TED: Alban Wesly and Calefax Quintet

Randy presents this stellar video to his friends on facebook and what a great find. For those of you who don’t know TED is they are a site that promotes “Ideas worth Spreading”. It is dedicated to presenting very educational shorts provided by some of the best teachers, musicians, artist, and scientists in the world.

First ever reed quintet of this type in the world.

Calefax is a reed quintet, based in Amsterdam. Few ensembles can claim to have created a new musical genre, but Calefax, a quintet composed exclusively of reed instruments, has brought a fresh sound to audiences. The Amsterdam-based group’s unusual combination of instruments — clarinet, oboe, saxophone, bassoon and bass clarinet — has resulted in unconventional adaptations of familiar works, and original compositions by an array of living composers.

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About Gandalfe

Just an itinerant saxophonist trying to find life between the changes. I have retired from the Corps of Engineers and Microsoft. I am an admin on the Woodwind Forum, run the Microsoft Jumpin' Jive Orchestra, and enjoy time with family and friends.
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