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2010: A Miscellany

As the end of the year ap­proaches, here are some of the best things that I have read, seen and heard in the past twelve months. Two major, large-scale per­form­ances this au­tumn made an im­pact on me. The London Sinfonietta’s con­cert of Lachenmann at the Southbank Centre in October was one. I already knew the […]

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“The point is to change it”

If we re­main grot­esquely un­equal, we shall lose all sense of fra­ternity: and fra­ternity, for all its fatuity as a polit­ical ob­jective, turns out to be the ne­ces­sary con­di­tion of politics it­self.” I’ve just got round to fin­ishing Tony Judt’s ex­cel­lent essay on the im­port­ance of the state printed in the Guardian Review the weekend […]

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    Chris Swithinbank is a British-Dutch com­poser who works with both acoustic in­stru­ments and elec­tronic sounds. He is cur­rently a stu­dent at Harvard University with Chaya Czernowin.
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