Pictures from 1967

Here are some more items from the EMC archives. The two pictures are from a meeting of the Northwood New Music Society in 1967. The first picture shows Alan Cutts, viola, and Christopher Hobbs, piano. The second shows Hobbs (then 16) working on preparations inside the piano. What were Hobbs and Cutts playing? Was the duo picture of a different piece than the preparations picture? We’re not sure.

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Author: Virginia

Virginia Anderson is a writer who messes with the EMC Blog. She specialises in the study of experimental, minimalist, and free improvisatory music. She also plays clarinet, and has recorded on Zanja, Advance, and Rastascan Recordings, specialising in new works for Eb clarinet and free improvisation.

7 thoughts on “Pictures from 1967”

  1. I have just come across this website and the photo. I knew them very well. They played in the same ensembles as I did as well as orchestras. However a flautist called John Shepherd conducted the Northwood New Music Ensemble and we performed a number of contemporary pieces including at my school Harrow County Girls’ School

      1. Hello Chris

        Good to hear from you. I play the Violin. I think that photo was taken at my School Harrow County Girls’ School. I remember writing a critique about the Ensemble for my School Magazine. How are you keeping?

        1. I’m well thanks, Rachelle – you should check out my Facebook page. Yes, you’re right about the venue. Wonder what it looks like nowadays?

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