Here are all the videos and recordings from the meeting including the playing of a scale and chords and compositions being introduced, practiced and played.
Playing a scale
Roger Clarke’s composition no1
Ben Williams introducing his 1st composition
Rehearsing Ben Williams 1st composition
Ben Williams’ composition
Playing Ben Williams 1st composition
Matt Robertson introducing his composition
Matt Robertson’s composition
Playing Matt Robertson’s composition
Ben Williams introducing his 2nd composition
Playing Ben Williams 2nd composition
Ben Williams introducing his 3rd composition
Playing Ben Williams 3rd composition
This is one of the compositions created on the day by Ben Williams.
This composition was prepared by Matthew Robertson before the event and was the second one we played.
This composition was prepared before the event and was the first we played.
The Record Player Orchestra held its inaugural meeting at the Vinyl Lounge on Saturday 20th April.
An interesting collection of record players and turntables were brought to the event including a 1950’s Saturn Stereogram, a 1970’s Sony HP211 Solid State system and Revolver Rebel and Trio KD-750 turntables.
After hearing about the history of the site, the orchestra engaged in some experimental record playing using a vinyl record that was produced for the meeting. Taking inspiration from an EMI Technical Test Record, this vinyl record was mastered at Abbey Road Studios and was pressed at the Vinyl Factory.
Using all the record players and turntables simultaneously, the orchestra played compositions that combined tracks on this record to create unusual and extraordinary sounds. All tracks on the vinyl record can now be downloaded from www.soundcloud.com/therecordplayerorchestra and recordings from this inaugural meeting will soon be placed there soon.