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The Scratch Orchestra at 50
a celebratory Scratch concert
, “For Stella”,

”Emma Cons Hall, Morley College, London - 01/11/2019

With Petri huurinainen, Dave Powell, Helen Zervou, Francis Rifkin, John Eyles, Sam Andreae, Michael Chant, Carole Finer, Bryn Harris, Hugh Schrapnel, Ali Warner, Frank Abbott, Carolyn Rogers, Richard Ascough, Stefan Szczelkun, Mini, her parents and a few more.

The Scratch concert was dedicated to Stella Cardew who was in the audience. The event concluded a series of talks, workshops and radio shows on Resonance fm. organised by Carole Finer, Michael Chant and Brynn Harris, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Scratch orchestra. It took place 50 years to the day after the first Scratch concert on 1/10/1969, and involved many original Scratch members as well as a few less original ones like myself.

The programme included new and older works such Scratch Music (Stella's), Drum No 1 (Howard Skempton), 50 Years (Carole Finer), 1001 Activities , Beautiful Music (Michael Chant), Noisy Toyz (Carol Finer), Pocket Music (Chris Robbins), Popular Classic (Va Pensiero), CFIRT146 Evening Standard, Raindrops (Hugh Shrapnel), Symphony (Bryn Harris), Improvisation Rite HMSIR5 (Hugh Shrapnel), Long Distance Music (Philip Dadson), MC9 (Michael Chant).

short video of Stefan Szczelkun’s 1001 activities here

(programme) download

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