Ensemble proton bern’s CD of music by Samuel Andreyev

Help finance a major international recording project, years in the making.

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Ensemble proton bern’s CD of music by Samuel Andreyev



Samuel Andreyev. Photo © 2015 Magali Lambert


In Paris, 2003, I spent 6 months holed up in a small apartment writing a piece called PLP, scored for lupophone (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.




ensemble proton bern performs La pendule de profil (2007-07) in Bern, Switzerland, 18 May 2015


It wasn’t until the brilliant Swiss oboist Martin Bliggenstorfer 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 ensemble proton bern, the contemporary music group Martin co-founded. This has so far resulted in pieces like Vérifications (2012) for six instruments, and more recently, Trio (2015) for oboe d’amore, viola and harp. The logical next step was to record a CD together.




Martin Bliggenstorfer plays PLP. Photo © 2015 Magali Lambert


After years of work, hundreds of hours of rehearsals, and, of course, thousands of phone calls and emails, Proton is finally heading to Radio France 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.




ensemble proton bern plays A propos du concert de la semaine dernière (2013-15).

Photo © 2015 Magali Lambert


Allocation of funds

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.


Here's what your help will allow us to cover:


Remaining musician’s fees: 2,500 €

Pressing / printing costs: 1,500 €




If our minimum goal of 4,000 € is exceeded, here is our further goal:

Hire a press secretary: an additional 1,500 €

Hire a professional graphic designer: 500 €


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.




Samuel Andreyev working with conductor Matthias Kuhn. Photo © 2015 Magali Lambert

Choose your reward

For €5

Eternal gratitude
  • Delivery January 2016

For €20

The above, plus a copy of the CD (international shipping included)
  • Backers: 23
  • Delivery January 2016

For €35

The above, and I will sign the CD for you and include a post card.
  • Backers: 12
  • Delivery January 2016

For €55

The above, plus a copy of my 2009 book, Evidence
  • Backers: 5
  • Delivery January 2016

For €75

The above, plus a thank-you credit in the CD booklet
  • Backers: 14
  • Delivery January 2016

For €350

The above, and I will write out a manuscript page of the score for you
  • Backers: 2
  • Delivery January 2016

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