Shaun Buswell from Swindon is a musician who likes to perform musical challenges for charity.
His most recent challenge was to write music for a full symphony orchestra (without reading a note of music), find an orchestra willing to perform with him without ever having heard the music and perform it live within six months. When he met the orchestra he didn’t really even know what an oboe looked like. The challenge was completed in February 2011 and a snippet of this performance can be viewed here.
His next challenge, which aims to raise funds and awareness for various charities, is set to take place in London in 2012.
Shaun has to form an entire orchestra (30-100 piece) made up of strangers that he’s met for the first time on the London Underground by 12 December 2012. This orchestra must then perform at one of twelve top London venues. There are strict rules that must be adhered to.
A documentary is also being made about this challenge and a YouTube channel will be available shortly.
Shaun still doesn’t really know what an oboe looks like…