Of the many Warholisms, the one that rings most true in his film output is “the idea of waiting for something makes it more exciting”, since there’s never really any action to come.Read More Warhol’s Featureless Films
Come Together is a record most British fans of the indie genre would know well as a track that straddles the boundaries of indie rock and acid house music. It’s a remix of a gospel-inspired Primal Scream track that appeared on their critically acclaimed ‘Screamadelica’ album of 1991, a collaboration between the band and house […]Read More We Know that Music is Music?
I caught the last performance of Castor & Pollux at the London Coliseum and was taken aback as I took my seat. Right there before you as the Overture played out was an enormous box, which turned out to be an amazing feat of conceptual staging. All the action takes place inside this huge wooden […]Read More Castor & Pollux: the old in the new
Two Boys, composed by Nico Mulhy with a libretto by Craig Lucas, is a detective story based on true events. The protagonist is a middle aged female detective who provides a consistent thread through the work, walking into the past as she investigates the stabbing of a teenage boy in a shopping centre. This leads […]Read More Two Boys
Just before 1983 NBA All Star Game got under way, the teams lined up and soldiers stood on the court holding star-spangled banners. A syncopated minimalist beat begins for moments and an exuberantly dapper Marvin Gaye takes to the stage and begins the second most famous rendition of the US national anthem (Hendrix takes the top spot). […]Read More Marvin Gaye Sings The National Anthem of the USA
While camping in Snowdonia recently my friends and I had a bit of an argument about music. I declared that classical music was ‘better’ though this declaration came with a number of conditions. In fact ‘conditions’ –conditions of reception– are the root of this declaration.Read More What Classical Music Can Teach Us About Snobbery