Favourite Live Sets 2007

December 31, 2007

I posted this list elsewhere recently, my favourite live sets of 2007. I was lucky / determined enough to see over 80 sets of live music this year, and here are the best of them. Obviously I’m relying mainly on memory here and of course you can’t compare two shows several months apart, but I’ve ranked them vaguely by the impression they have left on me now at the end of the year.

1. John Tilbury playing Morton Feldman’s For Bunita Marcus, Dublin, March.
2. Keith Rowe, Toshimaru Nakamura duo, Parthenay, July.
3. Angharad Davies solo. Parthenay, July
4. Lucio Capece, Julia Eckhardt, Christian Kesten, Radu Malfatti, Toshimaru Nakamura, Taku Sugimoto septet, Brussels, May
5. Irvine Arditti playing Luigi Nono’s La Lontananza.., London, October
6. Keith Rowe solo, Aberdeen, June
7. MIMEO, Huddersfield, November
8. Arditti Quartet playing Luigi Nono’s Fragmente-Stille, London, October.
9. Andrea Neumann, John Tilbury duo, Dublin March
10. SLW (Rhodri Davies, Burkhard Beins, Lucio capece, Toshimaru Nakamura) Parthenay, July.
11. The Sealed Knot, Dublin, February.
12. Maurizio Pollini playing Luigi Nono’s …sofferte onde serene, London, October
13. Will Guthrie solo. Nottingham, February
14. Angharad Davies, David Lacey, Lee Patterson, Paul Vogel quartet. Dublin, July.
15. John Wall solo. Bristol, December.
16. Cranc, Parthenay, July.
17. Joe Colley, Eric le Casa duo. Dublin, March.
18. Angharad Davies, Michael Duch, Julia Eckhardt trio playing Taku Sugimoto’s 29th November. London, November
19. Northern Sinfonia playing Radu Malfatti’s Gateshead 21, Gateshead, May.
20. Angharad Davies, Tisha Mukarji, Andrea Nemann, Gateshead, May

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