Thursday, June 26, 2014

Didgeridoo And Oboe, Too


We attended a strange musical performance at the Fringe, a trio that called itself Terra Camera. It consisted of a classically trained oboe player and violist plus a didgeridoo virtuoso. He played a couple of solos and explained the many techniques. The ensemble did some classical, a new composition and a bit of jazz. Heaven knows I like edgy, contemporary music but this, to my ears, didn't work all that well, sort of a buzzard with nightingales. The part I liked best was a baroque chamber piece in which the Aussie pipe played the basso continuo. That made a good fit. 

Photo tip of the day: do not use fill flash on iridescent wigs and hats. It leads to disaster.                               

Oboe Player


Luis Gomez said...

Very nice shots.

Halcyon said...

Didgeridoo and oboe... sounds interesting?

Stefan Jansson said...

Never heard about a violist before!

But I think I know what you really meant. Nice portrait of the didgeridoo guy.

William Kendall said...

It is, of course, a most peculiar sounding instrument.