It’s March. Beware the Ides of March!
– I saw the McGill Orchestra do a really quite rad program: Vivier’s Orion, a new piece by a doctoral student composer, Reiko Yamada, Bartok’s Miraculous Mandarin, and a mindboggling percussion concerto by Jennifer Higdon. Great work all ’round.
– I found Daphne Oram’s book, An Individual Note, at aMcGill library give-away. It is filled with the best possible kind of British 1970s madness about electronics, acoustics, philosophy, biology, and music. Highly recommend.
– Did you ever wonder what 100 copies of The White Album would sound like all at once? Well, we’ve solved that problem.