Oxford Improvisers presents: M Y C E L I U M The December 2014 version of Oxford Improvisers’ monthly gig is a wondrously stringy, rosiny, woody, sonorous, resonant, unique event. I am delighted that all these musicians are able to come and play: Violin: Sylvia Hallett, Alison Blunt, Philipp Wachsmann, Eric Clarke, Malcolm Atkins Viola: […]
This is the text for a talk I gave at the Galpin Society Conference, Music Faculty, Oxford, on 26th July 2013 (edit in progress, click on the pictures for more detailed viewing) While it is evident that most objects bear the marks of their use, traces of their journey through time remaining as clues inscribed […]
TOOLS & DESIGNS BY ANTONIO STRADIVARI (brought from the Stradivari Museum, Cremona) STRADIVARI: DETAILS OF SOME OF THE INSTRUMENTS ON SHOW WORKSHOP
Calendar of events (below) can be also gleaned from the Ashmolean website In association with Blackwell’s Talk & String Quartet Tickets:£5,booking essential Telephone or visit Blackwell’s Customer Service Department in the Norrington Room, Blackwell’s E: email@example.com T: 01865 333623 “Stradivari: the Pursuit of Perfection” With Dr Jon Whiteley, Exhibition Curator Norrington Room, Blackwell’s, […]
From the 13th June 2013 the ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM in Oxford is hosting a remarkable exhibition of instruments by ANTONIO STRADIVARI. See their website for details. This is a rare event: 21 of the best Strads are being brought, as are tools and drawings from Stradivari’s workshop from the museum in Cremona There is a concert […]
photos I took at oxford violins on the 2nd feb 2012
MUSIC PLAYER: SUITES OF WEDDING DANCES FROM SZEK, recorded in August 2011 (portable Marantz recorder) from a trip to Transylvania in August 2011 following a wish I had had for a few years, to hear Transylavanian music. I was very lucky to arrive at the village of Sic/Szek a day before a wedding, and be […]
Violin based on the shapes of Joseph Guarneri “Del Gesu” 1741 Made for violinist Briony Shaw, leader of the seconds, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.
Short film by Dariusz Dziala.