Morton Subotnick

Morton Subotnick – Grandfather Of Electronic Music – Short Interview on NPR

  If you know anything about the origins of Electronic music you will know something about Morton Subotnick. When he released Silver Apples Of The Moon in 1967 it was literally the sound of the future. Groundbreaking, avant garde, challenging noise scapes, using sounds that the public at least had never heard before. Electronic music […]

Paul Klee

Paul Klee – Exhibition At The Tate Modern London October 16th 2012 – March 2013

Paul Klee (1879-1940) the great Swiss /German Modernist painter has a broad retrospective opening at the Tate Gallery in London from October 16th 2012 till March 2013. Klee was the child of a music teacher and a singer and became an accomplished violinist who married Lily Stumpf a Bavarian pianist in 1906. He earned a […]

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Alice Munro wins the 2013 Nobel Prize For Literature

Canadian author Alice Munro has won the Nobel Prize for literature in recognition of her short story writing. I see the landmark Stadshuset building in Stockholm nearly every day and contemplate the great authors honoured in this building by the Swedish academy since the Nobel Prize for literature came into being in 1901.Often prize winners […]

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Paul McCartney – NEW – 2013

When Paul McCartney releases a new album, you close your eyes and pray that he tried to do something worthy of his talent. In the last eight years he has released Chaos And Creation In The Backyard 2005, where he tried, Memory Almost Full 2007, where he didn’t and Electric Arguments 2008, under the name […]

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Bowie As An Art Exhibition

After 6 months at the Albert and Victoria museum In London from March till August this year, David Bowie’s life/art retrospective has now arrived in Ontario in Canada. The exhibition covers Bowie’s whole career and places him historically as an important cultural contributor of the 2oth century. From his genre shifts, his introduction of theatre […]

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CBGB The Movie – 2013

      CBGB the movie is released this week and sees Alan Rickman playing owner Hilly Crystal. The commercialisation of the brand is complete. CBGB’s as a tourist attraction, CBGB”s as a T-shirt, CBGB’s as a movie with proper actors. It seems along way from the glory days of The Ramones, Patti Smith, Blondie, […]