This looks excellent.
Looks brilliant. Thanks for the heads up.
Glenn Branca Ensemble. Need to go to this.
Looks interesting, thanks!
Don't suppose anyone has any insider knowledge of when the tickets will actually be available do they?
BUT WHEN? I can't see any links on the website at the moment. Hoping to get down there for quite a bit.
Got tickets for
Towards a new definition of opera
New complexity and noise
Got Raime, Morricone and new definition of opera. In my ends for a change too!
Raime, Morricone, Branca and Conrad.
Awesome. Only about 10 mins from home too.
I assume they're oversubscribing to accommodate for no-shows? Seems a bit crazy that everyone can have 4 free tickets.
to open access to classical music for those who may not be interested or able to hear it normally - starting with Rite of Spring in the same car park: http://www.trosp.me/rite
to help with the continued gentrification of Peckham?
Was going to say "Are were kidding?", but on second thoughts it's well placed for a city commute, isn't it?
Still think it's got a long way to go yet.
...with its current housing stock I would say. Also, large swathes of the area around Queen's Road Peckham are still proper rough - probably still the cheapest place to buy in zone 2 however.
Brilliant. (sorry bit immature for a contemp. music thread)
New complexity and noise
Music for loudspeakers
Annoyingly, I'm away for Glenn Branca
I had my first live experience of effete egghead music with Steve Reich at ATP and now I want more.
gonna be fucken awesome
and I'm well up for going to Immersive Opera when they open up bookings. Unfortunately I'm busy for Morricone, would have loved to see that
Glenn Branca was amazing when I saw him at Primavera, looking forward to Raime and Morricone as well
Booked tickets for Morricone, Keyboard Breakdown and Glenn Branca.
looking forward to Branca and Drone Day in particular
Got tickets for Branca, Drone Day and Music For Loudspeakers though - excited.
Frank's Bar has just reopened too...
I saw this the other day, didn't eralise registration has opened!
I'm going to see the piano and the snd performance. Ace.
(favourite shite joke)
im going tomorrow tho
Got a ticket for Part 1, but could've sworn there was something else there, like a La Monte Young or Tony Conrad piece, & there's a Tony Conrad piece on Part 2 that I don't recall if it was there before or not.
Very much looking forward to Morricone and Lachenmann tomorrow night.
So definitely looks like that's disappeared from Part 1. Part 2 probably is the same as it was.
I went to drone day yesterday. Came in with just over an hour left of the first part (the ticket said 2pm-7pm and I thought that sounded like a bit of overkill) and really enjoyed that set. Very pretty.
The 2nd part was a whole heap of fun. Not sure what I expected, but it wasn't that. Really liked Charlemagne Palestine's piano piece. The first piece was fascinating, her vocals were great, although it all got a little wearying by the end but they pulled it back by that guy in the turquoise trousers being a genuinely strange, likeable old showman. Great encore. All in all, very good. I'm not back there until next Sunday now.
The setting is phenomenal, even with the added train noise. Wasn't sure about some of the Lachenmann stuff (well, the brushing the keys bit mostly) but otherwise though it was highly enjoyable/interesting stuff.
Can't wait for the Raime/Parmegiani show on Saturday now. Gonna go a bit early and try and spend some time on the roof in the sun.
The last Morricone piece they played was great
Glenn Branca was great on Sat and I stayed for all of drone day part 1. One guy playing on his laptop was completely mesmeric. Was struggling to move at one point.
Glenn Branca honestly blew me away on Saturday. I was lucky enough to be sat in the front row so had great sound and view. Glorious glorious noise. When the power blew it was hilarious. I'm sure it wasn't really them but it makes a great story.
Last night was brilliant too. I was properly zoning out to Charlemagne Palestine, it was hypnotic. Great venue too, I thought in a few cases the train noise actually added to the experience.
Back for Raime/parmegiani on Saturday.
taken by a guy who must have been stood behind me. Even catches the beginning of the tantrum that would lead to him turning his music stand over and storming off.
seemed like he was joking/was finished anyway
Though did they actually play the 'UK Premiere' piece?
coz when he played that he said you might have heard this at steve reich's birthday.
Recognised quite a bit from it, it also includes that steve reich tribute track.
especially that apocalyptic black cloud pissing on everything.
Was meant to go yesterday but had to cancel, disappointed about that.
which was good, but often too quiet with the trains etc.
missed branca to go to braid. braid were amazing, but i hear branca was too
missed the drone day cos i fell over
went to friday of the second weekend, which was just amazing - somehow never seen steve noble play before and he's just too amazing, as was all the improv taht night
sunday afternoon apparently Coming Together was amazing and i'm sad i missed it.
sunday night was an odd one. wasnt enjoying the harpsichord stuff, then they had a guy play a piano that was rigged for midi, whgich was interesting. he supposedly "played" terry riley's Persian Surgical Dervishes, which are a series of improvisations he did in the early 70s, so the piece that was played really had very little in common with what it was billed as. thankfully what was played was rad as fuck.
then they took the midi rig off the piano and a guy smashed through a few hundred years of piano history, from mozart to xenakis, before doing the 1963 fluxus piece "piano activities", which is basically taking the piano apart on stage, whilst it was still mic'd up. i thought it was fucking cool.
this guy didn't:
he basically argues that destructive performances aren't appropriate nowadays because there's a recession, and that doing a piece like this in a "poor" area like peckham is disrespectful, and that the piano should have been given to a school or something.
i think all of his arguments are shite, and that he may as well be at a (free entry) fireworks display crying about what a waste of money it is.
how disrespectful to put on a free 2-week programme of contemporary music in `one of London's most deprived areas`. How about the Rolling Stones get rid of their excessive lighting budget (or whatever) and give 100 pianos to schools. What an utter cunt.
also, this patronising idea that all schools need is a piano and their dreams will come true. no mention of how they'll store the piano and pay for its servicing. pianos are widely seen as a liability nowadays - look on freecycle and gumtree etc for the amount of people trying to get rid of them without paying to have them taken to the dump.
i hope that every single thing he does for pleasure that can't be rigorously defended academically is ceased immediately and its costs donated to the nearest school.
and that's even if you think that his argument that destructive art was good in the 60s and 80s but bad now (as if the entire point of the art was that it was brand new) makes any sense at all, unless you subscribe to the idea that there is one singular narrative running through art, which every piece can be judged in relation to.
surprised to see The Quietus on twitter slapping the writer's back