Category Archives: festival

Staking a Claim: Music Theatre as Provocation

Over the last few months, I’ve been helping to set up and administrate an initiative called New British Music Theatre (or NBMT), which will see eleven UK-based artists and companies presenting their work at the 2016 Music Theatre Now meeting and Operadagen Festival … Continue reading

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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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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: I. WOWhat?!

A visit to the Southbank Centre last week has compelled me to think a few little thoughts about ‘feminist classical music’. Here is the first and it is not a cheerful one::: This weekend, the Southbank Centre is hosting an … Continue reading

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the biting point in 2013: UPCOMING EVENTS

I ruminated at length in the last post about the Southbank Centre’s The Rest is Noise season, and just last night the season’s tie-in BBC4 documentary The Sound and the Fury aired its first episode (I haven’t seen it yet, but the always-reliable … Continue reading

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the biting point in 2013: The Rest is Noise

The Southbank Centre’s The Rest is Noise festival started last weekend and I am terminally ambivalent over it. Sure, there are some really exciting, exclusively 20th-century concerts lined up – a pretty rare thing, and I’m sure they’ll bring in big new audiences … Continue reading

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three press posts: The Ideology of Failure

I’m trying to move away from posts that just involve arguing with opinion articles in the British press. It was sort of interesting, a few years ago, when people actually started discussing (albeit sporadically) the ‘crisis’ in classical music, and … Continue reading

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