Gregory White

BBC Proms: Still Point

As featured in the exhibition ‘Electronic: From Kraftwerk to The Chemical Brothers’ at the Design Museum, London.

Assistant to James Bulley and Shiva Feshareki
For BBC Proms, London Contemporary Orchestra, James Bulley, Shiva Feshareki
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Main Duties
Assistant to performers James Bulley and Shiva Feshareki
Assistant to lathe cutter Alex
Recording sessions
Audio editing
Score proofing
Speaker system design
On-site Installation
Photo, video, and documentation

Tools Used
Pro Tools
Premiere Pro

My Role

Assisting James Bulley and Shiva Feshareki throughout the process of realising the world premiere performance of Daphne Oram's 'Still Point'. at Royal Albert Hall during the BBC Proms.

Duties included assisting the recording session with the London Contemporary Orchestra at Maida Vale studios, assisting the creation of a MIDI version of the piece for rehearsal purposes, and being responsible for the large amount of technical equipment required for the performance (primarily Roland Space Echoes)..

Video by McAlpine Films.
Full video exhibited at 'Electronic: From Kraftwerk to The Chemical Brothers' exhibition at the Design Museum, London. 

About the Project

Live at the BBC Proms: London Contemporary Orchestra conducted by Robert Ames, with Shiva Feshareki and James Bulley. 

Daphne Oram’s visionary Still Point fills the cavernous space of the Royal Albert Hall for the first time in the premiere of a revised realisation based on recently discovered archive material. Composed in 1949 – almost a decade before Oram co-founded the BBC Radiophonic Workshop – the piece was possibly the first to combine a live orchestra with live electronic manipulations, here played via turntables.

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