I joined TwtrSymphony because I wanted to be able to move into the next new medium of performance. It only seemed perfect for “art” music to move into social media. It allows for a connection with a new audience, one that doesn’t have the desire or the time to listen to a symphony by Mahler or Brahms, but wants to enjoy other types of music. TwtrSymphony brings music to this group, rather than making this group come to us!
- Ronnal Ford - English Horn
I was first drawn to TwtrSymphony because a dear friend of mine was talking about it on Twitter (@ericasipes). When I learned about its premise, I knew this would be a unique opportunity for a classical saxophonist like myself. This might be the only orchestra in the world that includes a saxophonist as a full-time member - just one of the many forward-thinking aspects of this project!
- Greg Wrenn - Saxophone
These days I make mostly electronic dance music, so this orchestra is a way for me to keep my chops in shape, and also have fun.
- Robert Perlick-Molinari, French Horn
It’s an exciting new venture and an exciting opportunity to join musicians all over the world in one united vision. I relish the thought of exploring new genre’s and pushing my boundaries. I’m also curious to see the capabilities of technology nowadays and very excited to hear the finished works.
- Keri Degg - saxophone
To me, [TwtrSymphony] opens up the possibility of bringing people together from all over the country, making music in a unique new way. The challenge and goal is to fit and work together without any pretense, pre-conceived notions nor divisions. We can once again show that through music, one can wordlessly communicate across cultural, National, racial, and age boundaries.
- Janet Horvath - cello
I play with twtrsymphony because its focus on collaboration and inclusion in the twittersphere captures the spirit I was attracted to when I first began using twitter to connect with other musicians. Twitter has opened up numerous opportunities for me. This isn’t just another opportunity, but it’s a chance to make real music with many of the wonderful musicians that are making connections just like I am.
- Alexis Del Palazzo - flute
I’m playing with TwtrSymphony because for me, music is all about people and relationships. Some of my strongest friendships are with musicians I’ve met on twitter so making music with them, using twitter as an inspiration, makes perfect sense to me, especially since it would be difficult to make music with many of them in person. I also felt drawn to the project because I believe that as a classical musician I need to start thinking outside the box; to start challenging myself to think beyond the training I got in school and to incorporate new ideas, new technology into my own music making. Last but not least, I am in TwtrSymphony because it sounded fun and although that might trite, I’m all for having fun, especially when it comes to music.
- Erica Sipes - piano
I’m playing with TwtrSymphony because it is obviously a groundbreaking ensemble-I think every musician wants to be part of something that people are going to talk about in the future. The compositions and process are fun and challenging. We’ll be the first orchestra whose whole symphonies get played on regular radio in their entirety!
- Tim Breckon - trombone
As soon as I heard about the opportunity to play great music and connect with musicians from all over, I jumped on board. It’s so exciting that we are creating art in the virtual world, and one musician at a time records and forms an entire orchestra.
- Manoela Wunder - violin
The main reason is that i love to play, and the music represents a leading part of my life.
I think also, that playing with TwtrSymphony allows us to achieve a musical end in community with musicians all over the world and I find it exciting.
- Ettore Rivarola - Trumpet