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jwhit at melbpc.org.au
Tue Mar 15 11:50:12 EST 2005
At 02:54 PM 14/03/2005, Pilcher, Fred wrote:
> > what apparently is going to happen to our state orchestras.
>But look at the waste! Why do they need all those violins? One per
>orchestra should be plenty!
Yes, that is what struck me about the story. Hey, I noticed those drummers
only hit the instruments once in awhile in the piece. Don't you think you
could multi-task with the brass section?
>There was actually an outcry over this in the 1970's when synthesizers
>started to make an impact. Many orchestras were terrified
>that they would become redundant in the production of film
>and TV scores. Thankfully this has never happened to quite the extent
>that it might've.
It didn't happen in orchestras, but it did happen in clubs. The days of the
5-7 piece band disappeared long ago for local venues. I have a friend in
Texas who spent years in bands. He ended up with his wife and him with two
synth boxes for all the support tracks. So sad, the loss of the brass
groups like Chicago.
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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