News featuring Ochre

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’15 Feb 5 Thu

Thursday 5th February

’13 Oct 9 Wed

Wednesday 9th October

  • Eden regained: World's oldest public cinema re-opens after restoration

    La Ciotat's Eden music hall, built in 1889, tops £5.5m refurbishment with black-and-white movie billing

    When the Lumière brothers screened one of their first moving pictures – The Arrival of a Train at La Ciotat Station – at the Eden theatre at the close of the 19th century, it was said that some of those present were so shocked by the life-like images that they leapt from their seats in terror to flee the oncoming steam locomotive.

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  • Transatlantic Sessions returns to confirm longevity is all about roots | Emma John

    It might be nearly two decades old, but the Anglo-American musical mash-up continues to weather the test of time

    Americans love an origin story. Speak to a US citizen in a British accent, and they'll soon be telling you – with a straight face, and broad vowels – how they themselves are English, or Welsh, or Irish. A large number will claim to be "Scots-Irish", as if their parents were born on the ferry from Larne to Troon.

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’13 Jun 30 Sun

Sunday 30th June

  • Yunupingu farewelled with tears and music

    Politicians pay respects, but family and friends take centre stage at memorial for giant of indigenous music, education and politics

    Australia has said a public farewell to one of the country's leading indigenous figures, Dr Yunupingu, in a state memorial service attended by hundreds of people from all over the country, and broadcast live on two national television channels.

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’11 Oct 20 Thu

Thursday 20th October

  • Andrew Cronshaw: The Unbroken Surface of Snow – review

    (Cloud Valley/Proper)

    Andrew Cronshaw is a bravely experimental British composer and multi-instrumentalist who is also a journalist. His last album, the much-praised Ochre, released seven years ago, matched English folk melodies against Middle Eastern instrumentation. Here he is joined by three other musicians, including Tigran Aleksanyan, a master of the Armedian duduk, for drifting and mostly instrumental compositions that include echoes of British or Armenian traditional melodies. Three tracks are duets with Aleksanyan, with Cronshaw playing the gently chiming zither, whistles, pipes or the enormous Slovak fujara flute. There's a solo zither treatment of a stirring Scottish traditional melody, and the remarkable 34-minute title track, based on a Finnish creation myth, on which zither and duduk are joined by clarinet, saxophone and singer Sanna Kurki-Suonio, apparently improvising the melody that suddenly enlivens this delicate, haunting exercise in glacial mood music.

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’11 Jun 3 Fri

Friday 3rd June

  • Insiders' guide to Greece

    Greece has thousands of islands – and beautiful spots on the mainland – but which is best for you? Click to skip to our experts' picks for history, for families, for food, for walking trips and more

    THE BEST PLACE FOR … BEACHES Skiathos – Sporades

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’11 Apr 30 Sat

Saturday 30th April

  • Salzburg Easter festival/Rattle; The Rite of Spring/Volkov CBSO – review

    Salzburg; Birmingham

    Fourteen months ago, scandal nearly destroyed the Salzburg Easter festival. This annual event, founded by Herbert von Karajan in 1967, is a compact, private version of the more extended and glitzy summer festival, held amid the baroque splendour of Mozart's home city. Alleged fraud, an attempted suicide and ongoing criminal investigations gave unwanted colour to an enterprise in which the atmosphere is familial – the Karajan family are still closely involved – artistic standards paramount, a shared passion for music the lifeblood.

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’10 Jun 12 Sat

Saturday 12th June

  • Terezín: music from a Nazi ghetto

    The Terezín ghetto near Prague was home to a remarkable array of renowned Czech musicians, composers and theatrical artists, writing and performing as they and their fellow Jewish inmates awaited an unknown fate in Auschwitz. Ahead of a London concert to commemorate their lives and work, Ed Vulliamy talks to some of the survivors who remembered them

    The drawing shows a performance by a string trio, to a small audience. A suited man rests his head on one hand, his left elbow on the arm of his chair; he wears an inward stare of meditative immersion in the music. Next to him, a little girl sits on a low chair, feet tucked in beneath her. A couple are seen from the rear, sitting on a bench, the man's arm around his lady's shoulder. The musicians' faces are hidden, but nevertheless, something in this picture communicates the poignant beauty of…

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’10 May 18 Tue

Tuesday 18th May

  • The Drag City Newsletter, May 18, 2010


    Welcome back to Drag City. Music is bigger than ever! We’ve got a handful of new releases set for every month of this year, and we expect that all of them will become a part of your playlist sometime soon – whether or not you buy them, bitch. But we’re not thinking about that right now. No, we’ve got a movie opening somewhere as we speak. You’ll hear about that in a minute or so, just keep reading…and we’ve got a stable full of bands touring through Europe right now, from the outhouse (Monotonix) to the opera house (Joanna Newsom and – if you’re lucky – Alasdair Roberts). Back on U.S. soil, we’ve got Bert Jansch of Scotland opening gigs for Neil Young of Canada. And you still think we’re a local label? Wake the fuck up. Meanwhile, we’re working on limited-edition, essentially privately pressed CDs…

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