Category Archives: club-night

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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Nonclassical & Freedom from Torture presents: KAFKA FRAGMENTS

We’ve been very privileged to help out in the programming and organisation of a super-exciting event in aid of the charity Freedom from Torture. As part of a whole month of gigs, including Iceage at the Shacklewell Arms and Bombay … Continue reading

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Reasons Why I Like Eric Whitacre

I was satisfied to see the line-up for next month’s Yellow Lounge, the classical club night currently resident at the Bankside Vaults, Southwark. It’s always come across as the glossy, corporate, major-label cousin of the more grungy alt-classical events, but … Continue reading

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Pitchfork on ‘The Emergence of Indie Classical’

‘Stick together. Do as many different things as you feel like. Don’t worry about big organizations. Make it happen yourself.’ Jayson Greene of Pitchfork Media surveys New York’s ‘indie classical’ milieu, as the legacy of the Downtown scene: READ IT … Continue reading

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the biting point in 2012

Happy New Year from the biting point to all our readers!!! We’d firstly like to apologise for our quiet period towards the end of 2011, mainly caused by the fact that we were too busy and poor to see any … Continue reading

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‘The Question of Qualitative Compromise’ (New venues, new conventions II)

An extremely positive review of both the Rite of Spring Project and London’s first Yellow Lounge, surfaced on theartsdesk website a couple of weeks ago. It was written by Igor Toronyi-Lalic, whose previous article on Yellow Lounge I recently critiqued, … 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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The Rite of Spring Project/Yellow Lounge

Two pretty unmissable events coming up in London: THE RITE OF SPRING PROJECT, Frank’s Café, Peckham On SATURDAY JULY 23RD, at a totally unique multi-storey car-park roof-top bar-venue in Peckham, there’s going to be a free, full-scale performance of Stravinsky’s Rite … Continue reading

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Opera Underground

[Time for a teeny bit of self-promotion…] Carmen Elektra presents: TERRIBLE LIPS – 17th June 2011, 8.30pm – Bike Polo Warehouse, Cambridge – £5 On Friday 17th June in a large, condemned warehouse space, remarkably well-hidden considering its proximity to … Continue reading

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Mica Levi/nonclassical at Spitalfields Music Festival

The East London festival, which runs from 10th – 25th June, promises some pretty interesting things. The core programme of big-name ensembles, performing in Shoreditch Church and Christ Church, Spitalfields, boasts a healthy proportion of contemporary music, but on top … Continue reading

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