Satyagraha by Philip Glass – Keiron Phelan

Satyagraha ENO OperaImages courtesy of ENO © Donald Cooper

Satyagraha by Philip Glass – Keiron Phelan Philip Glass is, for better and for worse, the world’s single most influential living composer. His mark is to be found in the music of Eno, Bowie, David Byrne, Laurie Anderson, Aphex Twin and Nico Muhly and throughout the genres of techno and post-rock. If you’re partial to … Read more

Dancehall Days

Dancehall Days – Anna Arnone “Have you ever been in a dancehall, the place is rammed silly, it’s like a sardine can and everybody in the dance is shouting for you? I wonder if you’ve ever experienced that? You’ve got to come and take in Saxon.” Dennis Rowe My book ‘Sound Reasoning’ (publication date October … Read more

Laurie Anderson Song Conversation

It was with great excitement that I sat down in my seat to watch Laurie Anderson this year’s Brighton Festival director, perform Song Conversation at the Brighton Dome. The stage was lit with an ambient purple and the instruments stood waiting to be played.  Laurie and her fellow musician’s pianist Nik Bartsch and guitarist Eivind … Read more

Vic Mars – The Land And The Garden. Psycho geography In Music And The Value Of Good Packaging.

All the doubtlessly tiresome ‘Dad’ stories that you may have heard about how, in the glory years of vinyl, we would recklessly purchase an album based entirely upon the merits of its sleeve art are scandalously true.  Band unknown, we heedlessly cast our pennies upon the record shop counter sure in the knowledge that ‘album … Read more

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