Reflecting in Aberdeen

27 Feb

We returned to Aberdeen last Friday night after a very productive three days in St Petersburg.  Everything here feels so much smaller, somehow.  We have none of the dramatic statues or incredibly ornate architecture that there is in St Petersburg – and Aberdeen is a lot quieter too.

We concluded our visit with a presentation at the Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory where Pete and I discussed the project and played some of our recordings.  We were greatly assisted by student Polina Vino who served as an impromptu translator.  It was really great to meet and talk with the students and their teachers.

Pete presenting:

Ross presenting:

We’ve manage to gather a huge amount of material in the short time that we had.  It’s going to take some time to work through it all.  For now, here is a short extract taken with my headcam last Friday morning.  I’m walking through Palace Square alongside the Hermitage.  You can hear the sound of the big stage being dismantled after Thursday’s “Men’s Day” (I still think we should try introducing that here…)

A Walk in Palace Square from Ross Whyte on Vimeo.

-Ross

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One Response to “Reflecting in Aberdeen”

  1. Jun February 27, 2012 at 3:15 pm #

    Welcome home! Now let’s share those materials. Oh, I am very excited to hear more of your recordings!

    Jun

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