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Photoshoot - Emily (Drawing Room)

Photoshoot - Emily (Drawing Room)

by Claude Schneider

Emily is a graduating student from Homerton College, studying English & Drama. She has acted and sung in many plays and musicals in Cambridge.

Date added: 24th Jun 2008
Date taken: 17th June 2008
60 photos

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People
Vexations (mono)

Vexations (mono)

by Adam James Nall

19:00 24th Nov - 14:30 25th Nov

Sidney Sussex College Music Society presents:

Vexations - Erik Satie

1 piano
10 pianists
20 hours of continuous music

performed by:

Paul Kilbey, Jamal Sutton, Jesper Carlson, Kim Ashton, James Freeman, Tom Athorne, Sarah Latto, Lydia Slobodian, MatthewTait, Will Buchanan, Joe Scott, and Emily Smith.

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Although Erik Satie wrote Vexations in 1893 its premiere had to wait until 1963, when the experimental composer John Cage organised a performance in New York. Quite why the piece had to wait seventy years for its first performance is, one is forced to admit, not really a mystery. Logistically it is a nightmare, commercially it is ridiculous, and musically it is a trail of endurance for performers and audience alike. However, since its premiere, a considerable number of performances have taken place, some of them lasting as long as 28 hours. Work has even been done studying its effect on the brain. Was all this what Satie actually intended, when he flippantly wrote:

"To play this motif 840 times in succession, it would be advisable to prepare oneself beforehand, in the deepest silence, by grave immobilities."

at the top of his score? We will never know, and therein lies the vexation.

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These are the mono series taken during (some) of the 20 hour performance. The music was un-nerving and bloody weird, I thought the photos should be too!

SSCMS website:

http://www.srcf.ucam.org/sscms

Date added: 25th Nov 2007
Date taken: 19:00 24th Nov - 14:30 25th Nov
40 photos

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Cambridge Life
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Queens Candle Club - Easter 2006

Queens Candle Club - Easter 2006

by Claude Schneider

The Easter installment of Queens' excellent Candle Club night. Acoustic music from all the regulars and more.

Date added: 18th May 2006
Date taken: 15th May 2006
31 photos

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Cambridge Life
People
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Musical Instrument Collages

Musical Instrument Collages

by Cong Cong Bo

Date added: 12th Nov 2005
3 photos

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