Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Ambient Music in Dalston Junction

Interesting afternoon spent at the Maritime Museum in Greenwich with Annette & Max, doing the galleries. Haven't been for years. Particularly struck by the Arctic Convoys room and thought of dad. It must have been tough.
Annette kindly babysat for A&N so Liz and I headed to Dalston for Turkish dinner with Andrew H followed by a concert of Laurence Crane chamber music performed by Apartment House at Cafe Oto. Great to see him and fine gig in nice venue - my first time there. 
Laurence's music is characterised by minimal notes and lengthy silences, so any ambient noise is going to have an effect, especially on this balmy evening with all the windows open. The sounds of sirens, a nearby train line and (most tellingly) a rehearsal at the adjacent Arcola Theatre added a whole other dimension to the proceedings. Surprisingly complimentary as it turned out.

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