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    Bente Illevold interview inBBflat blogspot

    I just ran across an interview that Bente Illevold gave to the inBBflat blogspot that was interesting.Recently I have begun listening to her music on youtube. I hope you enjoy it.

    https://inbbflat.blogspot.com/2020/0...iumsbente.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rodgeman View Post
    I just ran across an interview that Bente Illevold gave to the inBBflat blogspot that was interesting.Recently I have begun listening to her music on youtube. I hope you enjoy it.

    https://inbbflat.blogspot.com/2020/0...iumsbente.html
    Thanks for sharing this.
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    I have been listening to what she has been putting up on YouTube during the shutdown. Her sound is a classic euph sound and her playing is very musical.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zYbW-bM6AbA

  4. Illevold is a very lyrical player.
    Something I found a little interesting was the effusiveness over the Shires Q41. Illevold is a Shires artist, so kind words are to be expected, but also circled back to it later in the interview.

    Shires' own marketing copy describe it as a value-for-money horn (although at US $6K, I am a touch confused by this...)
    https://www.seshires.com/qserieseuphoniums
    "Using the resources of S.E. Shires' parent company, the Eastman Music Company, we have been able to develop a more affordable class of professional brass instrument: the Q Series. These instruments represent the philosophy of Eastman Music Company, to produce the finest musical instruments at every price point. Q Series are entry level professional instruments that have many of the same features as their custom counterparts."

    Our own Dave Werden gave it a tepid review last year:
    http://www.dwerden.com/forum/entry.p...s#.XxSl_C3MxBw

    I wonder if Illevold will change any minds, or would shine even brighter with another instrument.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shawn View Post
    Our own Dave Werden gave it a tepid review last year...
    I have to confess that part of the tepid mood may have been that I had very high expectations going in. But also, it was an early production model and may have improved since.

    In any case, I saw one post of Bente's that said she feels the horn makes it easier to do what she wants and to sound the way she wants. That's what we all want, but a single horn may not do that for everyone.

    It has seemed like a trend that a lot of folks who play Shires now are people who played Willsons.
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