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The Future is Outdoors with Instant Concert

Instant Concert

Back in June, we got together for a tentative rehearsal and it got us thinking how we can move forward in these socially distant times. No indoor performing and the need to be 2 metres or more apart, we settled on a concept we’ve titled Instant Concert.

And for the want of a better phrase , it does what it says on the tin. We arrive, set up and perform. Nothing is needed by the venue as the ensemble is entirely self sufficient. Portable, weatherproof and audible across large distances, we are able to present a large selection of serious classical music to light, jazzy numbers suitable to be adapted to any outdoor occasion.

Sounds interesting? We’ve played at intimate garden parties to large outdoor events and would be more than happy to advise you on how the group could be involved. Please get in touch here.

Onyx become a trio for Eternity

During the Covid-19 lockdown period in the UK, we have been searching for things we can put together from a distance, and we are so grateful to Emily Hall who has allowed us to transcribe her short work, Eternity, for two Flugelhorns and French horn. Originally written for three female voices, the piece consists of three simple lines that create a timeless, mesmeric quality.

The piece was put together by first recording the audio remotely then each player choosing a suitable location near to their homes to shoot their video.

It’s good to be back

Today, 16th June 2020, was an important day for all of us, as after three months we emerged from lockdown and came together for a socially distanced rehearsal. What an amazing feeling it was to experience live music making again. Let’s hope this is a sign of things finally getting a little easier for the…