On An Overgrown Path
Tuesday, August 04, 2020
New classical music for these troubled times
No reference is made to the (Farewell) theme in the final movement of Mahler's Ninth Symphony by composer/producer Steve Roach in th...
Wednesday, July 22, 2020
Ravi Shankar's centenary must not be lost to lockdown
Beethoven is fortunate. His anniversary falls in December this year: which means, hopefully, it can be celebrated when a degree of normalit...
Sunday, July 19, 2020
Whatever was the Dalai Lama thinking of?
One of the many problems of being a great spiritual leader is that people are scared of telling you when you get it wrong. As in the case...
Wednesday, July 15, 2020
Classical music and the roots of slavery
Over the years I have played a modest role in promoting the causes of musicians of colour and women musicians , and I believe the UK shoul...
Tuesday, July 14, 2020
We need cultural turbulence more than ever
As an antidote to the saturation visuals of face masks and Zoom I offer striking graphics from two young Moroccan pop artists. Casablanca b...
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