John Adams at the PROMS

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by James McFadyen, Jul 29, 2003.

  1. James McFadyen

    James McFadyen New Member

    Did any of u see the John Adams conducting at the Proms? his dedication to the 9/11 attacks was played, 'On the Transmigration of souls' It's such a brilliant piece written by a brilliant man!

    Just wondered if anyone saw it and what they thought of his piece.
     
  2. Naomi McFadyen

    Naomi McFadyen New Member

    I'm a big John Adams fan!!! (Peter Graham introduced me to 'Short Ride in a Fast Machine' after saying my music didn't sound a million miles off it- been glued to his stuff since...)

    Missed the Proms with him in though... D'oh!
    Anyone got a recording? :)
     
  3. PeterBale

    PeterBale Moderator Staff Member

  4. Straightmute

    Straightmute Active Member

    Let's all chip in and commission him to compose something for band. A thousand of us, tenner each? Matching funding from the Lottery. Sorted.

    Since none of those responsible for commissioning test pieces seem to see beyond the end of their noses so far as composers are concerned I wish someone would.

    D
     
  5. Mike Saville

    Mike Saville Member

    Good point SM.

    We played a lot of 'modern' music at college. John Adams was certainly one of the most listenable and enjoyable to play.
     
  6. CRat63

    CRat63 Member

    I agree entirely! Just listened to the piece on Radio 3 and it's absolutely fabulous. Had the chance to play some of his music this year in wind band at University (Short Ride) and I was absolutely fascinated. I went and listened to some more of his works and they are absolutely brilliant-surely some of his works would transcribe for brass band as they stand. As for Mr Mutes idea, we should be doing this more often with the other, lesser known composers for brass band, introducing them to the medium and getting something out of it ourselves to play. If bands can afford to pay £30 for a piece of music then surely we could wangle something together for comosers as good as John Adams....

    Craig
     
  7. PeterBale

    PeterBale Moderator Staff Member

    The repeat broadcast of the concert is on Radio 3 this afternoon, starting at 2pm.
     
  8. Naomi McFadyen

    Naomi McFadyen New Member

    Aaaah, I did wonder; tryed it the other day and it wouldnt work...
    Will take a listen later!
    thanks
     
  9. Naomi McFadyen

    Naomi McFadyen New Member

    Guess who forgot to listen :hammer :'(
     
  10. Mike Saville

    Mike Saville Member

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  12. PeterBale

    PeterBale Moderator Staff Member

    I did listen to the repeat but, although I like some of John Adams' work, I'm afraid this one did nothing for me, and I turned it off half way through.
     
  13. Naomi McFadyen

    Naomi McFadyen New Member

    :?

    No... Me! *SOB SOB SOB*
    :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:
     
  14. HBB

    HBB Active Member

    and me! ,,,,, I really wanted to listen to it! :D
     
  15. Naomi McFadyen

    Naomi McFadyen New Member

    So did I... :-(


    *breaks down in floods of tears*


    :p;-)
     
  16. HBB

    HBB Active Member

    *points and laughs at the hsterical woman placing a bucket under her to stopthe floor getting soaked*

    "WE'LL GET THROUGH IT!!!!"
     
  17. Naomi McFadyen

    Naomi McFadyen New Member

    *points and laughs at your dreadful spelling :p*


    Now whos the one crying!!! lol!
     
  18. HBB

    HBB Active Member

    I'm using a laptop ... and they're crap! ...sorry :D


    *breaks down on the floor pondering life's existance*
     
  19. Keppler

    Keppler Moderator Staff Member

    Back on Topic please kids.. ;)
     
  20. Naomi McFadyen

    Naomi McFadyen New Member

    excuses excuses :p

    Best get back on topic now though eh?

    *wipes tears dry from bennyboy's face*
     
  21. PeterBale

    PeterBale Moderator Staff Member

    Not to say existence!

    Edit: Sorry Keppler - posted before your "back on topic" was spotted!
     
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