360 x 100
A project from May 2019 when I was given access to the venue and musicians of Ensemble 360 as part of Sheffield's Music in the Round Festival of chamber music, held in the Crucible Theatre.
From over 2,500 images I chose 100
Below are 40
Performing the chamber music of great composers demands an intensely close partnership between the musicians which was my starting point in taking these images. The skill and musicianship needed at this level is immense but more than that is the ability, mostly un-spoken, to communicate and collaborate in this conversational music. I aimed to capture relationships between players in both rehearsal and concert. For the audience the pleasure is being part of this magic and for the musicians, particularly in the intimate Crucible studio theatre, it is a unique intimacy with the audience.
Great chamber music performance doesn't get any better than this!
Many thanks to the musicians and Music in the Round for allowing me this opportunity.