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Graeme Kay Graeme Kay | 16:22 UK Time, Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Photo of the Radio 3 recording team

The Radio 3 team with their 'Pudsey' themed OB van

Radio 3 producer Michael Surcombe and engineers Mike Evans and Mike Frost recently pitched up to record for Radio 3's lunchtime concert strand during Music at Tresanton in St Mawes, Cornwall on the 20th of November.


The Tresanton story is that five years ago seven musicians gathered in the small village of St Mawes, on the tip of the Roseland peninsula, to mark Schumann's 150th anniversary by playing through all of his piano chamber music. Since then Music at Tresanton has been offering annual programmes and attracting audiences from the Roseland peninsula as well as from further afield in Cornwall and the UK. The artsitic director is pianist Noam Greenberg.

The concert included Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet Suite for Viola and Piano; Rakhmaninov's Cello Sonata and Piano Trio in G minor, and Prokofiev's Overture on Hebrew Themes. But there would have been no recording without a control room, so Michael thought it would be fun to video the set-up of Radio 3's 'carry-in' rig. He recorded the video with his iPhone [other smartphones are available...] propped up on a pillow, using a cheap time-elapse app, then edited it in iMovie.

You can hear what  came down the wires to the control desk in the Lunchtime Concert slot on February 1 next year....

Watch the video on the BBC YouTube site.

Or you can see it here:



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