Monthly Archives: March 2010

Artes Mundi and Space Balloons

Yesterday I happened to look in on the Artes Mundi exhibition at the National Museum Cardiff. There were quite a few nice and interesting works (such as the film from which the image below is taken), but none of them felt really exceptional to me. Continue reading…. Continue reading

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The Smash-Hit Comedy of the Year!

The other day I finally got round to fulfilling my duty as a Charlie Kaufman fan and got the DVD of Synecdoche New York. Seeing it for the second time (after catching it at the at the cinema almost a … Continue reading

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I’m quite hard to please when it comes to exact synchrony between music and images. I’m sure the abstract animations of Oskar Fischinger were revolutionary at the time, but really have little to do with their soundtracks. Even in modern … Continue reading

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If you’re happy and you know it…

A week or so ago Alex Ross gave the RPS Lecture for 2010 with a talk on concert etiquette. The full text is available for download here, although if you’re just after a summary, the event was also featured on … Continue reading

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John Adams’s Doctor Atomic Symphony

On Friday evening I went to see John Adams take on the role of conductor in a performance of his Doctor Atomic Symphony with the LSO at Bristol’s Colston Hall. They also performed Sibelius 6, and Britten’s Four Sea Interludes. … Continue reading

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