In this week’s Current Distractions – surreal dogs, fun chocolate and a dormant crust of planetary mass that hasn’t spewed out anything hot in years.Read More
In preparation for the UK debut of Rameau’s Zaïs, here are 7 things you (probably) didn’t know about composer Jean-Philippe Rameau.Read More
As couples all over the world exchange heart-shaped chocolate boxes and cuddle up to grey sad-eyed teddy bears, we thought we’d get in on the action. So, here are some very un-romantic classical tunes, as voted for by the OAE Office. Love you lots X X XRead More
Last week I went along to the opening of the Philharmonia’s re-rite installation on the Southbank. It’s a very hard thing to describe but its esentially an installation which allows you to get inside Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring. Each room of the fantastically atmospheric bargehouse (behind the OXO tower) is devoted to a different section of the Orchestra and you get to see and hear that section’s part of the music in ‘close-up’ but also as part of the whole piece. All the rooms play in sync so the whole building becomes infused with the rite. There are also chances to play the percussion in the piece and be the conductor. Anyway, its very hard to explain, so here are some pics. Its only on until the end of the weekend so I do encourage you to go!
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