Chinese Whispers IV

by Mace Francis Orchestra

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The idea for Chinese Whispers was adapted from a writing game played by authors. The musical interpretation is to have a group of composers consecutively create a set number of bars each. The bars are to be completed and then passed on to the next composer, who will then pass on ONLY their composed bars to the next composer. This way each composer will only see the previous composer’s work - never the whole piece. Why? – to make it interesting

Once the collaborative piece is completed, each composer is given the opportunity to compose a new piece of music, inspired by the collaboration.


released May 19, 2011

Conductor: Mace Francis
Saxes: Ben Collins, Daniel Thorne, Sean Little, Mark Sprogowski
Trumpets: Ricki Malet, Callum G'Froerer, Brendan Baker
Trombones: Alex Benn, Robin Murray, Tilman Robinson
Guitar: Tim Jago
Bass: Wayne Slater
Drums: Greg Brenton



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