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After weeks of tweaks and tedious teething trouble, Delta Violin can finally announce that copies of the first publication from Deltaviolin, Ben Heaney’s latest Black Spot Flip Book “Quarts” have safely arrived. And wow, they look COOL!! FACTS & FICTION Fact: 6 prototypes, 12 months of development and actually over 17 years since conception! Fact: There […]read more
– Film by an unknown photographer – Music by Telemann performed by Ben Heaney Rhinegold MusicPages “Artist of the Month” (October 2015) A few weeks ago an anonymously shot, silent video appeared on Facebook showing a war devastated scene. Watching it, I wondered if there was any music that could accompany images of such a destroyed place. […]read more
During August 2015, Deltaviolin received support in the form of a generous business donation from John Heaney (Electrical) Ltd. and from a successful bid for government funding. Since starting out in 1983, John Heaney Electrical now specialises in all types of Electrical Industrial and Commercial type Installations as well as Production Line Installations, H.V.A.C Controls / […]read more
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
From the vaults: "4 Second Sight"https://t.co/DyNkmCddTSelectric violin w.fx & multi-track cassette accompaniment https://t.co/WNDghXXrl9 1 week ago
@OldhamSymphony @RichardWaldock he won't be disappointed that it's his last? Or won't be disappointed by the program/performance?? ;) 1 week ago
Latest QUARTS testimony: "It's going down a storm by the way. It does exactly what it says on the tin! Makes people think and concentrate!" 2 weeks ago
Hand numbered, 1st Edition 'Quarts' @blackspotbook now available. #1-10 of 200 already taken. Order your low numbered copy before they go!!! 3 weeks ago
All copies of 'Quarts' clear spiro edition GONE, forever. Only 1 copy of super ltd. 'Blue Spot' edition left. 2 misprint 1st ed. available 3 weeks ago