Tag Archives: music
Is it right to suggest that music is something that can ‘transcend’ politics? Simon Hewitt Jones considers whether Desmond Tutu and the director of Israel Opera both have it wrong…
One of the most gratifying things to see on a repeat visit is a larger audience, and the town of Zababdeh did us proud. Last year's concert had been overflowing anyway, so a move to a bigger church was in … Continue reading
The term ‘alternative Classical’ – or ‘alt-Classical’ for short – was coined by critic Greg Sandow back in 2003, but like any good meme, it’s taken a while to reach wide acceptance. But there’s definitely a movement afoot to adopt ‘alt-Classical’ as a recognized genre.
I was thinking hard about the difference between busking and street performing, for reasons you will see in my next post! I have always been wary of busking, as to me it sometimes seems little more than begging. Other times, … Continue reading
Is it wrong to consider older (for instance Baroque) music from a contemporary perspective? Of course not. Everything that's alive has to be reinterpreted for its time, otherwise it's just a museum-piece. Therefore it's wrong to fetishize aspects of period … Continue reading