Sobeit – Jeff McAuley (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

We mainly think of cellos as being part of the engine room of an orchestra, driving along under the surface, essential, sweeping, often striking but mainly sitting back out of the limelight happy to be a team player whilst the likes of the violin or piano bask in the limelight. The sort of instrument which... Continue Reading →

The Paris Orchestra Challenge

Shaun Buswell and 100% Swedish Erik Nyberg have made a name for setting themselves unnecessarily difficult musical challenges, ones which normally see them forming scratch orchestras from random but generally musically adept strangers, teaching them new, uniquely scored sets and then performing for public delectation and amusement. Well, like a couple of musical Dave Gorman’s, they... Continue Reading →

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