The Rambler

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Country:United Kingdom
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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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Edited by Rose Dodd. Ashgate/Routledge. Christopher Fox is one of the UK’s most widely admired composers. His students and friends within music are many; and all speak of him with great fondness. He has maintained for several decades now an origina...

Resilient Music

on Nov 14, 2016 in: Music

Listening to James Weeks’s recent CD Signs of Occupation (métier msv 28559) against the backdrop of the last few days, I find myself drawn to its sheer robustness as much as anything else. In sombre moments, I sometimes imagine what art, what mus...

Klavikon: Klavikon Nonclassical: NONCLSS020 When Richard James introduced a handful of prepared piano tracks on the 2001 Aphex Twin album Drukqs, it was widely perceived as an acknowledgement of James’s  admiration for the postwar musical avant ga...

News of two tasty treats in London this weekend, organised by John Lely and featuring US West Coast composers Laura Steenberge and Michael Winter: 7.30pm Friday 7 October 2016 @ IKLECTIK LAURA STEENBERGE – The Chant Etudes MICHAEL WINTER – for So...

Music After the Fall

on Oct 4, 2016 in: Music

It’s official! My book has a webpage! Music After the Fall: Modern Composition and Culture Since 1989 will be published in February 2017 by University of California Press. And it will look like this: That’s Roseanne Hunt of ELISION, surg...

Founded in 2009, Huddersfield Contemporary Records (HCR) continues to go from strength to strength. Not only as a showcase for what is surely now the powerhouse for new music in UK academe, but as a record label in its own right. Ending today (30 Sep...

On Friday, the Guardian‘s Charlotte Higgins wrote on the dilemma and plight of Radio 3 (After 70 years, Radio 3 needs a rethink. It’s time to unleash the composers), which she summed up as: Should Radio 3 appeal to the many or the few?