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Timelapse

OOTS' New Recording

Welcome to our funding campaign, raising money to record our new album Timelapse at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire in January 2020, conducted by Bruce O’Neil, Music Director at the RSC.

I am thrilled that OOTS is embarking on such a creative and engaging recording project. The idea behind Timelapse is to highlight our hugely successful multi-genre strand of activity as epitomised by our Night Owl series of concerts. These concerts present outstanding performances of beautiful and unexpected works in relaxed surroundings allowing our audiences to engage with the artists and the music in very different way.

In this vein, Timelapse explores the concept of duality and shared soundscapes across the centuries. Although the music was written, in some cases, hundreds of years apart, it is striking how much these contrasting works inhabit such similar emotional space. This recording provides a place where time and style have become irrelevant: Rameau and Bowie; Schubert and The Smiths; Vivaldi and Radiohead; Adés and Grieg; Satie and Reich. Good music is good music however and whenever you look at it.

This project also marks the launch of our record label ROOTS which recognises how dramatically the musical landscape has changed in recent years. Culture has never been so accessible and, paradoxically, so easy to ignore: an orchestra in the 21st century needs to be a great deal more than an entertaining museum piece. The versatility of our players and our passion for blurring the edges, confounding the boundaries and smudging the carefully drawn lines of genre is palpable here in this collection of extraordinary pieces.

David Le Page, Artistic Director

TARGET: £18,000

To include tracks by:

Philip Glass
Steve Reich
Max Richter
Schubert
Radiohead

Satie
Bowie
Górecki
The Smiths
Elgar

Grieg
Vivaldi
Paul Simon
Brubeck
Thomas Adés

RAISED SO FAR

£8200

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