Sunday, June 10, 2007

Cold War - Chilled Music


'Music demands more from a listener than simply the possession of a tape-machine or a transistor radio. It demands some prepararion, some effort, a journey to a special place, saving up for a ticket, some homework on the programme perhaps, some clarification of the ears and sharpening of the instincts. It demands as much effort on the listener's part as the other two corners of the triangle, this holy composer, performer and listener' ~ Benjamin Britten. Photos taken at Faster Than Sound, RAF Bentwaters Cold War base, part of the2007 Aldeburgh Festival. For the full story of that special place take this overgrown path.

Quote from Britten's On Receiving the First Aspen Award (Faber ISBN 0571100236). All photos copyright On An Overgrown Path, taken on 9th June 2007. Any copyrighted material on these pages is included as "fair use", for the purpose of study, review or critical analysis only, and will be removed at the request of copyright owner(s). Report broken links, missing images and other errors to - overgrownpath at hotmail dot co dot uk

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