This is a sample of projects and research papers, past and present.
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Over seventeen years since the original schematic was formulated, and after nearly eleven months of development through six prototypes; Deltaviolin is delighted to finally be able to make this work available in announcing the first brand new work in the Black Spot Book series. “Quarts” is a sturdy, slim and neatly sized book which can offer you […]read more
Following the hugely positive reception on Will Gompertz’s BBC Oxford Radio show, the Luna Geckos were invited by Will Banks to perform two short sets at his Halfway to 75 Festival this year at ISIS Farmhouse, Iffley. On Saturday 25 July, the Luna Geckos performed to a sell-out family audience and presented full performances of […]read more
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
Lest I forget - thank you @T_M_Hand for engineering and recording the whole show! Really happy!! https://t.co/Cucnx2SGWr 2 days ago
BOOM!! That'll be the fully working mint condition 1958 Fender in a professional recording studio for the first time https://t.co/5VsX22JZNa 3 days ago
'twas a long but fabulously enjoyable day - so happy to be involved and delighted to have used the Fender all day!!! https://t.co/5VsX22JZNa 3 days ago
Luna Geckos had a blast playing @Halfwayto75 Thanks to @TheWillBanks & everyone there, great crowd, really enjoyed it http://t.co/KIypODb7HV 3 days ago
Thank you to the +3000 users since launch! 4 days ago