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The FOTW Project

Selected moments from the original Fly On The Wall experiment.

"What if you only had a handheld camera, two mics, a couple of spotlights and just enough film for a single take?"
This page is part of our answer to ourselves: a development diary of our particular minimalist production and post-production approach to music video.

Watch fifteen of our favoutite artists, undisturbed and in full flow.

#01 Cédric Tiberghien
'Romanian Folk Dances (Bartok)'

Cedric Tiberghien rehearses four Bartok Folk Dances at London's Henry Wood Hall.

#classical #piano #hyperion #fotw

#02 Steven Isserlis
'Fall of the Leaf (Holst)'

Steven takes a few minutes to reconnect after an intense orchestral concerto rehearsal day. The video was filmed in London's Henry Wood Hall.

#classical #hyperion #cello #fotw

#03 Trio Aventure
'Livri (Couperin)'

Watch Pavel, Elina and Aurelien explore their new group as they prepare to launch on the BBC's 'In-Tune' show. The film was shot in their first and final creative session after two intensive months of concerts apart.

#classical #piano #chamber #fotw

#04 Boris Giltburg
'Suggestion Diabolique (Prokofiev)'

Boris Giltburg plays Prokofiev's fiendish 'Suggestion Diabolique'. The video was taken from a late night concert run-through in a Maida Vale practice room, London.

#classical #piano #fazioli #fotw #intermusica

#05 Vickers-Bovey Duo
'Prelude & Fugue (Castelnuovo-Tedesco)'

Dan and Julian play this classic guitar duo by Castelnuovo-Tedesco. The film was shot in a church just off the bustling Oxford Street in London.

#classical #guitar #fotwx

#06 Marc-André Hamelin
'Lisa (Gershwin)'

Watch Marc-André having fun with Gershwin's 'Lisa' for Fly on the Wall. The film was taken while relaxing at the end of his Hyperion Records album sessions in South Wales.

#classical #piano #hyperion #fotw

#07 Richard Goode
'Molto Moderato (Schubert)'

Watch Richard Goode's personal moment with this Schubert masterpiece. Just hours before his Royal Festival Hall concert we filmed him settling into the hall.

#classical #piano #fotw #intermusica

#08 Tim Mead
'Cantata (Bach)'

Counter-tenor Tim Mead sings Bach's famous cantata for A Fly on the Wall. The session was during his CD recording at a church in Finchley, North London.

#classical #vocal #fotw #hmusa

#09 The Navarra Quartet
'Très lent (Ravel)'

The Navarra Quartet performing this magnificent slow movement during rehearsal in the Norfolk countryside.

#10 The King's Singers
'The Rose (McBroom)'

The world's favourite a-capella group joins FOTW at the Temple church in central London.

#11 Pavel Kolesnikov
'Prelude (Chopin)'

Watch Pavel Kolesnikov captured in this special moment as he explores this Chopin masterpiece late at night in London.

#classical #piano

#12 Andrey Gugnin
'Tabatière à musique (Friedman)'

Andrey Gugnin joins FOTW in North London for a little known work.

#13 Alban Gerhardt
''Cello Suite (Bach)''

Alban plays J.S. Bach's solo masterpiece during his Hyperion recording sessions

#classical #cello #fotw

#14 Marco Fatichenti
'Goyescas (Part I)'

Italian pianist Marco Fatichenti captured in the early evening, playing this passionate & reflective Granados Goyesca. We filmed him in the deserted Wellington College where he teaches in Berkshire.

#classical #piano #fotwx

#15 Julian Metzger & Marco Fatichenti
'Goyascas (Part II)'

Julian and Marco steal a moment between teaching classes to explore this Granados classic. We filmed their Fly On the Wall the week before their first festival, in a school hall in Berkshire where they rehearse.

#classical #cello #fotwx