Category Archives: community

Music Resistance at UNM 2014, Malmö

the biting point was invited to talk at the 2014 Ung Nordisk Musik (UNM) festival in Malmö. The festival was held during the final week of August, and took as its theme ‘Music Resistance’. It showcased recent compositions by thirty-five … Continue reading

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We Break Strings: Kickstarter Project

Over the past few months, the biting point contributor Thom Andrewes has been working with photographer Dimitri Djuric on the production of a photo-book called We Break Strings: The Alternative Classical Scene in London. The book is an attempt at documenting … Continue reading

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LONG LIVE SOUTH BANK.

I want to get down my opinions on the whole Southbank Centre redevelopment debacle, before the whole thing BLOWS UP. Basically, as far as I can tell, the Southbank’s logic is that: a) if there’s no redevelopment, there cannot be any … Continue reading

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(1) // The Ideology of Opera Creation //

The Royal Opera House recently hosted two events addressing the present state and future of opera (you can read my post on the first of these – the opera vs elitism debate – HERE). The second event was a half-day conference … 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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Save New Amsterdam Records

The excellent and important New York classical label New Amsterdam Records had its headquarters pretty much devastated by the superstorm last week. About 70% of their CD catalogue was destroyed, along with all their financial records and their back-up hard-drive, … Continue reading

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5:4, BBC Proms & A Short Rant About Recordings

The BBC Proms came and went and we didn’t go to any of them, mainly because we were out of the country (and only partly because we weren’t really interested). The Proms may showcase the very safest, most institutionally-established composers … Continue reading

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