Bach’s music as ‘Proto-techno’?: Uncovering and Recovering Francesco Tristano

Image Description: Francesco Tristano performing on piano with a laptop by his side Pianist and Composer Francesco Tristano is somewhat of a musical vagabond. Still in his thirties, he boasts an incredible career which unceasingly voyages through the distinct artistic realms of classical, contemporary and techno music. Having prioritised the music of Bach during his […]

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A homage to cinemas reopening

Image description: Cinema lobby lit up in neon pink lighting  Cinemas have reopened, and according to my completely unbiased and totally comprehensive research, nobody in England is as excited about this as I am. I was never a massive film fan before the pandemic; I’d usually watch a few Oscar nominees and winners annually to […]

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The Kingdom of Books

Image description: Crowded stacks of second hand books Some places are just special, stamped with a cosmic seal of approval which is felt by anyone who visits: Hay-on-Wye is one of those places. Located in Powys on the border between England and Wales, Hay, or Y-Gelli Gandryll (‘the shattered grove’) as it is known in Welsh, […]

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