Violinist and violist Max Baillie is one of the most versatile musicians in the UK. Classical, electronic, and traditional forms of music as well as writing, producing and directing a diverse spectrum of projects are all regular features of his creative career.
‘A collaboration with electronic soundsmith Leafcutter John led to the track Vuong. Little did we know we were actually making sounds of the inner ear of the octopus, or at least that’s what it seemed to me when I put the track to this footage I took of an enigmatic creature of the sea…’
‘I’m back home from my Es Muss Sein trip to South Africa delivering a specially-designed training course for the Quartet of Peace, feeling inspired to continue work on my tutorial videos. Bottom is a picture from the Capetown workshops and the lovely group of students I taught for 3 days. I hit the ground running on Saturday arriving back in London and going straight into rehearsals for a Wigmore Hall concert with the Rasumovksy Ensemble which we played on Monday night to a sold-out hall– what a pleasure! This coming weekend sees the second Aurora ‘Lock-In’ concert: John Cage’s Musicircus…’
‘Just had a smashing few days’ teaching a great group of student in Pretoria. 3 days’ intensive masterclasses, workshops, and coaching, and we didn’t let the powercut disturb us (roadworkers managed to chop a cable supplying the entire block!)
Here’s a snap of everyone following tonight’s final concert.
Our reference archive footage supporting the workshops included Isaac Stern, David Oistrakh, Jascha Heifetz, Christian Ferras, Yehudi Menuhin, Ginette Neveu, Ivry Gitlis, Arthur Grumiaux, Albert Markov, Norbert Brainin, Leonid Kogan.’