Category: This & That

Adventures with Random: Episode I

The rules are simple. No 1 Put iTunes or Winamp player on random and list the first eight songs. No.2 Wonder for far longer than is strictly necessary about what the results say about you as a person and the…

Wheel of Misfortune

  Each performance took a tiny strip off of your credibility. It happened so slowly, you didn’t really notice straight away. The money was good and middle class, middle aged soccer moms the world over have chosen you to provide…

Stop, Look and Listen

R Murray Schafer is a Canadian composer renowned for his soundwalks. The idea behind these is that music is all around is if we would just take the time to stop and listen. Train whistles, crickets, the sound of children…

Introducing: Nora LeChat

Miss Mussel has been reading classical music blogs long enough to know that people have been aware of this emerging young pianist for some time. Her fearlessness in programming aleatoric music and finely honed instincts for pushing the boundaries of…