On Christophe Bertrand, a Philharmonia evening and avoiding sacrilege

Christophe Bertrand by Pascale Srebnicki

Christophe Bertrand by Pascale Srebnicki

I had tickets for a Philharmonia concert today and by chance I saw on their twitter account that there would be a free pre-concert of their Music of Today series.

Well, you know me. Having no actual . . . →

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Schnittke’s vision of the future (it sounds weird let me tell you)

The rest is noise One of the things I love about London is you can find pretty much anything you want and some times things you had no idea you wanted. Most of the classical concerts I go to are of the later variety.

Anyhow, I go on the . . . →

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The broken house of Agamemnon – at the ROH’s Elektra

Christine Goerke as Elektra and Adrianne Pieczonka as Chrysothemis in Elektra © ROH / Clive Barda 2013

So here I am, gobsmacked (and that is indeed the technical term) by Elektra at the Royal Opera House.

There is a wealth of information out there on this one, and I am . . . →

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Going Postal | Seriously and insultingly hideous

Going Postal is here!

I absolutely adore Terry Pratchett‘s work. His Discworld books have carried me over numerous bad or just plain crazy busy times.

It is a crying shame that the latest TV adaptation of his book Going Postal departs so significantly from the book. I don’t mean slight . . . →

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Dance is an embodied practice: How Ananda Shankar Jayant fought cancer

Watch this amazing TED talk from Ananda Shankar Jayant, a brilliant Indian classical dancer (by the way, classical in India does not mean ballet).

You will hear extremely interesting concepts of metaphor that she used in her mental and corporeal fight against cancer, making her body re-learn the movement that she thought she had . . . →

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Creative action – individual or social process?

Naturally I have no answer but here is a great quote I tracked down today.

Creative agents, relying on habitual and embodied schemas, continually produce practical innovations in interaction with a social and physical environment that systematically limits, judges, and incorporates those creative acts into the ongoing stream of life. (source)

This is a great . . . →

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Hasty notes on the Creative Milieu

Expect to see more on this I guess over the coming months.

Theories around the creative milieu increasingly maintain that ‘face-to-face interaction creates new ideas, artefacts, products, services and institutions and, as a consequence, contributes to economic success.’ (Landry, 2000, 133). Some cities around the world also seem to pay increasing attention to the cultural . . . →

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Street Art – Good vs Bad?

Banksy Originally uploaded by Simon Crubellier

There is a dichotomy in the city – between ‘official’ versions of art and ‘unofficial’ version of art – even though these might interact under the radar. Urban art – suffers from a similar duality.

It is being used frequently for . . . →

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Second Skin: A film about online gamers

Lovely trailer of Second Skin a feature-length documentary about virtual worlds and their participants.

(via boing-boing)

A video and some views on IP and Creative Commons

This was one of the very good debates at the conference that I went.

What is happening with [tag]IP[/tag] and Creative Commons. [tag]DRM[/tag] of course fits into the debate nicely so I thought I should repeat this video of Mr. Jussim from [tag]Sony[/tag] Pictures talking about the economics of film making and DRM (he also . . . →

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