Archive for October, 2011

Minimalism/Labeques/Kings Place

Saturday, October 29th, 2011

There’s a great mini-festival of Minimalism with the Labeque Sisters at Kings Place at the end of November, who are some of the most incredible musicians I’ve worked with. I remember a Carnival of the Animals at Salisbury Festival some years ago when right up to the moment we went on to perform they were together backstage, relentlessly practising the hard bits…honing, polishing. They are perfectionists, and stunning in concert. There’s a cool video at the bottom of this page about the Kings Place concerts that celebrate 50 years since La Monte Young’s famous NYC happenings.

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Steve Jobs

Friday, October 7th, 2011

“Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything – all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure – these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.

Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice.

Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on. So keep looking until you find it. Don’t settle.”


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Wigmore time correction

Thursday, October 6th, 2011

The concert at the Wigmore Hall in London starts at 5pm, not 7.30pm as previously posted. Sorry for any confusion.

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