Category: This & That

‘Musical Anatomy’ By Shawn Feeny

From Chris Foley via Twitter comes news of a rather unusual set of drawings on display at COUNTERPULSE in San Francisco. Artist Shawn Feeny has combined human heads with musical instruments in a way that is vaguely reminiscent of Cyril…

“You’ve an awful nerve to do that.”

A second episode of archive-diving in aid of not doing the work Miss Mussel is supposed to be doing has proved to very illuminating re: the repeated persecution of horn players in the courts of New York State. Interested readers,…

Musical Sudoku

Miss Mussel hasn’t to date discovered what all the fuss is about in Sudoku-land. Crosswords are enjoyable way to pass a bus journey but the pleasure of unlocking Sudoku patterns has remained a rather mysterious one. Until today, that is….

Vancouver Symphony 2009-10 Season Highlights

The latest Canadian performing arts organization to announce their plans for the 2009/10 season is The Vancouver Symphony. 3400km to the west of Toronto, Vancouver hugs the very western edge of mainland Canada and takes great delight in only needing…

Beta

Those that are reading via feedreader may not have noticed the intermittent flashes of bizzarerie that have popped up on The OM these last few days. Miss Mussel has a terrible habit of editing websites live rather than on her…

Bless

Combine this with your free DG download and you’re guaranteed a home run tomorrow.

A Song For Your Sweetheart

Deutsche Grammophon has gone all weak at the knees and is allowing lov3rs everywhere to download a free track from their special Valentine’s Day Collection at the DG Shop. There are the usual super cheese collections of opera arias and…

National Ballet of Canada: 2009/10 Season

Alternative Title: News From The City That Thinks It Is The Capital The National Ballet of Canada has announced its 2009/10 season and there looks to be some crackers in the line-up. There is also an extraordinary amount of Tchaikovsky….

Why Internet TV Is The Future

Go here. Push the pink play button. Slide over to 36:00. Take note of what the horns do at 36:25 Stand in awe of Dvorak’s mad prescience skillz. Sure, he was all about incorporating native American music into his own…

Anti-Wagner Billboards To Run On London Buses

Well, sort of. In the sense that they’re not but they should and thanks to the wonderful world of the internet, Miss Mussel can create her own reality and pretend that they are. Wikiality, people. The lack of comment in…

Toronto Symphony 2009/2010 Season Highlights

The Toronto Symphony Orchestra announced its 2009/10 lineup on Tuesday. There is a reasonable amount of new music happening as part of the annual New Creations Festival but as far as balancing new rep out throughout the season, the programmers…

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra 2009/10 Season Highlights

The art of programming a full symphony season is utterly fascinating. What is considered first? Money, audience, the music? Is there a secret formula of new vs. comfort that is guaranteed to work? Tis the season announcing the 2009/10 season…

Obviously

From Horndog via MusicalPerceptions comes these 45 seconds of genius. There are some swears, so if that matters where you’re listening, the post will still be here when you get home.

How Do You Get To Carnegie Hall?

Ummm… you rent it. And that is precisely what Canadian tenor Ken Lavigne did on 22nd January. Lavigne is from Vancouver Island on the West Coast of Canada. Victoria, the island’s largest city, has metropolitan population of roughly 330,000 people…