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.



Latest Blog Posts



I heard the news about the death of the Polish composer and conductor Krzysztof Penderecki yesterday evening. He was 86, and although one of his carers had recently been diagnosed with Covid-19, there was no suggestion that his death was related. He...

We’re going to be indoors for a long time now. In case it helps ease the pressure, I’m going to be revisiting my back catalogue of new music playlists and posting things here every weekend. Some of these lists regular readers will have se...

The following press release just landed in my inbox. This looks like a terrific idea – I might see you there – and I’m pasting it here without addition: International Contemporary Ensemble and Music on the Rebound Present Pauline Oliveros&#...

Circumstances change how we hear things. Our ears, connected to our minds, connected to our bodies, moving through the air, touching and being touched, penetrating and distancing, hear differently in different situations. This was clear to me today a...

We’re going to be indoors for a long time now. In case it helps ease the pressure, I’m going to be revisiting my back catalogue of new music playlists and posting things here every weekend. Some of these lists regular readers will have se...

Washing together

on Mar 19, 2020 in: Music

(With apologies to Frederic Rzewski and Samuel Melville.) And my favourite recording of this much-loved piece:...

Sparrows in the hedge

on Mar 17, 2020 in: urban

The most striking things I heard today were the sparrows. Most of them live in the hedge at the end of our garden, where it backs onto the railway, but there are some under the eaves where our house joins our neighbours’. Last year there were t...