“All Ears” Music at the Showroom
New Open Group for music – “I’ll listen to yours if you’ll listen to mine”
‘I’ve heard it all before’ is a syndrome that we Third-Agers are sometimes prone to, especially in the case of music, however wide our listening tastes. But maybe there’s another music-lover out there who values something we’ve never heard that could send us off in a new and refreshing musical direction; and perhaps we could do the same for them.
That’s the thinking behind ‘All Ears’, a new Open Group being road-tested this autumn. The idea is that all SU3A members are invited to nominate a piece of music, and once a month there is a session at which everyone who wishes to come along (whether they’ve made nominations or not) can hear what’s been suggested.
All and every kind of music is welcome, from neglected favourites all the way through to the obscure and experimental; just as long as somebody loves them. In order to avoid the technical difficulties of playing music in different formats, nominations must be down-loadable from the Spotify online music platform (and with more than 40 million tracks available that’s highly likely).
Listening sessions will take place in Cinema 1 at The Showroom from 10.30am till 12 on Friday 4 October, and again on Friday 1 November. Play-lists will be selected at random from the nominations submitted and the first 10 minutes of each item will be played, regardless of total length.
Nothing will happen without members’ input, so please email your suggestions as soon as you like – and as many as you like too (although only one per person will go into the hat for possible selection).
Paul Cordwell firstname.lastname@example.org / 0114-3273954
If you enjoy listening to a wide range of music, how about these?
THE BEACH BOYS PORTSMOUTH SINFONIA TCHAIKOVSKY FILIPPO AZZAIOLO KHACHATURIAN BOB MARLEY & THE WAILERS MICHAEL NYMAN CHEN & ZHANHAO HE ROBERT JOHNSON TERRY RILEY DVORAK THE KILLERS BRUCH SPARKY’S MAGIC PIANO JOAN BAEZ WAGNER WINIFRED ATTWELL PHARRELL WILLIAMS AL BOWLLY MUMFORD & SONS RHONA MACKAY DUSTY SPRINGFIELD ROSSINI CAPTAIN BEEFHEART & HIS MAGIC BAND THE BYRDS HUMPHREY LYTTELTON BRYAN ADAMS BIZET RAVI BAL & DALJIT MATTU ERIC COATES GLENN MILLER….MIKE & THE MECHANICS….M83.
Music from all of these featured in the first two sessions of ‘All Ears’, our new music listening group in which members decide what’s played and every genre is welcome (as the list demonstrates). Open to all, the group meets on the first Friday of each month, and there will be an equally varied playlist at the next session at 10.30am on Friday 6th December in Cinema 1 at The Showroom. Contribution to the cost of hiring the cinema is £5 per head (and it will be even less next year if more people join – so come along and swell our ranks).
To nominate music to be played, contact email@example.com / 0114-3273954.
Or just turn up on the day (with your fiver – and your ears)……and listen.