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Orchestra Pit? Yes! Scaledown? No!

The next Orchestra Pit Live Musical Concert will occur next Friday, 26th September, at the Arts Theatre Club in Soho’s Frith Street. This is to be a special event to celebrate the fourth release by the Orchestra Pit Recording Company - a 7” vinyl single by Terry Edwards and the Scapegoats featuring their unique takes on two nursery rhymes, “Three Blind Mice” and “Hark! Hark! The Dogs Do Bark”.

Scaledown your Summer

Greetings Orchestra Pit and Scaledown mailing list subscribees.

We would just like to take a brief moment of your time to inform you of the latest in the long line of Scaledown Live Performance Events. It is due to occur tomorrow (Friday 25th) in the upstairs room of the King & Queen pub in London's loquacious West End. Performing for your aural edification will be:

Oli Mayne, Thanos Chrysakis, and Jerry Wigens - Electro Acoustic free improvisation trio featuring laptop, Roland sh101 analogue synth, effects and clarinet.

The Orchestra Pit presents

Greeting's Orchestra Pit and Scaledown subscribees, we write to you at this time to inform you of a further exciting Live Musical Concert...

This Saturday (12th July) The Orchestra Pit presents The Recedents ably supported by Mike Adcock/Sylvia Hallett and The Glistening Cogs Of Greenland.


Greeting Orchestra Pit and Scaledown mailing list subscribees.

Once more we bring you news of the latest Scaledown Live Performance Event which is to occur this Friday (27th June) at the King & Queen in London's beating heart (also known as Fitzrovia).

Performing for your edification will be the following:

Joe Williamson and The Distractions - Renowned improviser Mr Williamson returns with other free improv veterans (Paul May on Drums, Alex Ward on bass) to perform the norm-that is, bright left field pop

Life, The Universe and Scaledown

Yes, this coming Friday marks the dawning of the 42nd Scaledown Live Performance Event. As usual this takes place in the King & Queen in London's Fitzrovia, W1, and commences from 7.00pm with the following performers:

Nitwood - Experimental and alternative outfit comprising ex Higsons/Serious Drinking drummer Simon Charterton. Enjoy their inimitable sound.

The Animal Objective - Tim Naish, of the bands Gentlemen of Largesse and dogs&stuff, performs solo versions of some of his many weird and wonderful songs under the moniker of The Animal Objective. Be prepared for the unprepared.

Brand Spanking New Website

The Orchestra Pit is proud to announce that, after five years sterling service, the old web site has been retired and replaced with a brand spanking new one. It's bigger, bolder and better than before with a whole host of exciting new features. There's a new forum where like minded individuals can gather to discuss whatever, a shiny new shop from which things may be purchased, a complete audio archive covering every single radio show broadcast as well as a complete photo archive visually documenting all of the gigs.

The Orchestra Pit Fifth Anniversary Live Musical Concert

Greetings Scaledown and Orchestra Pit Subscribers,

This month marks the fifth anniversary of the very first Orchestra Pit Live Musical Concert and, to celebrate this milestone, we have a special concert for you this coming Friday, 9th May.

Original 70s punk/lounge/cult band Vic Godard & the Subway sect will be headlining whilst support will be provided by the verbose glissandi of Trombone Poetry, the minimalist guitar improv of Gary Smith and the kitsch power punk pop of the Bottle Brunettes.

The Orchestra Scaledown Pit

Yes, the end of the month once more approaches and that can mean only one thing - that Scaledown is upon us again. Performing for your edification this month are the following (in no particular order): Isnaj Dui - Making a welcome return to Scaledown, Isnaj Dui marries her definitive approaches to acoustic instruments and electronically manipulated effects. Concert and bass flutes are used alongside effects and looping devices. Ninki V - Thereminist/puppeteer extraordinaire Ninki V returns to Scaledown to present a short set of Melodica performed over electronics.

The Orchestra Pit presents...

Greetings Orchestra Pit (and Scaledown) mailing list subscribers, we write to bring you exciting news of the latest release from The Orchestra Pit Recording Company as well as the corresponding Live Musical Concert. Our second release is a 4 track EP by Paris born, Tucson dwelling, Calexico collaborating Naïm Amor. Two of the tracks were produced in collaboration with Joey Burns and John Convertino (Calexico) whilst the other two were produced by John Parish (PJ Harvey, Eels, Sparklehorse).

Scaledown your Friday this Friday on Friday with Friday.

Please be informed that the 40th Scaledown Live Performance Event is due to occur this Friday, 22nd February, at the King & Queen in London's Glittery West End. Entertainment will be provided by the following persons/ensembles: The Bottle Brunettes - The Bottle Brunettes are a super(smashing,great)group formed by Poncho from Hicks Milligan-Prophecy with some of his favourite musicians. A "Soundclash Of The Titans" it seems....
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