This is glorious. I discovered it today while reading my Another Green World 33 ⅓ book by Geeta Dayal. Apparently Brian Eno plays clarinet here (and may or may not have produced the record, though my sources conflict).
The concept behind the Portsmouth Sinfonia is that the collective, composed of art students, musicians, and the Renaissance type, is half-trained, and the vast majority—if not all the members—play instruments they are unfamiliar with. This makes for a discordant ... read more