Monday, 5 December 2011

Seen and heard - November 2011

"Living in the Material World" (film biography of George Harrison, on TV) - the quiet but interesting Beatle
"Strictly Gershwin" (ENB Ballet, at Milton Keynes Theatre)
The Invincible, by Stanislaw Lem (1964 hardcore SF novel from the innovative Polish writer, author of Solaris and The Cyberiad)
"The Making of the Drum" (choral piece by Bob Chilcott) - sung with chamber choir Polymnia, powerful African-inspired text on the sacred process involving death (killing the goat, cutting the tree) and voices ("speak when we touch you")
"The Elusive Technological Future" - John Naughton's keynote speech at Alt-C in September 2011.

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