Saturday, November 22, 2014

Music from Huddersfield

Although I'm in a good, even privileged, position to explore the alternative music scene in Mexico, I do miss the wealth of choice back home. Yesterday, for example, the 37th Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival kicked off and today the line-up is mouth-watering: a rare Henry Cow reunion playing the music of ex-member Lindsay Cooper who died last year (they also played at the Barbican in London yesterday); Aurora Orchestra playing Timber by Michael Gordon (founder of the Bang On A Can ensemble); Evan Parker & David Toop talking about rare & unusual records from their own vinyl collections; and Philip Thomas playing piano pieces by Howard Skempton (a personal favourite), Michael Finnissy and Christian Wolff, all on the same day.
I'm actually hoping to (help) bring two of the above to Mexico next year, but will keep stumm until confirmed.

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