My personal overgrown path is leading back to the radio studio, and that has set me thinking recently about how to create programmes that are distinctive, inclusive and personal. Over in Holland the creator of Big Brother , Endemol , has its own formula for distinctive broadcasting, and this week launches De Grote Donorshow ( The Big Donor Show ) which gives three dialysis patients the chance to win a dying woman's kidney - or not. Back in 1969 Glenn Gould took a different approach to producing great broadcasting when he created his 'contrapuntal radio documentary' The Latecomers . The main subject was the new Canadian province of Newfoundland , but there was a second subject of solitude, isolation and non-conformity seen from a cultural perspective. The Latecomers , with its basso continuo of the ocean, is both a land-mark in twentieth-century broadcasting and a seriously neglected aspect of Gould's work. Now, thanks to reader Walt Santner, you can hear the whole
I'm now working on Maurice Ohana, Edmund Rubbra, Valentin Silvestrov and Malcolm Arnold designs.
As are the Simón Bolívar Youth Orchestra, the Berlin Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Simon Rattle ... need I go on?
Askonas Holt also jump-started Gustvo Dudamel's career, but he recently defected to Van Walsum Management whose website says:
“Artist management at Van Walsum goes beyond the ‘booking agent’ of the past decades to encompass total career planning, including the co-ordination of an artist’s audio and audiovisual recordings, broadcasts and the handling of digital rights as an essential part of the management process”.
Recently I discovered the polish – russian composer Weinberg.
Friend of Shostakovich.
I went to a concert of the Danel Quartet, quator Danel ( BRU/ Be). They played Ligeti.
However they recorded Weinberg. The string quartets.
See : http://www.quatuordanel.com/ , new release. http://www.quatuordanel.com/discographie.html
Who is Mieczyslaw Weinberg ?
Have a look at Wiki. In EN : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mieczys%C5%82aw_Weinberg
And Naxos released his string quartets as well.
Many apologies. It was one of my poorly nuanced jokes (a day early?) which rudely ignored the fact that English is not the native language of many readers. Apologies for any embarassment caused, the misleading text has now been removed.
T shirt companies wanting to license the design can contact me at overgrown path dot ....