OBJECTIVITY MAINTENANCE TITLE TRACK FROM WCMO's (working classical music orchestra) NEW CD - THE FIRST PIECE FOR JAMES' SQUEAKY SINGLES PROJECT - (NEXT CD) - cellos x 2, violin, flute, horn,sax,piano, guitar, percussionx2
HORSE HOSPITAL CIRCLE PAINTING 24 hour continuous painting and composition project with artists - Ivanov and Chan - ongoing- Horse Hospital, London- 23rd - 24th October. Written for 12 Electric guitars in a 50 meter circle (audience at 6 o'clock)
CIRCLE PAINTING RIVER THAMES Written,recorded during a 24 hour non stop composition/painting (Ivanov and Chan) project which took place on a floating hut on the River Thames in Summer 09. 9 violins and 3 cellos placed in a large circle (cellos at 5,6,7 o'clock
BeRLIN ONE CIRCLE 2nd SECTION 2nd section of Berlin one circle - for 12 classical guitarists place in a circle.
BERLIN ONE CIRCLE 1ST SECTION 24 Hour non stop painting/composition collaboration - Berlin - Gallery
for 12 classical guitars in a 30m circle
BeRLIN TWO CIRCLE 24 HOURS PROJECT IN ABANDONED RAILWAY ROUND HOUSE IN EAST BERLIN - 12 CELLOS IN A 30 METER CIRCLE - SOLO CELLO IN CENTRE. Played directly on to tape - dipping (at random) into Bach's score of St John's Passion as a starting point.
FLAT LINE STRING QUARTET WITH ELECTRONIC - PURE ELECTRONIC TONE (B) AND MANIPULATED SINGE INTAKE OF BREATH
FRYING TONIGHT Saxophone Quartet - recorded by Kintamarni.
List of Works
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james hesford Biography
James Hesford began performing in his early teens as a blues and soul guitarist, touring the UK and Europe. At the age of 19 he moved from South Yorkshire to London where he established himself as a leading jazz musician. In 1980 he won the Arts Councilís GLAA Young Jazz Musician of the Year and soon after moved to New York. In the two years that followed he performed all styles of jazz from bebop to free atonal improvisation as well as playing in punk bands.
James was co founder of Cellorhythmics (cello quartet) and Artistic Director and composer for WCMO (working classical music orchestra).
He is regularly commissioned to write for film, theatre and chamber ensembles.
James latest work is - Oliver Cheetams film 'Afterspace' and Jelly Bean Jack produced by the Little Angel Theatre - currently showing at the Roundhouse London. He is currently working on a commission for Fiori Musicali which will be premiered in Italy (Citarna) in June - Also - continuing his collaboration with Artists Ivanov and Chan - 24 hour non stop painting and composition projects - site specific work - in the UK and various locations around Europe.
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