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.
– Henryk Górecki – Three Pieces In the Old Style: II. (Royal Philharmonic Orchestra / M.A.T.) – George Friedrich Haas – Liar (Arditti String Quartet / WDR Köln) – Matthew Whiteside – Quartet No. 6 (Aurea Quartet) – Julia Wolfe… Read More »48 – Matthew’s Weekly Playlist 24-9-2019
– Linda Buckley – Chrysalism (Crash Ensemble) – George Crumb – Vox Balaenae: Vocalize (Jan Krzeszowiec, Marcin Misiak & Małgorzata Zarębińska / Dux) – Matthew Whiteside – Spinning (Aurea Quartet) – Shelley Washington – Middleground (PubliQuartet / Bright Shiny Things)… Read More »47 – Matthew’s Weekly Playlist 17-9-2019
Ensemble Offspring The Hug and Pint, Glasgow Keith Bruce four stars https://www.heraldscotland.com/arts_ents/17896286.music-review-ensemble-offspring-hug-pint-glasgow/ COMPOSER Matthew Whiteside’s The Night With . . . series of concert promotions has very quickly grown from a small nut of an idea into an impressive network… Read More »4* review of Rama performed by Ensemble Offspring