Five fascinating films made by John Woolrich and Peter Wiegold with three ‘cellists Adrian Bradbury, Oliver Coates and Anton Lukoszevieze. A very useful thorough exposition of conventional playing techniques and new techniques, but also giving a chance to hear the players own philosophies developed thorough their long experience of working creatively with composers and new music
The first set look at pizzicato, bowing scordatura, the Bogen Bach bow..and Olly Coates thoughts on a new manifesto for the performer.
Adrian Bradbury began playing the cello at the age of seven and became a principal player of the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain. After studying Veterinary Science and Music at Churchill College, Cambridge he won a scholarship to the Royal Academy of Music, after which he continued his studies in Berlin with Berlin Philharmonic solo-cellist Goetz Teutsch. He has performed concertos in seven European countries, and is in demand as guest principal with orchestras such as London Sinfonietta and the Royal Philharmonic.
Oliver Coates is a cellist and associate artist at Southbank Centre London. He gave recital debuts in New York and Hong Kong debuts at the end of 2014. His cross-interests are in the cut-up experiments of William Burroughs, the synthesiser collages of Êliane Radigue and the installation works of Mike Nelson. He produces electronic music alongside a concert life performing solo Bach to Morton Feldman and Mica Levi, for which he won a Royal Philharmonic Society Award in 2011. His music is released on PRAH recordings.
Anton Lukoszevieze is a musician and an artist. He is the founder and director of the group Apartment House.