Concert Reviews

The long (not very) winding road

May 26, 2008

Yesterday, just for a change I went into London and attended the Tate Modern. Getting there early I took my usual stroll around my favourite haunts (For anyone that has visited in recent weeks and wondered where two of the Rotho Seagram paintings had gone to, I don’t know either, but rest assured they are […]

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Art

The undeniable pleasure, and unavoidable guilt of voyeurism

May 26, 2008

Last year The Guardian ran a weekly series called Writers’ Rooms. The idea behind the series was to print a single photo of the room in which a writer did their work and accompany it with a paragraph about the room written by the writer themselves. This year the series has evolved into a similar […]

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Concert Reviews

Torn apart by a Tragedy of Listening

May 25, 2008

Well what can I say? I’ve only really known Luigi Nono’s Prometeo for about eighteen months, having discovered and immediately fallen in love with first the original 1985 release of the composer’s final, triumphantly wonderful work and then late last year the new version recorded for the Col Legno label. Both of these remarkable recordings […]

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Soundtrack to a pleasant day

May 25, 2008

Just a brief post whilst I mull over what to write here next… Yesterday I had a rare day to myself. A day off from work following a very tough, exhausting week, and with Julie away for a few days I spent the day catching up on things at home, finishing that long post for […]

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Concert Reviews

A well-placed trousercough in the void of silence

May 6, 2008

You know the score, busy, stressed, no time etc… OK I need to do some catching up again. Since that post from the internet café in Dublin I’ve begun five different posts here, all of which were sat unfinished on the server until I deleted them all just a moment ago as none of them […]

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