Category Archives: new media

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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Big, Beautiful, Dark and Scary (and Free!)

Bang on a Can are giving away their new 25th anniversary album Big, Beautiful, Dark & Scary on their website! For free!! But only for the next two days… (hurry hurry!) The double LP features new recordings of works by … Continue reading

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Live Review: Rites @ Royal Festival Hall

A few weeks ago, I attended a late evening performance of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra‚Äôs Rites at the Royal Festival Hall – a virtual 3D one-woman ballet choreographed to The Rite of Spring. It was a perfect day … Continue reading

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nonclassical podcasts

Gabriel Prokofiev’s nonclassical record label put out their first podcast this week on their website, curated by composer Tansy Davies, whose launch for new album Troubairitz is tomorrow at Cargo. The podcast, which promises to be a regular thing, features … Continue reading

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