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I feel I should add that Lilia's summation of Faustus-as-character was "He's a total cunt".

Yes cast members did hear this.


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Went to see/interview people about A walk on part - which is based on Chris Mullin's diaries (Chris Mullin was a backbencher MP who stood down the last election.) It was *excellent*


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Went to the Douglas Adams Virtual 60th Birthday Party last night at the Hammersmith Apollo. It was a mixture of sketches, comedy, science, film and music. It had some pretty big names there (although funnily enough, one of the ones I was most looking forward to, Terry Jones, in the end I found rather uninteresting). Most of it was just brilliant, funny and touching.

It finished up with Douglas' "house band", which had Procol Harem joined by Dave Gilmour and various others. (Watching Jodi Linscott, Van Morrison's drummer, made me wonder whether, despite my tin ear and my advanced age, I could learn the drums: she was just wonderful.)

I took my kid with me. He's now seen Dave Gilmour sing, live "Wish You Were Here" (which was pretty emotional, given the context) and Gary Brooker sing and play, live, "A Whiter Shade Of Pale". It was magic.

(Oh, and my kid experienced this science, comedy and musical extravaganza while dressed as a Viking, of course.)


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Hive, I really hope I can track down some video of that 'cos it sounds amazing!


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That sounds like a really fun time! And Kidlet once again ups the Awesome by dressing as a Viking. Big Grin

I haven't done much Culture lately, but on Saturday I'm taking my best friend and her boyfriend to a concert as her birthday present. Well, a movie. Well, both actually - it's Nosferatu accompanied live by a pianist, a choir and a soprano soloist. It's a special performance for the movie's 90th anniversary. I am quite excited!
 
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Ceri that sounds like a great time!

We went and saw jazz trio The Bad Plus play Stravinsky's "Rite of Spring" on Saturday night. In theory it was culture, but I just thought it was weird. Razz

<--- Not a classical music fan.

I had much more fun playing shuffleboard and doing pull-tabs at the pub afterwards!


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*does pufferfish imitation* How can anyone not like classical music!? Out! OUT, you... you philistine!
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But seriously, why don't you like classical music? I'm just curious, really. Maybe you just haven't been exposed to it as much, or to the wrong kind. My family has always been very musical, so a lot of my all-time favourite music is classical: I love me some Beethoven (the original Metalhead, yeah! Big Grin), or Vivaldi's "Four Seasons", or Smetana's "Moldova", or Mussorgsky's "Pictures at an Exhibition", or Mendelssohn's "Midsummer Night's Dream" suite, or Orff's "Carmina Burana", or Edvard Grieg (especially when played by four mad Finns on cellos)...
 
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I don't mind classical, but I don't like jazz.


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Hive, I really hope I can track down some video of that 'cos it sounds amazing!

They did film it, so I'm hoping!


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*does pufferfish imitation* How can anyone not like classical music!? Out! OUT, you... you philistine!
Razz

But seriously, why don't you like classical music? I'm just curious, really. Maybe you just haven't been exposed to it as much, or to the wrong kind. My family has always been very musical, so a lot of my all-time favourite music is classical: I love me some Beethoven (the original Metalhead, yeah! Big Grin), or Vivaldi's "Four Seasons", or Smetana's "Moldova", or Mussorgsky's "Pictures at an Exhibition", or Mendelssohn's "Midsummer Night's Dream" suite, or Orff's "Carmina Burana", or Edvard Grieg (especially when played by four mad Finns on cellos)...


I don't know!

I don't actively dislike classical music, it's just not something that I ever go out of my way to listen to. And even that has it's exceptions. I once cleaned the kitchen while listening to O Fortuna and Mars from the Planets Suite and felt like the most bad-ass person ever. Big Grin


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*does pufferfish imitation* How can anyone not like classical music!? Out! OUT, you... you philistine!
Razz

But seriously, why don't you like classical music? I'm just curious, really...

Speaking for myself, I find classical is usually less personal. It's music of technique and skill, and as I lack the skills to listen, I find I don't experience the feelings I do when I hear music that moves me.

The music I love bypasses language and hits me in the unconscious. I just don't feel classical music that way.


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I'd agree with that partly- the classical music I listen to is generally stuff that I've sung, or played, or someone I know has, or I want to sing- if I can't imagine what it's like to perform it, it doesn't have as much meaning.
 
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Originally posted by Ceridwen:
*does pufferfish imitation* How can anyone not like classical music!? Out! OUT, you... you philistine!
Razz

But seriously, why don't you like classical music? I'm just curious, really...

Speaking for myself, I find classical is usually less personal. It's music of technique and skill, and as I lack the skills to listen, I find I don't experience the feelings I do when I hear music that moves me.

The music I love bypasses language and hits me in the unconscious. I just don't feel classical music that way.

This is so weird - I feel the exact opposite way. When you say it's less personal and doesn't bypass language or hit you in the unconscious... that's what classical music does best for me. It feels personal, it needs no words, and it goes straight to my gut and makes me feel. It is so evocative, I can just lose myself in it.
And I don't think you need any special skills to listen to classical music. For me, it's (almost) never about the skill of the player or composer - it's pure emotion. I just close my eyes and let the movie in my brain play out. Sometimes it's a landscape (e.g. Smetana's "Moldova"), sometimes it's just colours and shapes (e.g. Ravel's "Bolero"). Whatever your brain produces is right for you, even if it's just black.
 
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So, silent film with live music? Awe. Some.
Even if some of the choir members were a bit off from time to time, and some of the stuff they had to sing made the audience giggle ("Miiiiiiiiiiii - Nananananaananana - Meeeeeeeeeeeeeeh..."). Totally worth the rather steep price of admission. And the conductor/pianist/composer gave a very entertaining introduction ("Unfortunately, we don't have any programmes because I, apparently, don't know the difference between week days and business days. They'll be here on Wednesday, if you want to come by the office to pick one up. [...] I won't bore you with too many details of the film's reconstruction, you can read that in your programmes... " *realisation* *facepalm*). XD
 
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On Thursday I went to my local theatre and saw The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime and it was very very good.

After the horrid experience both of cinema audiences and bad films that was batman, it renewed my joy of cinema (although the old lady behind me noisly moving seat showed that it's not just young people who don't always know how to behave Wink )

Its going to show in various theatres in the US & Canada later this month, go for it North America Based Peoples!

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Book of Mormon is good. If anyone's wondering.


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I was, since I saw the 'hello' song at the start of one of the Tony's. Hopefully it will tour at some point. I did miss Avenue Q though, life just got too busy at that time.


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I'm going to see Sleepy Hollow, the ballet, next month. Quite looking forward to seeing how the story is in that form.


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i am super excited to go and see Tamsin Grieg in "Woman On The Verge Of A Nervous Breakdown" in March. i'm a bit in love with her.


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