Most musicians have been encouraged to practice with a metronome at some point. I certainly was, more than once.
At first glance, she was elderly and delicate – a woman in her 90s with a declining memory. But then she sat down at the piano to play.
Two years ago a respected scientist and artistic director of the Bristol Old Vic was thrown out of a concert for attempting to crowd-surf. The show was part of an “accessible and informal” classical music concert.
One culture journalist ditched his carefully curated iTunes library for 12 months to see what would happen. But could he really say goodbye to Future Islands?