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Saturday September 28, 2019

Glamour Puss


For some time Felicityhas been engaged in a project to produce a Dada-esque book. I have been following progress, viewing the artwork, as she has been phtographing her friends in (conical) costumes of her own creation, along with the most amazing varieties of bread (yes, bread - the sort you eat).
She always had it in mind that I would be phtographed with my Mini car - not realising that I had long moved on to other models - however, this turned out to be a fortuitous setback, as she managed to find some wonderful (and willing) people with an original Mini with which we had a 1960's styled "shoot". I can tell you the "mini" dress was much longer than of that era but I am no longer a teenager so modesty prevailed. I did have a lot of difficulty not collapsing into giggles as Felicity's husband kept up a continual commentry of phtographer's clich├ęs throughout - "work it baby - that's hot!" - which was particularly amusing when spokem by a rather shy academic.

Posted on September 28, 2019 at 4:46 PM. Category: Art and Culture. | Comments (0)

Wednesday September 11, 2019

Proms: more new and old


Prom 71 was Bach Night and following on from last year's wonderful experience, we went for another dose of Bach with some new works as well.

John Butt and his ensemble the Dunedin Consort performed Bach's Orchestral Suites interspersed with four new works from Stuart MacRae, Nico Muhly, Ailie Robertson and Stevie Wishart.

  • Orchestral Suite No. 4 in D major
  • Nico Muhly: Tambourin
  • Orchestral Suite No. 1 in C major
  • Stevie Wishart: The Last Dance?
  • Ailie Robertson: Chaconne
  • Orchestral Suite No. 2 in B minor
  • Stuart MacRae: Courante
  • Orchestral Suite No 3 in D major

Posted on September 11, 2019 at 6:04 PM. Category: Art and Culture. | Comments (0)