The very colourful Scorchio Electric String Quartet last night. Picture by Tony Visconti.
Saddening glissando strings...
Our good friend
It was a lovely little concert. Only trouble being it was in a cabaret theatre. There was a two drink minimum and the waitress kept coming to our table to remind us of the fact during the concert. But Scorchio was wonderful. They played an eclectic selection of difficult pieces, from George Crumb's Dark Angel (where the players are required to make mouth noises, play a gong with a bow, shake marachas and aggressively hiss at each other), to a piece from Orlando Gibbons, an English composer from the 16th century.
They played the Heroes Variations I wrote with such feeling, my eyes got a little misty at one point. I will try and get an MP3 of this to post on Bowienet. The audience applauded most appreciatively. I'm going to continue to write for this group, they are really exceptional players.
Please find attached a picture I took last night. Best, Tony
What a lovely man. Hopefully that MP3 will materialise shortly so that we can all get to hear this intriguing composition. Thanx again Tony.