Barbican celebrates string quartets

kronos quartet

In April and May, the Barbican celebrates the 40th anniversaries of two of the most adventurous string quartets of our time. The Arditti Quartet: 40 Years Young (26 April) explores the ensemble’s four decades of pushing the boundaries of new music and comprises three sessions in one day, featuring world premieres of works by Harrison Birtwistle, Brice Pauset, James Clarke and Hilda Paredes. [Read more…]

Ben Watt Announces UK Tour

Ben Watt

He may have been an in-demand DJ and respected record label boss of late, but until last month it had been thirteen years since Ben Watt last sang and played live with a simple microphone and guitar – not since he and partner Tracey Thorn parked their band Everything But The Girl in 2000. As for solo gigs, you have to go back even further. Thirty years, in fact. As far back as 1983 to the days when he was making left-field folk-jazz recordings like ‘Summer Into Winter’ and ‘North Marine Drive’ as a precocious 19 year-old for London indie label, Cherry Red, with stellar collaborators like Robert Wyatt and Kevin Coyne. [Read more…]

Kiwi Reggae unleashed

Kiwi Reggae unleashed

Kiwi Reggae unleashed

Kiwi Reggae unleashed in Auckland July 06, 2013

Two legendary Kiwi Reggae artists will be combining forces at the Weymouth Cosmopolitan Club in Auckland on July 06 for a night of Sunshine Reggae and musical fun. [Read more…]