- [Music and Downloads] :: Orchestra recordings, available to stream and download. It's what we're all about, after all
- UpcomingEvents :: Where to catch the next jaw-dropping performance of Orchestra Cube
- UpcomingRehearsals :: Dates of the next rehearsals where Members of the Orchestra Cube continue to confound and amaze each other
- MemberArea :: Read the fascinating biographies of the raggle-taggle collective that is the Orchestra Cube (well, the computer-literate ones anyway)
- LinkS :: Where you can find orchestra members and other artists we like in cyberspace.
- [Orchestra Cube Blog] :: Maintained by Orchestra Cube drummer Captain Richie Paradise & Turntablist Mr Hopkinson,
- [Ale Fernandez's Blog] :: What it says on the tin
- TransposingInstruments :: Help understand the range and transposing of the brass & saxes in the orchestra
- JoiningCubeOrchestra :: Thinking of leaving your clothes on the beach? Join Orchestra Cube instead. No previous experience required.
- ForNewishMembers :: A summary of the Orchestra Cube Ethos
- Don't TryThisAtHome :: Can't make it to a Orchestra Cube Rehearsal? Fret not! Simply gather a few musicians together and use these handy instructions from Orchestra Cube maestro Peter Swaffer-Reynolds to create an orchestral masterpiece in the comfort of your own home ... ( MoreImproExercises )
What is Orchestra Cube?
Orchestra Cube sometime conductor Peter Swaffer-Reynolds writes:
Orchestra Cube, as a phenomenon, has given rise to many interesting and unexpected developments. When I consider what we are doing then certain things come to mind and it is these that I would like to give note in this letter. It is a study of:
- the way the improvised can meet the compositional
- the responsibility of the musician to the art of listening
- the acumen of intention defined by the harmonics of many
- the allowance of the unexpected as a potential zone of invention
- the acceptance that error is a composite part of perfection
- the expectation that at times we will chance upon narrow openings
- the acceptance that fork can sometimes mean knife
- the a guide towards future living
- the hope that structure imposed will liberate the tonal implications of modular knowledge
- the elaboration of an emotional response as a means of triggering an associative response to lateral memory.