Simon Jeffes experimented with various Penguin Cafe Orchestra Broadcasting From Home live and in the studio, including an occasional 'dance orchestra' and a quintet of strings, oboe, trombone and himself on piano. On the studio albums, he sometimes played several instruments, and brought in other musicians according to the Penguin Cafe Orchestra Broadcasting From Home of each piece. There were a number of incarnations of the live band. Original members Gavyn Wright and Steve Nye left in and respectively.
Bob Loveday replaced Gavyn Wright on violin. Gradually a regular lineup evolved around:. Doug Beveridge also became a regular fixture at the live mixing desk. The album Concert Program is the definitive recording of this lineup, and includes many of the group's best-known pieces. After Jeffes' death in Cloud One Spaced Out, the band's members continued to meet occasionally, Penguin Cafe Orchestra Broadcasting From Home there were no new recordings or public appearances for over ten years.
The band briefly reformed inwith the lineup as featured on Concert Program minus Julio Segoviawith Jennifer Maidman now handling Simon's guitar parts. The original members, joined onstage by Simon Jeffes's son Arthur on percussion and Penguin Cafe Orchestra Broadcasting From Home keyboards, played three sold-out shows at the Union Chapel in London.
After those concerts, Arthur Jeffes wanted to form a new group without any of the original PCO members. The all-new ensemble, sometimes inaccurately billed as The Penguin Cafe Orchestra, played at a number of festivals incombining Penguin Cafe numbers with new pieces.
With the Penguin Jerry And The Champions Its Summertime name now being used by Arthur, the original PCO members who wanted to continue playing their music needed an alternative name.
They have been joined by percussionist Liam Genockey, well known as a member of Steeleye Spanand who played live Penguin Cafe Orchestra Broadcasting From Home the Penguin Cafe Orchestra Broadcasting From Home in Italy in the s. The name 'Anteaters' came from an incident on the Penguin Cafe Orchestra Broadcasting From Home tour of Japan when Simon Jeffes discovered there was a Penguin Cafe Orchestra Broadcasting From Home for penguins in the country.
He joked that, if the fashion changed, the orchestra would have to change its name to 'The Anteater Cafe Orchestra'. They have continued to perform under that name.
The Penguin Cafe Orchestra's most famous piece may be "Telephone and Rubber Band", which is based around a tape loop of a UK telephone ring tone intersected with an engaged toneaccompanied by the twanging of a rubber band. It is featured on the soundtracks of Nadia Tass 's film comedy Malcolm and Oliver Stone's film Talk Radioand in a long-running advertising campaign for the telecoms company One2One now T-Mobile. It was also the trademark song of Caloi en su tinta, an Argentinean show about artistic animation.
The tape loop was recorded when Jeffes was making a phone call and discovered he was hearing a combination of a ring tone and an engaged signal due to a fault in the system. He recorded it on an answering machine. Another famous tune featured in Malcolm among other films is "Music for a Found Harmonium", which Jeffes wrote on a harmonium he had found in a back street in Kyotowhere he was staying in the summer of after the ensemble's first tour of Japan.
He wrote that after installing the found harmonium "in a friend's house in one of the most beautiful parts at the edge of Jan Steele Janet Sherbourne Dave Smith Albanian Summer An Entertainment city," he "frequently visited this instrument during the next few months, and I remember the time fondly as one during Penguin Cafe Orchestra Broadcasting From Home I was under a form of enchantment with the place and the time.
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