The Rambler

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Location:London

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



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March in London, in an even-numbered year, means the return of the London Ear to Waterloo’s Cello Factory. I’ve been a friend of Gwyn Pritchard and Andrea Cavallari’s new music festival since its inception – this will be the festi...

Today is International Women’s Day, and as usual I have updated the Radio Rambler Spotify playlist with all-women composers. A year ago, the PRS Foundation published an evaluation of the first five years of its Women Make Music initiative, which r...

RIP Klaus K. Hübler

on Mar 5, 2018 in: Music

I just read of the sad passing of Klaus K. Hübler. Hübler’s career was halted for several years by illness in the 1990s, although I’m not sure if there is a connection. He is remembered chiefly for his innovations in the ‘decoupli...

This Thursday, 22 February at Hackney Round Chapel, 7.30pm: Jack Sheen’s An Assembly present a rare performance of one of Morton Feldman’s final works, Words and Music, a collaboration with one of the 20th century’s greatest writers, Samu...

I’m not finding time to plug as many concerts as I would like at the moment, but this one looks pretty special: the next installment of Kammerklang‘s 2017/18 season at Café Oto. Manchester’s brilliant Distractfold Ensemble play wor...

One of the more intriguing developments in London’s new music scene in 2017 was the founding of the Borough New Music series by pianist Clare Simmonds. These lunchtime concerts take place every Tuesday now at St George the Martyr Church on Boro...

2017: Sounds of the Year

on Dec 31, 2017 in: Music

I like to think not only of recordings of the year, but sounds of the year. My musical (sometimes simply auditory) experiences are all organised similarly in my mind, around moments in time and their subsequent reverberations; and that goes equally f...