Festival Audiograft 2017 WEDNESDAY 8TH MARCH AT 9PM Headington Hill Hall Brookes Uni Oxford A late evening performance by Késia Decoté (piano) & Bruno Guastalla (cello + bandoneon) Hypnagogia is the experience of the transitional state between wakefulness and sleep. Listening, falling asleep, reading a book, dreaming, being at a concert. We encourage audience members […]
English cello c. 1760 Workshop of Joseph Hill A rare example of a largely un-modified late-Baroque cello, characteristic of the London made instruments of the time, showing the hand of Joseph Hill. The bass-bar (integral with the table), the neck, fingerboard and end-button are original. The slender ebony tail-piece and the substantial boxwood pegs are […]
http://www.cafereason.com/main/dolls_house.htm An abandoned dolls’ house and an unclaimed bag of costumes were the unexpected starting point for Café Reason‘s enigmatic new show. Through the compelling medium of butoh, with live music and film, it explores the dream symbol of ‘The House’ and reveals the inhabitants’ secret lives and eternal dilemmas. Dark, moving, and humorous, the performance uses an original musical […]
compositions and arrangement © 2015 Bruno Guastalla Liz Woolley, an Oxford based historian asked me if I would write some music for a short documentary film currently being made in South Oxford . It is part of a community project, looking at the lives of 66 men who were living in the area known […]
My friend Dan Goren asked me to write an article for the online magazine of the Institute of Composing. There is a link here to the magazine, the short article I wrote is about the cello, extended technique, and whether talking of extended technique is altogether useful.
CATHNOR RECORDINGS AND COMPOST AND HEIGHT PRESENT A CONCERT IN OXFORD TAKU SUGIMOTO RYOKO AKAMA Composed works written and performed by the composers and: BRUNO GUASTALLA PERFORMING FOLD POCKET, JOINT STANDING WRITTEN BY PATRICK FARMER Tuesday 17th March Albion Beatnik Bookstore 34 Walton Street, Oxford, OX2 6AA 8PM. £5 / £4 Below is a video […]
Improvisations and compositions by French and British Musicians Alex Ward clarinet, Emmanuel Cremer cello, Lionel Garcin sax & Dom Lash bass (as part of the UK tour of this quartet of eminent musicians) plus: BEAM Bruno Guastalla, cello Martin Hackett, synthesiser and small instruments Paul Medley, clarinet and tenor sax Saturday 14 March 2015 at […]