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Fender vs Telemann…
06/26/2015

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 […]

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“Lovely sounds in a lovely place”
06/22/2015

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 […]

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Luna Geckos Album is “Amazing”, “Awesome”, “Brilliant”, “Great” and “Incredible”
06/12/2015

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, […]

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BBC Introducing Luna Geckos
05/30/2015

“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 […]

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New Composition Project, “Viktoria”
05/28/2015

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 […]

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JUNK MUSIC WORKSHOP
05/26/2015

  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 […]

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LUNA GECKOS DEBUT ALBUM
05/21/2015

  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 […]

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“looking forward to using the Flip Book”
05/17/2015

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. […]

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