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111 Cambridge Cyclists wanted

Are you a music fan who can ride a bike? An arts group in Cambridge
need your help! Kagel’s Eine Brise (A Breeze) is written for a procession of 111
Bicyclists. Riding in twos and threes, at regularly spaced intervals, the procession
goes past a Conductor, who directs them to ring their bells, hoot hooters, shout
etc. The score directs the procession to appear from round a corner, and disappear
around the next corner. The Cambridge performance will come from Great St. Mary’s,
turn right into the Market Square, past the Director outside the Guildhall and out
past Marks & Spencer and down Rose Crescent. The piece itself lasts all of 90
seconds, but doubtless there will have to be several goes at it!

The performance is to be part of the Cambridge at Christmas’ family day prior to
switching on the Christmas Lights outside the Guildhall. The Conductor will be Stephen
Montague, an American composer, now living in London, who is the Festival’s Composer.
He is one of 1000 artists who will be working all round the country as part of the
national Year of the Artist celebration.

Anyone who can ride their bike safely and accurately can book their place in the
procession. Children who have passed a cycling proficiency test can certainly do
so; very young children will probably not be able to control their bikes enough.
You must be willing to attend the rehearsal. Bells and Hooters will be provided.
Adhoc will be providing large T-Shirts to wear over ordinary clothing, to identify
the riders.

If you want more details, please contact
[email protected]

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