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.
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.