Wednesday, March 28, 2012


Finally visited Tianjin. It's only 100kms away - half an hour on the bullet train - but it's taken until now to find the right opportunity. The occasion was a press conference for the soon-to-be-opened Tianjin Grand Theatre. We're contributing Re-rite, the Philharmonia Orchestra's immersive, interactive, educational music installation (difficult to describe...) which will be open to the public for a month, but more on that when it happens. Meanwhile, Tianjin first impressions... another enormous city (14m), little pockets of old Western architecture (the Brits & French set up shop here in 1860) amidst the rampant spread of skyscrapers and highways. Need to come back for a proper look around.

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