Sunday, October 31, 2010

'Alice Dancing Under the Gallows'

There's a new documentary about Alice Sommer Herz, the musician and now the world's oldest Holocaust survivor. She's about to turn 107. I've blogged the trailer - please watch it.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Burnt out? Try Improvisation

This is my music column from Standpoint magazine's November issue: would a bit more "play" in "playing" improve everyone's game?

Wednesday, October 27, 2010


Please turn on your sound to see a) a protesting Dutch orchestra turning into a flashmob at The Hague Central Station, b) an utterly adorable toddler who knows *exactly* what to do with Beethoven 5, and c) something that should be a joke but, tragically, is not.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

A true love of thine?

The latest news on cuts to the arts budget, and why it's all a bit too much like Scarborough Fair...

Monday, October 25, 2010

Ongoing discussions

While you worry about the future of your foot, someone might be removing your leg...