The Rambler

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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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It seems that Soundcloud is about to disappear: the sound-sharing website has only a few weeks, possibly months, of money left in the coffers and, if current reports are to be believed, once that has run out it will disappear. There are reports of ba...

One thing I like about Harrison Birtwistle is that, rarely among composers of a more radical bent, he never feels he has to apologise for writing for orchestra. His orchestras feel and sound like orchestras – although often cleverly reimagined –...

Five composers have been nominated for the 2017 Gaudeamus Award. Here are each of their nominee videos. Chaz Underriner Sky Macklay Ethan Braun Aart Strootman Ivan Vukosavljević Filed under: Music Tagged: Gaudeamus...

Catch me at Gaudeamus

on Jul 11, 2017 in: Music

The programme for September’s Gaudeamus Muziekweek has been published, and I’m pleased to note that I’ll be appearing not once but three times as part of the festival. On Saturday morning, 9 September, I’ll be on stage intervi...

Notes from hospital (1)

on Jul 11, 2017 in: Music

I am in hospital. It’s Tuesday now, almost midday, and I’m supposed to be here for two weeks. I came in around Friday lunchtime: 95 of my expected 336 hours down; 241 to go. Because I have cystic fibrosis my body makes a very hospitable h...

I’m intrigued by the shortlist of architectural firms announced today to build London’s new Centre for Music, and the future new home for the London Symphony Orchestra. It’s no big surprise to see the names of Renzo Piano, Foster an...

Only Connect

on May 5, 2017 in: Music

No, not that one. This one. I’ll be appearing at Oslo’s Only Connect new music festival in two weeks to talk about Music After the Fall. If you’re in the area come and say hi. My bit’s at lunchtime on Friday 19 May, but the...