I’ve just spent the weekend at Transit Festival/Festival2021 in Leuven, an excellent festival of contemporary (broadly) chamber music in Belgium. Thanks to Ward Bosmans from Flanders Arts Institute for the invitation. The weekend was excellent, some music I liked and… Read More »Thoughts on concert presentation
During World War Two Churchill is reported to have said “what are we fighting for” when someone suggested cutting the arts budget to support the war. Unfortunately this hasn’t been verified but an equally powerful one is ‘The arts are… Read More »Proposal for Governmental Support for the arts
I have never sat down and asked myself about the ethics of putting on a live concert and the responsibility that I, as someone putting on an event, have for audiences. Yes I know I have a responsibility for trip… Read More »The Ethics of Concert Presentation During a Pandemic
The music industry is reporting a reduction in streams due to Covid 19. I have seen the opposite so decided to dive into it a little.
This week I read this headline iTunes Announces All Music Downloads Will Be Shut Down and It’s Not a ‘Black Mirror’ Episode Which turned out to be a complete lie after a very brief search Fake news: Apple isn’t killing… Read More »Classical Music, Composers, Performers and Streaming
In July I was lucky enough to be accepted to attend the Atelier for Young Festival and Cultural Managers in Shanghai with my place being supported by The National Lottery through Creative Scotland Open Fund. The Atelier is organised by… Read More »Atelier for Young Festival and Cultural Managers in Shanghai