Another great live performance of Interference by Will Gregory for solo saxophone with electronics, this time by Tom Plater performing it at the XVIII World Saxophone Congress 2018 in Zagreb.
Will Gregory's says, "There are certain undefined, misheard or otherwise unclear sounds that leave our brains free to invent and delude. One device which favours sounds of this type is the AM radio. Was that someone whistling the last bar of the Czech National Anthem while playing space invaders in a revolving door; or just a low battery. The leap that we make towards interpreting what we cannot hear also has a strong element of nostalgia. Perhaps we will never again hear something quite like that. Our aerial will never pass exactly through that same strip of space. In the end we accept the shortfall between our ears and our understanding. We can choose to enjoy it. We can have a big knees-up to a good signal, even if we're not sure of what it is or where it comes from."
Check out Tom Plater's website HERE
Interference for saxophone and CD by Will Gregory is available as a hard copy and PDF download HERE
The XI OPEN INTERNATIONAL INTERNET-COMPETITION FOR YOUNG MUSICIANS "MY FAVORITE FLUTE" has chosen The Sacred Lake of Karnak by Alex McGery as a set piece.
The competition is open to young musicians up to the age of 14 and there is still time to get your entries in.
The Sacred Lake of Karnak is a short, highly melodic piece for solo flute. It was inspired by a visit to Egypt, travelling down the Nile River to the Valley of the Kings (the resting place of Tutankhamun) and on to the Sacred Lake itself, which was artificially constructed under the rule of Pharaoh Tuthmosis III in about 1473 BC.
Alex McGery writes, "I have always been fascinated by the idea of marrying the music of western and eastern cultures especially as it presents the composer with the chance to write something that is evocative of a completely different era or part of the world, and yet remains familiar to its’ audience. With this piece I wanted to give the listener the immediate impression of living within the Ancient Egyptian society in all its’ architectural and cultural splendour."
This competition has been running since 2009 and is an open event. The end of the contest takes place during the Great Flute Days in Moscow and is a complex of concert, informational, educational and cultural events.
Aims of the competition:
• to support creative and talented children;
• to assist young musicians in the development of creative potential;
• to popularize progressive methods of musical pedagogy and teaching;
• to attract attention of public to youth creativity;
• to consolidate international relationships and to increase cooperation.
The competition is also open to creative teams, performers from children's music schools, art schools, homes and centers of children's and folk art, to pupils of secondary schools and other educational institutions from different countries.
Galina Kuzennaya (Russia) – organiser
Sofi de Salis (Switzerland) - organiser
Sergio Pantso (Italy) – technical manager
FULL information about the competition is HERE
The Sacred Lake of Karnak by Alex McGery is available as an instant PDF download as well as a hard copy HERE