Reactions of participants
Below you will find some reactions of participants of ICRO 2004:
Praetorious sounded fantastic. And congratulations to all of you on putting on such a great congress. Everything went so smoothly, at least from a participant's point of view. The classes were very interesting and I really enjoyed the experience of taking classes from the various Dutch teachers offered. And what a beautiful place.
I've had a wonderful weekend, heard a lot, saw a lot, learned a lot thanks to your wonderful efforts. Thank you so much!!!
From October 15th to 17th, the "1st International Congress on the
Recorder Orchestra" took place in the conference center 'Woudschoten'
in Zeist near Utrecht/NL. Situated in the woods around Zeist, the
conference center with its different seminar rooms, halls, a
restaurant and a bar offered a neat and pleasant ambience for
numerous workshops about most different topics, concerts and an
exhibition of recorders and music. The diversity of 20 workshops made
it dificult for the participants from the UK, Germany, the US,
Canada, Austria, Switzerland, Italy and the Netherlands to choose the
right offer. Basic knowledge about the sound of the recorder,
improvisation, graphical notation and live electronics was as well
imparted as thoughts about the repertoire for recorder orchestras
from early across romantic up to swing and contemporary music.
Additionally, some more remote topics like Japanese music and the
Feldenkrais method were covered. Ken Andresen, Stan Davis, Paul
Leenhouts and Colin Touchin were among the lecturers.