Interesting stuff: unusual instruments

    A friend just forwarded this to me (I don't know where he got it).

    * DAVID BAKER SET TO DEBUT 'CONCERTINO FOR CELLULAR PHONES AND
    ORCHESTRA'
    Distinguished Professor David N. Baker's new composition, "Concertino
    for Cellular Phones and Orchestra," will incorporate audience members'
    cell phones in order to create a shared participatory performance
    experience. It is scheduled to kick off the 20th anniversary season of
    the Chicago Sinfonietta on October 1 and 2 under the direction of
    Maestro Paul Freeman.

    David Baker is a distinguished professor of jazz studies at the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University. I assume this is serious.
    Dan Powers
    www.danielpowers.info

    "It's easier to be a composer than it is to compose."
    --Ray Luke (1928-2010)

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    Re: Interesting stuff: unusual instruments

    That is just too cool.

  3. #3

    Re: Interesting stuff: unusual instruments

    I'm always sceptical about "shared participatory performances" but at least this sounds like fun - the concert program saying "remember to switch your cellphones ON" for a change.

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    Re: Interesting stuff: unusual instruments

    Shades of John Cage, huh?

    Larry
    Larry G. Alexander
    www.alexandermusic.com

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    Re: Interesting stuff: unusual instruments

    If the audience is to participate, then it's technically not Baker's composition... I loathe ringtones... such a concert might make me cringe... but it might extremely humorous.
    Sean Patrick Hannifin
    My MP3s | My Melody Generator | my album
    "serious music" ... as if the rest of us are just kidding

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    Re: Interesting stuff: unusual instruments

    A little more info here: (thanks, Google!)

    http://www.chicagosinfonietta.org/pr...s_feature.html
    Dan Powers
    www.danielpowers.info

    "It's easier to be a composer than it is to compose."
    --Ray Luke (1928-2010)

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