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Spot the difference

April 29, 2007

Following a difficult week I took the rare opportunity provided Saturday evening by a for once peaceful Pinnell Towers to switch off my phone, and with it the rest of the world and spend some time alone, slouched on the sofa with a chilled bottle of chardonnay, a good book and three different versions of […]

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Wise after the event

April 24, 2007

I turned in my review of the i and e festival for ParisTransatlantic at the weekend after my usual struggle to get the thing finished. As I mentioned somewhere below my experience of the first night of music was affected by exhaustion, and so I listened back to some nice quality recordings of the shows […]

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Mass Consumption

April 23, 2007

I’ve had a pretty depressing, stressful last few days, work as ever the culprit. Often when in low spirits I fall back upon music to keep going, and that’s what I’ve done over the last week, and one new arrival here in particular has been played over and over. I’ve been a fan of Klaus […]

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(When you wake) You’re still in a dream

April 17, 2007

So as you’ve all read me wittering on here before, I work long hours. This leaves me in a perpetual state of tiredness, sometimes so exhausted I struggle to stay awake when I want to, and live half of my waking life in some sort of tiredness induced haze. So, having got all of your […]

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Art

Beneath the surface

April 14, 2007

So this lunchtime before taking a long walk out across the hills of the Ridgeway I bored Julie to tears by dragging her to the small but perfectly formed Oxford Museum of Modern Art to catch the last day of the Callum Innes exhibition entitled From Memory. Innes is a Scottish painter I have admired […]

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Old Friends

April 13, 2007

When you try and keep up with the continual stream of new releases that come out in any one area of music you are bound to find that you have more music than time to listen. This is very much the case for me. However over Easter I managed to get four days together when […]

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Film

Minimal Monastic Meditations

April 11, 2007

I don’t watch films. I don’t own a television and have never really understood the attraction of going to the cinema. Julie and I do occasionally make the trip to see something that she particularly wants to watch, but in general my life passes by without being distracted by movies. From time to time I […]

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Nono Nono Nono Nono Nono Nono, there’s no limits…

April 10, 2007

Whilst I’ve dabbled with modern composition for years, with Feldman in particular being a long term passion, its only really over the last eighteen months that I have really begun to delve into comtemporary composition with real verve. The work of Italian composer Luigi Nono has been amongst the music that has really captured my […]

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CDs Acquired

April 9, 2007

This thread will list the CD acquisitions I make as the year goes along, It begins in April 2007. This really isn’t here for any silly purpose of displaying my spending power, merely to list things for my own reference, and should anyone want opinions on anything listed here just ask. April 2007 Fergus Kelly […]

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Concerts attended 2007

April 9, 2007

This post is just a nerdy list, but its really there for my own reference purposes. A list of the shows I’ve attended in 2007 that I will update as the weeks go by. January 6th, Sound323 Basement, London. Mark Wastell and Joachim Nordwall Henrik Rylander January 13th, the Flea Pit, London. Traw with Rhodri […]

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