In which we ask none of the big questions, but address a few of the little ones.
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Go ahead—set your drink on it.
The “Concerto Table” doubles as a dining surface and an iPod docking station (speakers are stashed under the lid, keyboard holds the cutlery). No coaster required.
- The invisible orchestra? Perhaps they’ll find the missing newspaper critics and the government funding under there, too.
- If Timothy Mangan is really on the lookout for a few classical music superstars, maybe he should be looking at Mr. Whitacre.
- Meanwhile, however, he’ll be keeping a closer eye on his own desk.
- If classical music alone isn’t fending off the hoodlum thieves anymore, perhaps Mangan should try “Mosquito,” a high-pitched sound “audible only to teenagers.” Concerto for Adolescent, anyone?
- Also in new technology: If you try walking while listening to Nancarrow’s Study No. 37, will your iPod now be able to laugh at you?
- Sir Harrison reportedly charms the crowd at the Ivor Novello Awards: “‘Why is your music so effing loud?’ he asked the predominantly pop-orientated audience…’I didn’t know so many clichés existed until the last half-hour. Have fun. Goodbye.’ It was one of his shorter works.” [via Sequenza21]
- And if you haven’t checked in on Mr. Gann in a while, school’s out and he’s back to blogging—as in 2,200-word-post back.