“The lasting impression we had was that, when given the opportunity to engage with an event such as this, our colleagues across the sector were genuinely happy to be able to use their professional abilities and resources to do so.”
Camille Saint-Saens’ The Swan from Carnival of the Animals is widely regarded as highly descriptive of a bird that struggles to survive at high altitudes or during bouts of heavy snow. Why then was it deemed a good idea creatively-speaking to put the instrumentalist with his expensive instrument in heavy snow on the top of a mountain?
Lithuanian composer Gediminas Gelgotas and member of the New Ideas Chamber Orchestra Augusta Jusionytė break from recording at Real World Studios in Box near Bath, to talk about breakfasts, names and contemporary classical.
The Academy of Ancient Music present themselves as a modest, unassuming bunch on stage. Professionals who have studied hard and continue to develop their art by immersing themselves in the music and practise they love. Their work often feels like music produced in labaratory conditions. A band to be cherished.