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LondonTime Stands Still – Hugo Ticciati, Víkingur Ólafsson & Miyoko Shida

© Marco Borggreve
Dowland, Satie, Pärt, Glass, Cage, Beethoven
Hugo Ticciati; Víkingur Ólafsson; Miyoko Shida

ReutlingenSchulkonzert

Debussy: La Mer
Württembergische Philharmonie Reutlingen; Shiyeon Sung; Unknown
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Sirje Viise: a commanding performance

A commanding performance of six pieces from as many composers – all either new, nearly new or rare classics. 
*****
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Hypnotic wonderment: Goldberg Variations

Igor Levit © James Ewing
Marina Abramović revealed her new technique for listening to music in a concert at the Park Avenue Armory featuring a majestic performance of Bach's Goldberg Variations by pianist Igor Levit.
*****
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Landfill: Laurie Anderson and the Kronos Quartet

© Charles d'Hérouville / Philharmonie de Paris
Laurie Anderson takes us on a dizzying journey in her weirdly wonderful Landfall, performed with the Kronos Quartet.
****1
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Divinely grotesque: The blood of Lili Handel and Ivo Dimchev's musical poetry at Dance Umbrella

Ivo Dimchev  ©  Tamas Katko

Don’t forget to bring cash when you go to see Ivo Dimchev’s Lili Handel! Presented at Central Saint Martins as part of Dance Umbrella, Lili Handel offers you the chance to bring a little piece of the artwork (some drops of Dimchev’s blood) home. It’s a show that will not leave you indifferent – you will either love or hate it – and it is highly witty, entertaining, and never too obvious. In a minimal setting, Dimchev manages to transform the mundane into divine and grotesque images reflecting on the role of the performer, the viewer, the artwork and the object of art, all at once.

*****
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Audio drag: Laurie Anderson and the Kronos Quartet present Landfall at the Barbican

Laurie Anderson and the Kronos Quartet perform Landfall at the Barbican  ©  Mark Allan
Laurie Anderson’s Landfall: Scenes from my New Novel has just received its European première at the Barbican, following performances in various places in Australia and the US. It was performed by Anderson herself and the Kronos Quartet, and consisted of music, spoken words, and words projected onto a screen. It was ostensibly concerned with Hurricane Sandy.
**111
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