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.
‘I fell in love with the Bach B minor Partita two years ago and have been discovering it afresh on every revist, at every performance. It’s been filtering down into my psyche and my bones and I’ve finally made a video of the whole work. Here it is in its present incarnation:’
‘I had great fun taking part in the Proms Extra with Chi-chi Nwanoku and Roderick Williams, hosted by Katie Derham. It was broadcast last night on BBC 2. Themes include Bach, Mahler, and a feature on the viola, along with my performance of solo Bach from the cello Suites at the end of the program! It’s available on iplayer here.’
‘YouTube now has its first ever GoPro Bach Chaconne! I recorded this in a single take last week in Suffolk. There are countless Bach Chaconnes on the internet but with this one I hope to show an unusual perspective on playing this monumental work, including sonically– the sound on the GoPro camera that recorded the sound is on the camera itself so the sound is very immediate and different from what the listener would hear with a bit of distance from the performance itself.’