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July 24, 2010
Welcome

Hi and welcome! This is the site of Alban Wesly, an Amsterdam based musician. Proud to be the bassoonist of Ensemble Musikfabrik (Cologne) and founding member/bassoonist of Calefax (Amsterdam). Premiered about 300 new pieces, also makes compositions and film now and then/ Read more

Harry Partch: Delusion of the Fury

October 13, 2013
Harry Partch: Delusion of the Fury

On Aug 23rd 2013 I had the privilege to take part in the European premiere of Harry Partch’s Delusion of the Fury by Ensemble musikFabrik, as opening night of the Ruhrtriennale 2013. Under the direction of stage director Heiner Goebbels, I had the pleasure to play the Spoils of War, sing the role of the Pilgrim, sing in the choir, play the Chromelodeon (II), Jew’s Harp, and Eucal Claves.

The Ghost (Bruce Collings, right) is challenged by the Pilgrim (me, left).
Picture: Klaus Rudoplh for musikFabrik. More pics here.

Press coverage included reviews by the Financial Times, Die Zeit, and Libération.
And this in-depth article in the Swiss Dissonance.

Performance list:
2013
Aug 23, 24, 30, 31, Sep 1, 6, 7, 8  Bochum Jahrhunderthalle
Sep 12  Oslo Nationaltheatret
2014
March 28 & 29  Geneva Festival Archipel
June 10 & 11  Amsterdam Holland Festival
Aug 29 & 30  Edinburgh Festival
2015
July 23 & 24  NYC, New York City Center, Lincoln Center Festival

Bassoon **SOLD**

March 27, 2013
Bassoon **SOLD**

THE INSTRUMENT HAS BEEN SOLD

THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR REACTIONS!

- – earlier post below – -

After 17 years of great pleasure perfoming on it I will be selling my HECKEL BASSOON. I am the first owner and the bassoon has been in professional use ever since,  in 1000+ concerts all over the world, in chamber music as well as symphony orchestras. Check the details below and please contact me through alban@wesly.eu if you would like to have more information. The instrument is located in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

For SALE is the following COMPLETE PACKAGE:

- Heckel Bassoon, # 14.031 (1996), in excellent condition; extra’s below
- Two Bocals (Crooks) at choice (I have several to choose from: Heckel as well as Leitzinger)
- Original Heckel hard case, in good condition (not used in the past 8 years)
- Used lightweight Marcus Bonna case
- 15 CDs (mostly from Calefax) on which this instrument is being played

Sound clips of this instrument can be found here.

Extra’s on the instrument as described in the Heckel brochure
- Further lining of lengt-bore wide side butt (half)
- Lining finger holes: F, E, D, C, G-ring, B with Sterlingsilver tubes
- High E key on wing joint for left forefinger over F-fingerhole
- Eb(D#) trill key on wing joint between E and D
- Ab/Bb trill key on butt joint
- Extra second low C key plate for left thumb, oval
- Handrest normal
- Holding-together bewteen wing and long joint, model Heckel
- Roller on F# right little finger on butt joint
- Lock device No. 1 left thumb on wing joint
- Instrument case: model B normal, rectangular flat
- Altieri Thermo cover, black nylon, cushioned with backpackstraps

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