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    Quote Originally Posted by alanterrill View Post
    Depending on where you are it might be worth looking at Iceland Air - they are now flying from New York , Boston, Orlando etc - you cahnge at Reykjavik and there a flight to Manchester. Huddersfield is about an hour from Manchester and there's train between them. http://www.icelandair.co.uk/flights/
    Yeah, thanks for the tip,
    For the return I managed to make a connection via Budapest with jet2, they fly from Leeds Bradford which is even closer

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    Got my ticket for the London concert !
    Via Paris, since Magma are playing at le Triton that same week...

    EDIT : Magma (featuring Benoît Widemann) are going to play the entire 2nd trilogy : Köhntarkösz / K.A / Emehntehtt-Re
    Last edited by unclemeat; 07-05-2014 at 01:46 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by unclemeat View Post
    Got my ticket for the London concert !
    Via Paris, since Magma are playing at le Triton that same week...
    Same here, going to check out the channel train for the first time in my life, see you there

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    I would presume that the Huddersfield concert will be broadcast by the BBC (since they usually cover this festival).

    Speaking of modern classical music : Tim Hodgkinson has released an excellent new CD of ensemble music : Onsets. If you liked Pragma, or Sketch of now, if you're into spectral music, specifically of the Iancu Dumitrescu persuasion, this is for you.

    Review by Simmon Cummings on his blog :
    http://5against4.com/2014/06/26/new-...son/#more-8672

    "I can honestly say i haven’t heard anything as startlingly original as these five pieces in quite some time, & in a way it feels as though i’ve only begun to scratch the surface of them. But what a surface! Hodgkinson’s textures are fiercely elemental, coalescing in & out of gestural outbursts. In "Ulaarar", they contribute to a pervading undercurrent of violent aggression, exploding as pitches that are first focussed upon & then massively iterated, loud & often. By contrast in "Amhas/Nirriti", in conjunction with electronic sound the instrumental textures form a dense amorphous fog, acting in stark contrast to the diverse soloistic episodes with which it alternates. Most striking of all, though, is "Attaot", a piece seeking to evoke “virtual space-time continua that have a transformative movement of their own irrespective of the material used to evoke them”. Here, textures evolve & interweave with great subtlety, formed from tappings over a static sound field, from an agglomeration of embouchure noises (with & without pitch), & from acoustic sounds treated & assembled into amazing electronic outbursts that interact seamlessly with the ensemble. Passing through passages of pure euphoria &, later, hinting at a leftfield kind of ritual, "Attaot" perhaps epitomises the astonishing unchecked invention on display in all five works on this disc. Anyone doubting the capacity for originality in contemporary music should spend time with Tim Hodgkinson’s music & hear what’s actually possible. Outstanding. "

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    Chris Cutler has revealed some details of the upcoming event:

    It would have been more than I could manage - or anyone could finance - to present a full cross-section of Lindsay's work so, in the end, I opted to reconstitute the four main groups that had performed her compositions, Henry Cow, Music for Films, News from Babel and Oh Moscow - because that was practical and could be achieved with an ensemble of 12. By very good luck David Jones at Serious was prepared to take it on (no one else I approached would take the risk: 'nice idea' they said, 'but impossible to sell'). David said 'yes', taking a big chance on the back of old friendships, for which I am very grateful.

    So. Fingers crossed. The four bands will play Lindsay's compositions in the order they were composed (HC, MFF, NFB, OM), and all members of the ensemble will play in each other's programmes as required. Lindsay played Bassoon, Soprano and Piano - and often all three at once on recordings - so it takes three people just to cover that. Michel Berckmans from Univers Zero will take the bassoon parts, Alfred Harth and Tim Hodgkinson the saxophones, Fred, Zeena and John the piano parts. It'll be fun.
    http://www.cloudsandclocks.net/inter...nterview2.html

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    Chris Cutler has revealed some details of the upcoming event:
    Truth be told, this sounds like the event of the decade for a bloke like me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jay.Dee View Post
    Chris Cutler has revealed some details of the upcoming event:



    http://www.cloudsandclocks.net/inter...nterview2.html
    Wow.

    Wow.

    Wow.
    No humor please, we're skittish.

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    Man, I wish I could make it to these shows!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrotum Scissor View Post
    Truth be told, this sounds like the event of the decade for a bloke like me.
    Another bloke here who thinks the same.

    For me it is going to be also the auspicious return to London Jazz Festival ten years after, with still vivid memories of a late autumn evening in Purcell Room, where I experienced the most transgressive (music) event of my whole life, witnessing the last coming of Ganelin Trio.

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    ReR is compiling a double CD with rare Lindsay stuff for the occasion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by helicase View Post
    ReR is compiling a double CD with rare Lindsay stuff for the occasion.
    I'm very intrigued by that solo piano piece which is mentioned; I always felt she could have gone a long way in terms of pure modern composition.
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    Heads up to anyone planning to go from London to Huddersfield by train-
    NOW is the time to buy your ticket, as 14.60 pounds are now available for advanced limited, instead of the 98 pounds regular price....
    Got myself tickets for 10:00 from Kings Cross, hope to see some of you on it

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    Quote Originally Posted by flytomars View Post
    Heads up to anyone planning to go from London to Huddersfield by train-
    NOW is the time to buy your ticket, as 14.60 pounds are now available for advanced limited, instead of the 98 pounds regular price....
    Got myself tickets for 10:00 from Kings Cross, hope to see some of you on it
    Thanks for the advice. You've saved me a lot of money, potentially... I can't believe the outrageous price difference between "normal" (98 pounds ?!?) and "reduced"...
    I'll be on the 10.03am train too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrotum Scissor View Post
    I'm very intrigued by that solo piano piece which is mentioned; I always felt she could have gone a long way in terms of pure modern composition.
    The piano piece is amazing, fantastic playing and lots of humor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by calyx View Post
    Thanks for the advice. You've saved me a lot of money, potentially... I can't believe the outrageous price difference between "normal" (98 pounds ?!?) and "reduced"...
    I'll be on the 10.03am train too.
    Great, see you there!
    Nobody actually buys in full price (unless you buy the same day) but for a few days ahead you could find for 40 pounds for example, but in very limited timeframes.
    If someone needs to go on a short notice- he will usually buy a bus ticket.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flytomars View Post
    If someone needs to go on a short notice- he will usually buy a bus ticket.
    It's completely different in France, where the national train service has a monopoly on transportation within France, and there are no equivalent coach services (unless operated by the SNCF as replacement for disrupted or discontinued lines). The only coaches that exist (Eurolines etc.) are for destinations abroad. It's really a little absurd, and sometimes makes it difficult to travel at reasonable prices.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve F. View Post
    Very sad that it took Lindsay dying to have Cow reform, but also really nice that they are doing it for such a good reason.

    Sadly also missing (from the Oh Moscow band): Hugh Hopper.

    exactly so, Steve. a wonderful, if bittersweet, tribute to a brilliant musician.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NogbadTheBad View Post
    Flights, where do I book Flights?!!
    Just come and live in Western Europe!! Trains (Thalys and Eurostar) are easier to book.
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    Heads up to anyone still in London on the 23/11 - there is a Q&A with Robert Wyatt, held by Marcus Odair (hope I spelled it right) in the southbank center, for the launch of the book and accompanying double CD compilation on Domino records.

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    Busy with the logistics of this trip this week... Eurostar trains shouldn't be a problem from Brussels (whether that will be cheapor not is another pair of socks)...



    Hotel rooms might just be a little more problematic, though >> finding hotel accomodations is one of the most painful search on the web, because of all thse vulture sites squatting the front pages

    Can I ask those of you that are going to this "Barbecue feast" where they're staying at??
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    Quote Originally Posted by flytomars View Post
    Heads up to anyone still in London on the 23/11 - there is a Q&A with Robert Wyatt, held by Marcus Odair (hope I spelled it right) in the southbank center, for the launch of the book and accompanying double CD compilation on Domino records.
    More details please!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Udi Koomran View Post
    More details please!
    see the last page of the Henry Cow thread

    Queen Lizzie Hall, Nov 23rd (sunday, two days after the BBQ Feast-ival)

    Plenty of tickets yet (12.50 & 15.00 £)
    Still contempling on going... Or going home with the Eurostar (to avoid another hotel night)
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    Quote Originally Posted by unclemeat View Post
    I would presume that the Huddersfield concert will be broadcast by the BBC (since they usually cover this festival).

    Speaking of modern classical music : Tim Hodgkinson has released an excellent new CD of ensemble music : Onsets. If you liked Pragma, or Sketch of now, if you're into spectral music, specifically of the Iancu Dumitrescu persuasion, this is for you.

    Review by Simmon Cummings on his blog :
    http://5against4.com/2014/06/26/new-...son/#more-8672

    "I can honestly say i haven’t heard anything as startlingly original as these five pieces in quite some time, & in a way it feels as though i’ve only begun to scratch the surface of them. But what a surface! Hodgkinson’s textures are fiercely elemental, coalescing in & out of gestural outbursts. In "Ulaarar", they contribute to a pervading undercurrent of violent aggression, exploding as pitches that are first focussed upon & then massively iterated, loud & often. By contrast in "Amhas/Nirriti", in conjunction with electronic sound the instrumental textures form a dense amorphous fog, acting in stark contrast to the diverse soloistic episodes with which it alternates. Most striking of all, though, is "Attaot", a piece seeking to evoke “virtual space-time continua that have a transformative movement of their own irrespective of the material used to evoke them”. Here, textures evolve & interweave with great subtlety, formed from tappings over a static sound field, from an agglomeration of embouchure noises (with & without pitch), & from acoustic sounds treated & assembled into amazing electronic outbursts that interact seamlessly with the ensemble. Passing through passages of pure euphoria &, later, hinting at a leftfield kind of ritual, "Attaot" perhaps epitomises the astonishing unchecked invention on display in all five works on this disc. Anyone doubting the capacity for originality in contemporary music should spend time with Tim Hodgkinson’s music & hear what’s actually possible. Outstanding. "
    Thanks for posting this, I read the review from the site an ordered 'Onsets' from Amazon. I agree totally, it's excellent. Very atmospheric. Reminded me of an excellent CD I have by a chap called Bob Downes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Udi Koomran View Post
    More details please!
    http://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/wha...rt-wyatt-87546
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