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Live review: An assembly @ Anthony Burgess Foundation

Programme: Louis d’Heudieres — Laughter Studies 6b (2017) Rowland Hill — Tha-at’s right (2018) Charlie Usher — An assembly (2018) The experimental music group An assembly kicked off their Autumn tour last night at Manchester’s International Anthony Burgess Foundation, with a three-piece programme including two … Continue reading

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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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What is Music Theatre Actually? (A Theory of Musical Performance)

In the previous post, I discussed a few attempts to define ‘music theatre’ (particularly in relation/opposition to ‘opera’), and the value of such a venture. I focused on Eric Salzman and Thomas Desi’s book The New Music Theater: Seeing the … Continue reading

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