November 14, 2013

Difficult Listening Hour

Good evening. Welcome to Difficult Listening Hour. The spot on your dial for that relentless and impenetrable sound of Difficult Music. So sit bolt upright in that straight-backed chair, button that top button, and get set for some difficult music.

Actually, it wasn't that difficult at all. Music in 12 Parts is a bit of a marathon, but it generally gets more interesting as it goes along. And while Come Out the following night seemed a little pointless in a live concert, Music for Pieces of Wood was great and the main event, Music for 18 Musicians, was an absolute triumph, Reich's masterpiece performed beautifully by the Colin Currie group.

And while Ubu at the 100 Club was certainly a horse of different colour, David Thomas surely also qualifies as a grand old man of American music, showing the whippersnappers how it's done.

Posted by matt at November 14, 2013 5:09 PM