Articles about Musical Performances

Music Week (2016) , pp. 16-18


First Performances: New Music Biennial, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Tempo (2015) Vol. 69, No. 271, pp. 79-81

Amidst the wide range of events staged as part of Glasgow's 2014 Cultural Programme in celebration of the Commonwealth Games, the New Music Biennial Showcase occupied the closing weekend of the Games. Hosted at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall on ...

BBC Proms 2014: Weir, Zhou and Rands
Tempo (2015) Vol. 69, No. 271, pp. 76-78

Three new piano works premiered at the 2014 Proms showed an intriguing variety of styles and idioms in twenty-first-century music with varying levels of success. Paradoxically the more inventive piano techniques emerged in the more vividly characterised and communicative works ...

BBC Proms 2014: Dove, Mason and Ranjbaran
Tempo (2015) Vol. 69, No. 271, pp. 75-76

Its nature as a festival that is fundamentally about standard orchestral repertoire means that the Proms continues to exhibit a slippery relationship with new music. Challenging works still appear to be sidelined while showy, more conservative pieces end up in ...

Confusion in the Service of Discovery
Tempo (2015) Vol. 69, No. 272, pp. 12-23

While some research results from consistent processes, careful methodologies and detailed planning, much practice-based research resists these strategies, privileging knowledge that remains complex and unstable. This knowledge frequently sits outside sequences of analysis, such as testing or deduction. Yet there ...