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Thursday, April 20, 2006

"20 Classic Rock Classics"

"The Portsmouth Sinfonia was a musical group founded by English composer Gavin Bryars, while teaching at Portsmouth School of Art in Portsmouth, England, in 1970.
Bryars was interested more in experimenting with the nature of music than forming a traditional orchestra, and instead of picking the most competent musicians he could find, he allowed anyone to join, regardless of talent, ability and experience. The only rules were that everyone had to come for rehearsals, and that people should try their best to get it right and not try to sound silly. ..."
[Quote from Wikipedia Entry for The Portsmouth Sinfonia]

Now you can listen to (and download) The Portsmouth Sinfonia doing "20 Classic Rock Classics" over at Fidelisharium.
Warning: Do not listen to all "melodies" at once. Listen when you're in a good mood and listen sparse. Handle with care. You'll be rewarded.

Additional: Here's an interview with Brian Eno from 1981 about his involvement with The Portsmouth Sinfonia.

Updated: I have made this particular upload available at YouSendIt (if RapidShare is not up your alley): portsmouth.zip (74 MB)
The file will expire in 7 days and will be available for 25 downloads.

Updated II: It has come to our attention that the copyright holders probably don't want any MP3s to be spread at all. So, I (and Fidelisharium) have removed all links to downloads. Sorry.