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


The project



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


Why fund it?

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

Samuel Andreyev

Samuel Andreyev’s compositions span many genres, from chamber to orchestra as well as acousmatic and vocal music. He was born in Kincardine, Ontario in 1981. Following his initial training at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto, he studied composition with Allain Gaussin in Paris, then at the Paris Conservatory (CNSMDP) from 2006-2011, where he... See more

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Un très grand merci à tous ceux qui ont cru en ce projet.. nous y sommes presque !! Samuel // My deepest thanks to all who have believed in this project so far.. we're almost there! Samuel
Félicitations pour ce projet ! Nous vous soutenons de tout coeur et sommes fiers de pouvoir y contribuer ! Benoît Sitzia et Eléonore Dupraz ( Ensemble Réponses XX-XXI)
All the best Sam on this exciting project!