Fantastic article in Pianist magazine about Ruth Spencer Jolly’s new project European Unison.

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Read all about it here: https://www.pianistmagazine.com/news/piano-makers/a-composers-response-to-brexit-a-new-composition-for-28-pianists-on

Join us for the premiere on Sunday 26th March 2017 at 6-7pm at Besbrode Pianos!

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No One Knows Me Like The Piano In My Mother’s Home, You Will Show Me I Have Something Some People Call A Soul….

 

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Read more in the Telegraph interview with Mitsuko Uchida:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/music/what-to-listen-to/mitsuko-uchida-interview-not-enough-play-piano-takes-lifetime/

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http://www.newyorker.com/culture/culture-desk/my-cell-learning-to-hear-on-a-cardboard-piano

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European Unison – A work by Ruth Spencer Jolly

This piece tells the story of the European Union through music. It is scored for 28 pianos, each one representing one nation in the EU. The work begins with the Union’s formation post WW2 and brings us up to date, to the current period of flux as the UK negotiates its terms of exit. This piece responds to this period of shock, transition and deliberation. We envisage the completion of the work coinciding with the decisive moment at which Teresa May triggers Article 50 in March 2017.

Coming to Besbrode Pianos showroom early 2017. Watch this space!

Find out more on Ruth’s website:
http://ruthspencerjolly.com/european-unison/

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Wow watch that man go! Fabulous player piano with bells and whistles for old cartoon soundtracks

https://youtu.be/Kj3x2xHjmxE

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Besbrode piano hire for Turner Prize 2016 nominee Anthea Hamilton’s exhibition  ‘Kettle’s Yard Reimagined’ at the Hepworth Wakefield @HepworthGallery . Watch anthea’s interview here

https://youtu.be/WEA6g0UgG-w

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Westworld’s Player Piano performing contemporary rock hits becomes main attraction https://youtu.be/7URLxlxVg6o

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The Women of the Year’s lifetime award winner on music, soirées and being Yorkshire’s answer to Gertrude Stein

https://www.ft.com/content/ed3cd834-960e-11e6-a1dc-bdf38d484582

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Hugh Laurie anticipates ‘a piano falling on his head’ to redress the extraordinary balance of good fortune in his life as he is awarded star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame Read the full article here