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Boiler Room & ‘Post-Classical’

I realise that the biting point has been getting rather weighty and theoretical of late. There’s plenty more of that to come, but I’m taking this opportunity to say a few quick things::: 1) We do intend to do more … Continue reading

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the biting point update: UPCOMING EVENTS

There are some big and potentially game-changing events going down in London this Summer that have certainly got me shaking with anticipation::: Last month’s Nonclassical, at the Macbeth, was a celebration of the work of the late composer Steve Martland – … Continue reading

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Feminist Music at the Southbank: III. On Semi-Stagings (or, How To Silence A Political Piece)

A visit to the Southbank Centre the other week has compelled me to think a few little thoughts about ‘feminist classical music’. Here is the third-and-final,  following on directly from my discussion of Kurt Weill’s/Bertolt Brecht’s The Seven Deadly Sins, in which I try and figure … Continue reading

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Studio Opera in London: Grimeborn/Tête à Tête/OperaUpClose

It’s that time of year when the two London studio opera festivals go head-to-head (!), for reasons that I don’t really understand (couldn’t one of them be a little earlier…?), and had I any money I would most certainly be … Continue reading

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Live Review: Yellow Lounge w/ Miloš Karadaglić & Danielle de Niese

Yellow Lounge certainly made its presence felt as it landed in London this week. The first outing over here of Berlin’s veteran classical club-night boasted performances by Montenegrin guitarist Miloš Karadaglić and Australian-American soprano Danielle de Niese, along with the … Continue reading

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Live Review: Muhly’s Two Boys

By proudly inhabiting a distinctly un-‘operatic’ genre – that of crime drama – Nico Muhly’s Two Boys expands the possibilities of operatic narrative, while creatively reimagining the role that music plays within the cross-disciplinary dynamic of opera. (And producing a rather … Continue reading

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Live Review: Chopped & Screwed @ Queen Elizabeth Hall

The concert on Tuesday featuring a collaboration between Micachu & The Shapes and the London Sinfonietta felt like an experiment on a number of levels. For one thing, as someone fairly familiar with the Southbank as an institution, I couldn’t … Continue reading

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