Monthly Archives: May 2013

All recordings from the RPO meeting on the 20th April, 2013

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

Playing chords

RC comp imageRoger Clarke’s composition no1

1st improvisation

Ben Williams introducing his 1st composition

Rehearsing Ben Williams 1st composition

BW comp imageBen Williams’ composition

Playing Ben Williams 1st composition

Matt Robertson introducing his composition

MR comp imageMatt 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

2nd improvisation

Record Player Orchestra at the Vinyl Lounge 20th April 2013

The Record Player Orchestra held its inaugural meeting at the Vinyl Lounge on Saturday 20th April.

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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.

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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.

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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 and recordings from this inaugural meeting will soon be placed there soon.