Friday, December 10, 2010

Flute Auditions youtube orchestra

Dear Flutists,

Because the voting is now open for the youtube orchestra, you can actually listen to the auditions, just as one day YOU might be listened to in an audition.
Go to: http://www.youtube.com/symphony

Instructions for navigating youtube orchestra channel*:
click VOTE - then click orchestral audition - select "flute" or "piccolo" from the seating plan graphic - select one of twelve videos of finalists.

Jen says: Wow! Isn't it amazing to be listening rather than being the flutist for a change? Sit back and really observe, eh?

What a great learning opportunity!
Finally we can see from the judge's point of view.

Haven't you always wanted to know what an orchestral committee see and hear when a flutist auditions?

For these youtube orchestra auditions there are a total of twelve flutists you can listen to and vote for at the youtube orchestra channel: I felt these two had very strong visual and audio presentation.
Interesting to learn from sitting in the judge's seat.
For example: Listen to the two players below and conduct along or tap the table, listening to the orchestral part in your mind. Which player feels metronomically alert?





Note of interest:
Rather than film her audition in several takes, this participant above played all the excerpts back to back; now that's raising the bar!!

And of interest also is the "lyrical improvisatory" section of the contest.
Check out this film:


Love the veritasse background of kitchen!

Enjoy and join me in learning what makes a great audition for a flutist.
Comments welcome.

And thanks to *Nina P. for the instructions on how to navigate the website.:>)

Instructions for navigating youtube orchestra channel*:
click VOTE - then click orchestral audition - select "flute" or "piccolo" from the seating plan graphic - select one of twelve videos of finalists.

Best,
Jen
Comments (4)
Blogger The Sensible Flutist said...

I enjoyed Marco and Jennifer's performances, too. Very well done!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010 5:30:00 AM

 
Anonymous Jen Boyd said...

Hi this is Jennifer from the lyrical Improvisation category. Just wondered what other people thought about where peoples videos were recorded and whether it affected the voting? In my case, I didn't have the facilities or the space so had to make do with the kitchen! prob not the best, but I am hoping that people could see the potential in my playing despite the poor background. Any comments would be really useful. Thanks, Jen

Sunday, December 19, 2010 4:05:00 AM

 
Blogger jen said...

Hi Jen B. fabulous improviser. I personally LOVE the fact that your lyrical improv. is done in your kitchen.
We all know that there are certain practice spaces in our houses that are fabulous for flute. These would be the non-fabricy, echoing spaces, like kitchens and bathrooms; and the higher the ceiling the better.

In 2005 at a masterclass, Sir James Galway brought his recording engineer (of 25 yrs.) up on the stage to answer questions about recording "the Galway sound".
Immediately, the engineer said: "We find a wood paneled hall with the best possible flute sound, and we place a microphone where it picks up the natural sound the best."
I believe all three videos above did this. They are the best sound and presentation available for each player on the day that they auditioned. Well done!
(and we'd give concerts in our kitchens if only we could fit the audience in, don't you know!) :>)
Jen

Sunday, December 19, 2010 11:26:00 AM

 
Anonymous Jen Boyd said...

Thankyou jen, It is nice to hear your positive comments and am so pleased that you liked my improvisation. After watching several other peoples videos, I was a little worried that I may have been penalised for where the video had been recorded! But for me, this was the best place! Thank you for your kind words and your reply, I now keep my fingers crossed and wait patiently for the results!! Thank you for featuring me on your page! Jen

Sunday, December 19, 2010 1:12:00 PM

 

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