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BBC Radio 3 - Music Commission
Proms Twenty Minutes 2012: The Global Flute Fraternity
Prom 28 : Saturday 4th August 2012 James Galway matinee concert
Presenter: Julian May with Keith Waithe
Music : Keith Waithe
During the interval of the Royal Albert Hall Prom Concert : Keith Waithe
Producer: Julian May
Editions 1 x 20
Time : 14 . 45 – 15.05
Radio : BBC Radio 3 : Frequency : FM: 90.2 MHZ- 92.6 MHZ
James Galway plays a sophisticated concert flute made of gold, - and the penny whistle. These are two extremes of this instrument. People have, everywhere and always, fulfilled their need to make music by blowing into and across a reed or a hollow bone.
Keith Waithe, the British /Guyanese jazz flautist, and composer, has gathered members of the flute family from all over the world. He now has 207 flutes, of bamboo, wood, metal, bone and even pottery. For the interval of this matinee he takes Julian around the collection, and around the world, telling the stories of the flutes - their provenance, their use, how he came by them – and he plays them.
Keith Waithe has been a resident with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, his band The Macusi Players, performs widely and he composes for the theatre and radio, for instance for ‘1492’ and Derek Walcott’s ‘The Schooner Flight’, broadcast on Radio 3 and produced by Julian. He has also made a theatre show using his collection of flutes, performed at BAC. He can talk as well as play.
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