Charlotte Keeffe - This One's for the Bees​.​.​.

from Sustaining The Music by London Improvisers Orchestra

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During these uncertain and social distancing times, I wanted to bring together everyone's beautiful sustained pitches, but with a hint of improvisation, so the order in which you can hear everyone's sustained sounds was put together randomly before I started to 'sculpt the sound' and weave a free improvisation on my trumpet mouthpiece throughout. This is the first time I've ever created a piece of music in this way and I'm very grateful to my partner, Lara de Belder, who assisted me during the process. 

I'm passionate and determined to explore the moment with my playing and I'm used to playing acoustically, but creating this track has definitely inspired me to explore driving down another road... 

Thank you to everyone for their sustained pitches - see below - and to Knut Aufermann for suggesting this wonderful idea for the London Improvisers Orchestra's May 2020 remote project. 


from Sustaining The Music, released May 3, 2020
Charlotte Keeffe on trumpet mouthpiece


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It draws on a large and shifting pool of improvising musicians from London and beyond,
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