The Rambler

Blog URL:http://johnsonsrambler.wordpress.com
Blog Tags:music, classical music, contemporary music, modern music, avant garde, experimental music, reviews, CDs, concerts
Country:United Kingdom
State/Province:London
Location:London

Modern composition, experimental music, the avant garde. Blogging the music that no one else will tell you about.



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Last July I swam in the sea for the first time after five months of Covid-19 shielding and it felt like a benediction. The ending of Georg Friedrich Haas’s Solstices last night – as the lights rose on the Riot Ensemble sounding an immense, reverb...

News of two returns/relaunches caught my attention this week. First, Neuma Records has announced the rare release of a new album by Pamela Z, only her third ever (a fact I always found surprising for such a media-oriented artist), and her first since...

There are several reasons I’m excited by the release this week of binary systems by Richard Barrett and collaborators (available through Richard’s Bandcamp page). First, the music sounds like it’s going to be great; I’m listen...

In no particular order, some of my favourite releases of 2020. Liza Lim: Extinction Events and Dawn Chorus (KAIROS) An essential release of what will surely be one of the most important, powerful and original compositions of the decade. A transformat...

Today it is a real pleasure to announce that Riot Ensemble has been awarded one of the first ever Ernst von Siemens Ensemble Prizes. I joined Riot in 2016 on the invitation of its director Aaron Holloway-Nahum, becoming a member of the group’s...

I’m really enjoying Linda Buckley’s new album, From Ocean’s Floor, released on NMC last week. Until now I’ve always associated Buckley’s music (I interviewed her a decade ago as part of my ’10 for ’10’...

‘A welcome reminder of the value of risk in artistic creation’: the way in which I ended my NZfM profile of Bastard Assignments, written seven or eight months ago, might be applied even more forcefully to the group’s work during th...