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Hi,
In case anyone doesn't know there is going to be a Harpsichord Recital at Hammerwood Park
 RH19 3QE
01342 850594

. 2pm  13th June 2015
 Julian Perkins on two, three or four of the harpsichords at Hammerwood ( but probably not at the same time ! )
provisional Programme

French Suites

Julian Perkins – Harpsichord

Suite no. 2 in C minor, BWV 813 J. S. Bach (1685–1750)
Allemande
Corrente
Sarabande
Air
Menuet I – Menuet II – Menuet I
Gigue

Suite no. 3 in B minor, BWV 814
Allemande
Courante
Sarabande
Anglaise
Menuet – Trio – Menuet
Gigue

Suite in A major, TWV 32:14 G. P. Telemann  (1681–1767)
Allemande
Courante
Sarabande
Anglaise
Menuet – Trio – Menuet
Gigue

INTERVAL

Suite no. 4 in E-flat major, BWV 815 J. S. Bach
Praeludium
Allemande
Corrente
Sarabande
Gavotte – Menuet – Gavotte
Air
Gigue

Suite no. 5 in G major, BWV 816
Allemande
Corrente
Sarabande
Gavotte
Bourrée
Loure
Gigue



As usual, £12 members, £15 non members, Children free and adults bringing children half price.

regards Peter B

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Hi,
just to let you all know that the AES meeting for January is as follows.
Coffee and Tea is normally available. No charge for visitors.
best wishes for everyone for the new year.
Peter B


 London: Tuesday 13th January

Perceptual Sound Field Reconstruction and Coherent Synthesis

Zoran Cvetkovic, Professor of Signal Processing at King’s College London

Imagine a group of fans cheering their team at the Olympics from a local pub, who want to feel transposed to the arena by experiencing a faithful and convincing auditory perspective of the scene they see on the screen. They hear the punch of the player kicking the ball and are immersed in the atmosphere as if they are watching from the sideline. Alternatively, imagine a small group of classical music aficionados following a broadcast from the Royal Opera at home, who want to have the experience of listening to it from best seats at the opera house. Imagine having finally a surround sound system with room simulators that actually sound like the spaces they are supposed to synthesise, or watching a 3D nature film in a home theatre where the sound closely follows the movements one sees on the screen. Imagine also a video game capable of providing a convincing dynamic auditory perspective that tracks a moving game player and responds to his actions, with virtual objects moving and acoustic environments changing. Finally, place all this in the context of visual technology that is moving firmly in the direction of ”3D” capture and rendering, where enhanced spatial accuracy and detail are key features. In this talk we will present a technology that enables all these spatial sound applications using low-count multichannel systems.

This month's lecture is being held at King’s College London, Nash Lecture Theatre, K2.31, Strand, London, WC2R 2LS. 6:30pm for 7:00pm start. All welcome. (Click here for further details.)

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Hi,
 sorry for the short notice, but I have only just received this email
. It is a concert on an Electronic instrument, but a custom design !
regards Peter B

Saturday, November 22nd at 7:30pm

Graham Blyth will present the Organ Recital he was going to play at the recent LA convention in the newly completed Hall at Challow Park, part of the Challow Park Studios complex. This space has an internal volume of just under 30,000 cu.ft (866 cu.m), and a wonderful natural acoustic. The organ is a 4 manual digital of his own design, and plays through 36 channels.

His programme features Bach, Buxtehude, Mendelsson, Saint-Saens & Vierne.

Address: Challow Park, Challow Road, Wantage, OX12 9RH

All welcome.
 



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Hi,
just to let you know that the November AES meeting is as follows.
 Date: 11 Nov 2014
Time: 18:30

Location: ROLI Ltd
2 Glebe Road
London E8 4BD

Lecture by Ben Supper, ROLI Ltd.

ROLI created the Seaboard as an evolution of the piano. The Seaboard sets out to endow the traditional piano keyboard with far greater powers of musical expression, without alienating existing musicians.

What is involved in producing such a musical instrument? In developing the Seaboard, ROLI has had to overcome several classes of problems. There are organisational difficulties: to build and mature a design and manufacturing company from scratch, and to reconcile the ambition of a nascent company with the realities of its capability. Alongside this are several classes of technical problems: to develop and refine new technologies; to find new materials and to learn to manufacture with them, and to bend the aged MIDI specification to handle more expressive information. There are social aspects to this task, too: ROLI has formed partnerships with synthesiser manufacturers, working groups, and industry pioneers to shape the Seaboard and provide it with an infrastructure of support.

This lecture picks out a few of these challenges, providing a perspective on how a new company sets out to innovate within the music industry.

no charge for the lecture, Tea and Coffee available.
more details
http://www.aes-uk.org/meetings/forthcoming-meetings/

regards Peter B

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Building and Room Acoustics / October AES meeting 2014 City University
« on: September 19, 2014, 08:22:57 PM »
Hi,
just to let you know that the next AES meeting is being held at City University  on October the 14th.  6-30 pm
a description follows
This month’s lecture will showcase cutting edge research from City University’s Music Informatics Research group and King’s College London’s Centre for Telecommunications Research. The evening will include a drinks reception a selection of technology-based creative works from the Music Department at City.
http://www.aes-uk.org/meetings/forthcoming-meetings/
anyone welcome !

there is also a Lecture in Birmingham, in November as well ( see above web site for details )

regardsPeter B

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Hi, on ebay a Thomas casson Organ
to someone who is a beginner with regard to Pipe Organs it looks nice.
eBay item number:
251550370352

regards Peter B

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Hi,
for those who like to have more notice of meetings, the July talk in Hoburn London is on the 8th of July 2014.
location
WSP Holborn
70 Chancery Lane
London

Lecture by Trevor Cox, University of Salford.
Joint lecture between the AES and IOA.
6.00 pm IOA AGM (All Welcome) / 6.30 pm Evening Presentation

Sonic Wonderland is a popular science book about the most remarkable sounds in the world. In this talk, Trevor will look at some of the detailed acoustic science behind a few of the wonders, picking examples that required first hand research by himself. It will begin by solving the mystery of Echo Bridge, something that first appeared in the Journal of Acoustical Society of America in the 1940s. Trevor will present measurements that he made at the badly tuned musical road in California. To finish, he will look at the detailed acoustic properties of the world’s ‘longest echo’, and explain why the record isn’t for the longest reverberation time.


regards Peter B

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Hi,
just to let you know that there is an AES Meeting next Tuesday.
London: Tuesday 10th June
High Resolution: Capturing the Moment
Bob Stuart, Meridian Audio and Peter Craven, Algol Applications

We see increasing interest in High Resolution analogue and digital audio and in recordings employing higher sample rates or bit depths than CD. Yet this trend seems unstructured, and progress to be stalled in coding concepts established in the late 1990s.
In this lecture we hope to show how recent findings in neuroscience, perception and signal processing seem, at least to us, to point in a new direction — one which promises higher quality than ever — a different framework and direction for audio in the 21st century.
Bob and Peter have cooperated together on analogue and digital audio over four decades; their work together has including fundamental topics in dither, noise-shaping, coding, lossless compression, archive and playback. This lecture is a rare chance to glimpse them in action and to see some recent and provocative thinking.

This month's lecture is being held at De Vere Holborn Bars, 138-142 Holborn, London, EC1N 2NQ. 6:30pm for 7pm start. All welcome

regards Peter B

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Hi, just seen an advert for a
Daniel of Clevedon Cinema Organ ( disassembled )
eBay item number:
321350743283

just in case anyone has the time, skill  and the money !

regards Peter B

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Hi, sorry for the short notice.
Just to let you know that there is a lecture entitled " Comparative results between loudspeaker measurements using a tetrahedral enclosure and other methods " by Geoff Hill
on Tuesday the 11th of March at Imperial College, Main meeting room ( room 130 ) Huxley building SW7 2RH.
6-30 pm start
Free entry.
more details at http://www.aes-uk.org/meetings/forthcoming-meetings/london/

regards Peter B
 

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From our local DJ / Albert Hall Organ BBC Prom
« on: December 30, 2013, 12:00:37 PM »
Hi,
just to let you know that I happend to catch a bit of the BBC organ prom that was on BBC radio 3 last night.
more details
<http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03mjcpc>
it is probably available to listen for 7 days.
what I heard sounded impressive and it was nice to hear an interview with Richard Hills talking about registrations
regards Peter B

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Hi,
just to let you know that the December Audio engineering Society meeting is being held on the 10th of December 2013  at Imperial College.
<http://www.aes-uk.org/forthcoming-meetings/chrismas-lecture-poppy-crum-dolby-labs/>
a quick description
"In this lecture, Dr. Crum will play and explain a number of auditory illusions, exploring the sensory interactions between sound and sight, and how the phenomenon of neuroplasticity affects auditory perception."
entrance is free.
regards Peter B

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Hi,
in case anyone has a spare £ 2,000 or so you could buy a single Tannoy Canterbury Speaker Cabinet ( empty ) is available on ebay.
eBay item number:
151155768758
I hope that prices like these might encourage furniture makers to diversify !
regards Peter B


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Restoring pipe organs / Shulze organ Stops and jambs on ebay
« on: September 08, 2013, 08:37:19 PM »
Hi,
 just saw that there are some organ stops and jambs from a Shulze organ on ebay.
item number
eBay item number:  290972439704

just thought these were an unusual item.

regards Peter B

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Hi, I just saw this on one of the music lists and was impressed that there is interest in Modern Harpsichords.
regards Peter B

The Department of Music at the University of Southampton (UK), together with The National Trust and the Arts and Humanities Research Council, announce TWO fully-funded collaborative PhD studentships, commencing 1 October 2013.  These studentships are for the project The Making of the Modern Harpsichord.

This project aims to investigate the history of harpsichord revival in England, concentrating on the period from the mid-1930s onward, and to determine how the reinvention of the harpsichord by its advocates – musicians, collectors, cataloguers, instrument makers – influenced contemporary creative practice as well as fostering projects of historical revival. It will consider the development of harpsichord repertory in the twentieth century, interrogating the intersections between the edition and performance of historical works, the composition of new music, and the physical and sonic qualities of the increasingly prominent and rapidly evolving instrument.  The practical context for both studentships will be provided by the National Trust, principally at Mottisfont Abbey, the childhood home of Raymond Russell – one of the most important figures in the mid-century early music revival – and at Fenton House (London) and Hatchlands (Surrey), both of which house important collections of
 period keyboard instruments.

Studentships are open to eligible UK and EU resident students.  For further information and application details, please see

https://www.jobs.soton.ac.uk/Vacancy.aspx?ref=245913F4

Closing date:  June 28, 2013.

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Harpsichords / Dulce Melos and French Radio program
« on: May 30, 2013, 11:30:00 PM »
Hi, I saw that on one of the Music lists there was a link posted to a French Radio program that discusses the dulce melos .
<http://sites.radiofrance.fr/francemusique/em/matin-musiciens_lundi/emission.php?e_id=65000042&d_id=515007905&nojpcache=true>
it seems that there is also a youtube recording.
<http://youtu.be/N9rkLtsxwuc>

regards Peter B

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Hi,
as there has been discussion here previously about the merits of Digital and Analogue recording I thought I would mention an article about the BBC's efforts.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-22651126

on another point online players such as youtube do process / compress the audio ( and video )  a certain amount as far as I know.

regards Peter B

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Hi, in case you didn't heard the short radio clip on radio 4, the early grand Piano is now back at Apsley House.
http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/about/news/oldest-english-grand-piano-apsley-house/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-22507415

I don't know what Temperament it has been tuned to ?

regards Peter B

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Hi, a couple of Pipe Organs on ebay. including one on the Isle of Wight
<http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Chamber-pipe-organ-by-James-Chettle-Gomme-1794-/200915565823?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&hash=item2ec7803cff>
Item number:
200915565823


a House Organ in Oxford ( but it is in a Church )
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/House-Organ-with-a-tracker-action-and-electric-blowing-/261203546383?pt=UK_MusicalInstr_Keyboard_RL&hash=item3cd0f1d10f
item number Item number:
261203546383

if you have more of a Theatre taste then there is this Allen. ( in New Milton )
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ALLEN-SYSTEM-435-DIGITAL-THEATRE-ORGAN-and-BENCH-/181126242927?pt=UK_MusicalInstr_Keyboard_RL&hash=item2a2bf7226f
ebay number Item number:
181126242927

hope this info is useful to someone
regards Peter B



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Hi,
in case any of you are interested, Matthew Blaiden is playing at Carshalton Methodist Church on Saturday 2nd March 10am to noon.
my only connection with the above is that I live in Carshalton !
more details at 
www.carshalton-methodist.org.uk

regards Peter B
 

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