The Rambler

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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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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?

London’s leading season-long series for new and experimental music, Kammer Klang, has announced its programme for the coming year. Once again, it looks a doozy, with musicians from all over the new music map – from Tuvan throat singer Ayan...

I’m in Oslo for a few days for the Ultima contemporary music festival. The lineup is stellar. I wasn’t here for the first week, so I’ve missed, among other things Young’s the Melodic Version (1984) of The Second Dream of the...

Warning: This post contains a selfie. I feel terrible. Yesterday evening I attended the launch of Claudia Molitor’s newest project, The Singing Bridge at Somerset House. The Singing Bridge is a private soundwalk/sound art piece, to be listened to o...

The subject of rave reviews already, Linda Catlin Smith‘s recent recording for another timbre, Dirt Road, played by Mira Benjamin and Simon Limbrick, needs little additional support from me. However, Smith herself has until now been a relati...

hough hum

on Jul 31, 2016 in: Music

A little curio of new music internetography for the truly niche. Earlier in the week one of my posts here on Ferneyhough (this one) received a comment. An old post, and sure enough the comment itself was one of those anti-modern screeds one sees q...

News from composer Alex Groves of a new concert series starting next week in London. SOLO promises intimate solo recitals of unusual music, combining early and modern repertory. It begins this Tuesday (26th July) with a concert by the renowned viola...