Sunday, 8 November 2015

Philip Glass, Don Costanzo and Classics Unwrapped

Last night in Glasgow I saw Maki Namekawa perform 20 x Philip Glass etudes.
Amazing performance.

Here is a clip of her playing No 6...

This week I had lunch at Don Costanzo. I recommend eating there before the Don retires at the end of the year. Yummy risotto. And his tiramisu is almost as good as mine.

Predictable TV highlights this week were Catastrophe and Detectorists (nice interview with the latter's writer/director/star McKenzie Crook here).

Anyway, enough of the pre-amble. Be sure to tune in to BBC Radio Scotland's Classics Unwrapped at 9pm tonight to hear a report on "You Can't Get There From Here" - the co-composition I worked on with Sonia Allori, Drew Hammond, Oliver Searle, John De Simone and Colin Broom; commissioned by Sound Festival and beautiful played by Ensemble Thing (and conducted by Tom Butler).

Tinkety-tonk, old fruit.

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