Monday, June 16, 2014

Music critic deplores dumpy sound at Aldeburgh Festival

The following night’s choral event took us back to the juvenile excesses of the Sixties, as the a cappella group Exaudi sang Antoine Brumel’s sublime ‘Earthquake Mass’ with progressively deafening electronic accompaniment representing an aural simulation of a quake. The earplugs handed out at the door seemed to suggest that even the management had belatedly realised this was not a frightfully clever idea.
That is Michael Church - of dumpy soprano fame - resisting paradigm shifts in the Independent.

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