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Music
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Music: Playing, Photographing, Composing

Music-related photographs appear on this page along with:

Mela Cultural Festival, Oslo, Norway (2009).

Mela Cultural Festival, Oslo, Norway (copyright Ilan Kelman 2009).



Ensembles

I attempt to play flute, clarinet, saxophone, penny whistle, and an assortment of percussion instruments including kokiriko, spoons, and wind chimes. As I am not a particularly good musician, never having studied outside of school and with minimal natural aptitude, I stay with non-audition groups. They also tend to be the most fun which is the main reason for playing music. In addition to collecting small ensembles to play at parties and to busk, the groups with which I have had tuning and rhythm difficulties include:

  • Boulder Concert Band, Boulder, Colorado, U.S.A.

  • Cam-French, Cambridge, U.K.

  • CUCB, Cambridge University Ceilidh Band, Cambridge, U.K.

  • CICERO Drivhusorkesteret, Oslo, Norway.

  • Gog Magog Molly, Cambridge, U.K.

  • Hart House Orchestra, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (the non-audition opportunities only).

  • Hart House Symphonic Band, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

  • Kling Kokos, Oslo, Norway

  • St. John's College Folk Group, Cambridge, U.K.

  • Traditional Music Society, Cambridge, U.K.

  • TYWO, Toronto Youth Wind Orchestra, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

  • UCCB, University of Cambridge Concert Band, Cambridge, U.K.

  • Y Casgliad Grwf Ffwnci Taliesin, Cambridge, U.K. (now defunct, quite possibly because few people could pronounce or spell the name).

CUCB playing at 4 am at Homerton College May Ball 2003.

CUCB playing at 4 am at Homerton College May Ball 2003.
(Copyright Ilan Kelman 2003.)


Ceilidh dancers at 4 am at Homerton College May Ball 2003.

Ceilidh dancers to the tunes of CUCB at 4 am at Homerton College May Ball 2003.
(Copyright Ilan Kelman 2003.)


Ceilidh dancers at Emmanuel College May Ball 2003.

Ceilidh dancers to the tunes of CUCB at 4:30 am at Emmanuel College May Ball 2003
(Copyright Ilan Kelman 2003.)


Gog Magog Molly dancers at the Grafton Centre, Cambridge (2002).

Gog Magog Molly dancers at the Grafton Centre, Cambridge
(Copyright Ilan Kelman 2002.)


Gog Magog Molly musicians at the Grafton Centre, Cambridge (2002).

Gog Magog Molly musicians at the Grafton Centre, Cambridge. Some members are surprisingly young.
(Copyright Ilan Kelman 2002.)


Percussion's-eye view of Becky Collis conducting the University of Cambridge Concert Band in St. Giles Church (2004).

Percussion's-eye view of Becky Collis conducting the University of Cambridge Concert Band in St. Giles Church.
(Copyright Ilan Kelman 2004.)


CUCB playing at the Burns Night 2005 Ceilidh at Pembroke College.

CUCB playing at the Burns Night 2005 Ceilidh at Pembroke College.
(Copyright Ilan Kelman 2005.)


Brian Hopwood conducts the Boulder Concert Band in front of the Main Branch of the library in Boulder, Colorado.

Brian Hopwood conducts the Boulder Concert Band in front of the Main Branch of the library in Boulder, Colorado.
(Copyright Ilan Kelman 2006.)


Randy Coleman conducts the Boulder Concert Band at Chautauqua Park in Boulder, Colorado.

Randy Coleman conducts the Boulder Concert Band at Chautauqua Park in Boulder, Colorado.
(Copyright Ilan Kelman 2007.)


CICERO Drivhusorkesteret in rehearsal (2011).

CICERO Drivhusorkesteret in rehearsal in Forskningsparken, Oslo (2011).
(Copyright Ilan Kelman 2011.)


CICERO Drivhusorkesteret in rehearsal (2011).

CICERO Drivhusorkesteret in rehearsal in Forskningsparken, Oslo (2011).
(Copyright Ilan Kelman 2011.)


Kling Kokos' conductor Geirmund Simonsen in rehearsal.

Kling Kokos' conductor Geirmund Simonsen in rehearsal.
(Copyright Ilan Kelman 2012.)


Kling Kokos choir singing in front of the Norwegian parliament for the Nobel Peace Prize parade.

Kling Kokos singing in front of the Norwegian parliament for the Nobel Peace Prize parade.
(Copyright Ilan Kelman 2011.)



Compositions

Because I have never fully studied theory, the best that I can do when composing is one line, usually for flute or clarinet, without chords. Nonetheless, I hope that some of these compositions might be of interest, even if they sound a bit thin. Many rhythm players that I know are able to improvize chords after hearing the tune a few times.

All tunes are copyright Ilan Kelman. The files are in PDF with sizes 50-500 kb.

Harpist (2000).

Harpist in Cambridge, U.K. (copyright Ilan Kelman 2000).



Other Music Photos

Fiddler (2000).

Fiddler in Cambridge, U.K. (copyright Ilan Kelman 2000).


Mela Cultural Festival, Oslo, Norway (2009).

Mela Cultural Festival, Oslo, Norway (copyright Ilan Kelman 2009).


Music session in a pub in Inis Meáin, Aran Islands, Ireland (1997).

Inis Meáin, Aran Islands, Ireland (copyright Ilan Kelman 1997).


Music for the festival in La Alberca, Spain (1999).

Castanets player in La Alberca, Spain (copyright Ilan Kelman 1999).


Wooden flute player (2008).

Wooden flute player in Oslo, Norway (copyright Ilan Kelman 2008).


Shetland fiddler (1996).

Shetland fiddler (copyright Ilan Kelman 1996).


Owe Ronström playing fiddle on the island of Ven, Sweden (2010).

Owe Ronström playing fiddle on the island of Ven, Sweden (copyright Ilan Kelman 2010).


A singer from the Royal Bahamas Police Pop Band (New Providence, Bahamas, 2011).

The Royal Bahamas Police Pop Band on New Providence, Bahamas (copyright Ilan Kelman 2011).



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