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Hilary Hahn and Cory Smythe, Wigmore Hall, 22/03/15

Yes! I am back at it, and clogging up your newsfeeds once again. Anyhow, I was extremely pleased with this recital; I hope you enjoy the review. 92 more words


Music Now 2015: Saturday 3/14

  Saturday’s Music Now concert featured the world premiere of “Collider” by the Icelandic composer Daniel Bjarnason.  Inspired by the the Large Hadron Collider based at the CERN laboratory, this work uses a gigantic orchestra.   728 more words


Soundstreams' Whisper Opera and the meaning of meaning

It’s a cute phrase I heard in a Tom Robbins novel, as someone speaks in passing of “the meaning of meaning”. I love it because it simultaneously references our understanding (and what it means to mean) and yet sounds like nonsense (repeat any word enough times and it becomes pure sound, while becoming less meaningful). 555 more words


Minimalist Flute Works

Minimalism as a musical genre owes its inception to the work of American composers La Monte Young, Terry Riley, Steve Reich, and Philip Glass beginning in the 1960s. 1,488 more words


Über die Gefahr der Verdummung und Irreführung durch die Massenmedien

Die Verbindung zweier bedenkenswerte Theorien zu den Themen Kulturindustrie und Medien.

Adorono und Habermas.


David Lang