Recording a new free CD to be made available for free download from her own website — www. Tasmin and the project became the subject of a television documentary by the South Bank Show in Schools, communities, prisons, rock festivals began to write directly to Tasmin asking if she could bring her workshops and performances to them.
Each month, when putting together BBC Music Magazinewe are constantly reminded how composers past and present operate on a different creative plane from us normal beings. Allow us to break the spell for a while. Of course, the great composers were all human.
Tasmin Little was already being hailed as one of the finest violinists of her generation when in she turned the music industry on its head with her trail-blazing project, The Naked Violinin which she offered free downloadable works for solo violin in a bid to encourage newcomers to classical music. Noted for her technical virtuosity, velvety tone and irresistible joie de vivre, Tasmin has played with many of the world's greatest orchestras in a career that has taken her from Katowice to China. A champion of lesser-known works, in she wowed critics worldwide with her breathtaking performances of Ligeti's challenging violin concerto while on tour with the Berlin Philharmonic and Sir Simon Rattle.
A single work is dissected and then, after the interval, performed. Admirably, even the analytical first half opens with music; a passage from the piece at hand is played before the presenter takes the stage. Paul Rissmann continues to impress in this role.
Bond: Ruffling feathers in the world of classical music. Hit classical group Bond were prevented by their record company from using a nude photograph on the cover of their new album, it has been revealed. Record company executives at Universal Decca did not think the raunchy shot of the classically trained foursome was in keeping with their music.
Naked City was an avant-garde music group led by saxophonist and composer John Zorn. Active primarily in New York City from toNaked City was initiated by Zorn as a "composition workshop"  to test the limits of composition and improvisation in a traditional rock band lineup. Their music incorporated elements of jazzsurfprogressive rockclassicalheavy metalgrindcorecountrypunk rockand other genres.
Developed from workshops with the local community in the cities we are attending, this project aims to work and interact with the locals by having them participate in both the workshop and the performance. The 13 performers chosen from the persons who attend the workshop are totally naked, their heads transformed through make-up so that each of them has a different gender from the body he or she belongs to. Sitting face to face with the 13 performers, the audience establishes a very intimate and direct relationship with them, with no words for an undetermined period.
When Phelim asked if I would enter naked, in a slow-motion sequence that lasts over four minutes, I asked him why. And he was right. With the cold air of the theatre on my scalp, with my hairless arms feeling almost wet, and with the inner strength I had to find in the vulnerability of being completely naked in public, I did feel I could get somewhere deeper with my portrayal of the Egyptian pharaoh. Over the course of three hours, with a score that is largely non-narrative, I have found I must fully inhabit the role to connect with the people on stage and in the auditorium, and to make the music speak.
There is not much sex in the average classical music shop. Mutter to the man at the counter that you want something really depraved, and he'll probably slip you a late Schoenberg concerto in a brown paper bag. But now Petrol Records are shaking things up with a new line of Greatest Moments Ever compilations, the covers of which show naked women preserving their modesty with only a violin, cello or conductor's baton.
The ad agency has an admirable tradition of booking a well-known musician every autumn to entertain account managers and clients. By all accounts, the previous year's performance by the Opera Babes had been an enjoyable and jolly affair, but this year's was rather different. Kremer's playing of Bach and the Argentine composer Astor Piazzolla was so intense and personal, as the assembled throng wandered round with flutes of champagne, that the evening became slightly uncomfortable.