Review: Tár

I ran off to watch this on an afternoon when I was feeling poorly and annoyed and irritated. I didn’t know it was three hours long. When my ass in the chair told me it had really been more than two hours I checked my phone. So it’s not that it dragged at all. It…

The Teacher Learns

We all have our ways of coping with despair: one of mine is learning something new. You may not be too surprised to learnt that my lovely theremins have led me to the ‘rabbit hole’ that is synths in general and perhaps most dauntingly, modular synths in particular. I have become a knob twiddler. It’s…

Film for a Friday: The Sensual Nature of Sound

THE SENSUAL NATURE OF SOUND (1993) 4 Composers Laurie Anderson, Tania León, Meredith Monk, Pauline Oliveros Dir: Michael Blackwood Yes, getting the most out of my Kanopy account and distracting me from being on a treadmill so I don’t just think about the capitalist grind of our lives in the midst of a pandemic. Also…