Ensemble proton bern’s CD of music by Samuel Andreyev

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Ensemble proton bern’s CD of music by Samuel Andreyev

<p> <img alt="_dsc3103-1434547175" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/210864/_DSC3103-1434547175.JPG"></p> <p>  </p> <p> <a href="http://www.samuelandreyev.com" target="_blank">Samuel Andreyev</a>. Photo © 2015 Magali Lambert</p> <p>  </p> <p> In Paris, 2003, I spent 6 months holed up in a small apartment writing a piece called <a href="http://www.samuelandreyev.com/plp" target="_blank">PLP</a>, scored for <a href="http://www.guntramwolf.de/englisch/o_modern.html" target="_blank">lupophone</a> (a rare model of bass oboe) and two pianos. This was a crazily ambitious piece for an unknown composer—intense, exotic, disorienting, utopian and extremely complex—and I wrote it without knowing if it could ever be performed.</p> <p>  </p> <p> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UBezYS9pI6Q</p> <iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="304" src="//cdn.embedly.com/widgets/media.html?src=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fembed%2FUBezYS9pI6Q%3Fwmode%3Dopaque%26feature%3Doembed&amp;wmode=opaque&amp;url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DUBezYS9pI6Q&amp;image=https%3A%2F%2Fi.ytimg.com%2Fvi%2FUBezYS9pI6Q%2Fhqdefault.jpg&amp;key=ff2702755d9749cda571c6d6c2f3eb46&amp;type=text%2Fhtml&amp;schema=youtube" width="540"></iframe> <p>  </p> <p> ensemble proton bern performs <em>La pendule de profil</em> (2007-07) in Bern, Switzerland, 18 May 2015</p> <p>  </p> <p> It wasn’t until the brilliant Swiss oboist <a href="http://www.ensembleproton.ch/index.php?option=com_content&amp;view=article&amp;id=18&amp;Itemid=14" target="_blank">Martin Bliggenstorfer</a> contacted me out of nowhere in 2011, inquiring about the score, that the premiere ultimately took place in Amsterdam. Having found a collaborator not only willing to perfect the smallest details of the score, but who shared my passion for rare instruments—we began collaborating on an ongoing basis together with <a href="http://www.ensembleproton.ch/" target="_blank">ensemble proton bern</a>, the contemporary music group Martin co-founded. This has so far resulted in pieces like <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FI6WmFuO4lg" target="_blank">Vérifications</a> (2012) for six instruments, and more recently, <strong>Trio</strong> (2015) for oboe d’amore, viola and harp. The logical next step was to record a CD together.</p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="_dsc3166-1434548330" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/210871/_DSC3166-1434548330.JPG"></p> <p>                                                                                                                              </p> <p> Martin Bliggenstorfer plays PLP. Photo © 2015 Magali Lambert</p> <p>  </p> <p> After years of work, hundreds of hours of rehearsals, and, of course, thousands of phone calls and emails, Proton is finally heading to <a href="http://www.francemusique.fr/" target="_blank">Radio France</a> in Paris to record eight of my pieces in spring/summer 2015. Having rehearsed intensively with Proton over the past few years, these recordings will be absolutely authoritative, with great attention to detail, each score a showcase for the abilities of some of the most talented and committed performers in Europe.</p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="_dsc2948-1433860949" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/208190/_DSC2948-1433860949.jpg"></p> <p>  </p> <p> ensemble proton bern plays <em>A propos du concert de la semaine dernière</em> (2013-15).</p> <p> Photo © 2015 Magali Lambert</p> <p>  </p>

Allocation of funds

<p> It’s been a long journey to get the project this far, but we’re not all the way there yet. The project is approximately 60% funded, which has allowed us to record the pieces, but there are still many basic expenses to meet in order for the disc to be released.</p> <p>  </p> <p> Here's what your help will allow us to cover:</p> <p>  </p> <p> Remaining musician’s fees: 2,500 €</p> <p> Pressing / printing costs: 1,500 €</p> <p>  </p> <p> FURTHER GOALS</p> <p>  </p> <p> If our minimum goal of 4,000 € is exceeded, here is our further goal:</p> <p> Hire a press secretary: an additional 1,500 €</p> <p> Hire a professional graphic designer: 500 €</p> <p>  </p> <p> You can help us bring this extraordinary project to fruition, so that after 10 years, these pieces can finally be heard by a wider audience.</p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="_dsc2894-1433861817" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/208202/_DSC2894-1433861817.jpg"></p> <p>  </p> <p> <a href="http://samuelandreyev.com" target="_blank">Samuel Andreyev</a> working with conductor <a href="http://www.ensembleproton.ch/index.php?option=com_content&amp;view=article&amp;id=16&amp;Itemid=14" target="_blank">Matthias Kuhn</a>. Photo © 2015 <a href="https://magalilambert.wordpress.com/" target="_blank">Magali Lambert</a></p>



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Estimated delivery: January 2016


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The above, plus a copy of the CD (international shipping included)

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  • 12 contributions
The above, and I will sign the CD for you and include a post card.

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  • 5 contributions
The above, plus a copy of my 2009 book, Evidence

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The above, plus a thank-you credit in the CD booklet

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The above, and I will write out a manuscript page of the score for you

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