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
To include tracks by:
RAISED SO FAR
DONATION OPTIONS & BENEFITS
A CD and full digital download
Listing as a donor on our website and in the CD booklet
8 comp tickets to a Night Owl concert of your choice
The option to attend a full day of recording with a player meet & greet
A free full estate planning review by Claydon Wills & Probate in your own home
A lunch date for you and a guest with the Artistic Director (David Le Page) & Managing Director (Debbie Jagla)
All of the above
The opportunity for 2 guests to join OOTS on tour to the Istanbul Festival in June 2020. To include 2 tickets for the OOTS concert on June 21st 2020, hotel accommodation (A double/twin room in the same 4/5* hotel as the players on a B&B basis), flights (with OOTS players) & transfer costs.