When a friend asked me to write a piece for solo bassoon I was a bit stuck as I like the bassoon but always found it a bit too dignified somehow. After a few drinks and an experimental session with electric guitar pedals we decided the way forward was to unleash the bassoon from its rock closet and try and write a piece that made the bassoon sound as much like an 1980s guitar-god as possible.
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John Orford bassoon
Sound Intermedia electronics
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