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With the unique 1958 production prototype Fender Electric Violin in mint condition and perfect working order, Ben Heaney ‘takes it for a spin’ putting it to test and using it to make a recording of Telemann’s Fantasia #7. In the 1950s, Fender had aimed to build ‘an improved electric violin’ which could be ‘mass produced economically and […]read more
Deltaviolin was delighted to be asked to provide suitable ambience for a special Birthday party at Greyhounds in Burford, Oxfordshire. Solo acoustic violin whilst guests mingled, talked & ate; went down well from youngest age 3, to eldest (somewhere beyond 80 but no-one would really believe it)! The form of the music was recognised by […]read more
LUNA GECKOS: Ben Heaney – violin; Greig Stewart – drum Presenting with “as best we can with no expense spared” attitude in mind; in December 2014 Greig and Ben set about to see how much of an album they could make DIY. Beginning with just violin and drum; on route, receiving help from friends and other musicians, […]read more
“Je Suis Skater”, last track from the debut Luna Geckos album, receives BBC Radio broadcast tonight, two days after upload to BBC Introducing. “Star-studded track. Brilliant. I liked the whole kind of silent movie type piano feel to that track. Great.” – Liz Green, BBC Introducing in Oxford Listen to the show, download from iPlayer as an […]read more
Last October, Ben Heaney was invited by Challow Park Studios to record some solo violin music. It was an informal session primarily to help the studio line and mic test as part of their new build. Another result however, was a set of original, spontaneous arrangements and interpretations of Ancient Gregorian Chants and a selection of works […]read more
Great team led session today, Ben Heaney joining Ruth Barnett from the Abingdon Music Centre and 15 Primary school children from in and around Abingdon to give a Junk inspired holiday workshop. The workshop focussed on making good and interesting music with general recycled materials: crisp packets, water bottles, boxes, tubes, lids etc. and also […]read more
Deltaviolin is supremely proud to announce the completion of the debut Luna Geckos album, “Slowlier” In an initial limited pressing of just 8 handmade numbered copies – 3 on high grade textured covers & 5 heavy weight smooth covers, this first set has already run out at source! A second edition is planned as a […]read more
Busy days at Deltaviolin… Preparations for the first formal INSET and practical demonstration class using The Black Spot Flip Book intensified as the day approached. In the event a wonderfully warm reception given by ten staff from Schola Europaea and hugely enthusiastic response from the class of 28 Year 4 children to the Black Spot Flip Book. […]read more
Sure @CaptainKetamine @digitalviolin - feel free to use the contact on my website: http://t.co/wmg92X1AG1hope you're well! 5 days ago
@SpeedGuru69 total freak out jam with electric bowed strings? 6 days ago
RT @tparsonsbaker: @deltaviolin such a great evening of violin and ideas. So lovely to meet you and the amazing fender violin :) http://t.c… 6 days ago
@tparsonsbaker - what a splendid evening was had! Great people & an excellent project, really happy to be involved (playing the Fender too)! 6 days ago
@tparsonsbaker Superb time had this evening, thank you. I had no idea the Fender Violin would go down so well. Looking forward to recording 6 days ago