Category Archives: orchestral

Logics of Musical Worlds (A Theory of Musical Genre)

I concluded the previous post with the claim that theatre is the condition by which musical worlds are made possible. While music exists in the ‘real world’ only as exception, its presentation within a ‘theatrical world’ requires us to experience … 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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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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The Rite of Spring Project returns to Peckham Rye

One of the highlights of last year was the free multi-storey car-park performance of Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring, organised by what is now known as The Rite of Spring Project (or ‘TROSP’), Peckham art collective Bold Tendencies and Nonclassical. This Saturday, … 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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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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Live Review: Reverberations at the Barbican

Reverberations: The Influence of Steve Reich Session 3, Sat 7th May, 6pm + Session 6, Sun 8th May, 6pm The ‘marathon weekend’ is a concept that, I would suspect, a lot of London concert-goers aren’t familiar with. Last weekend’s Reich-branded … Continue reading

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