Category Archives: music

My interview about Wikipedia, with BBC WM’s Carl Chinn

Andy Mabbett was interviewed, about Wikipedia, on Carl Chinn’s BBC WM radio programme. Continue reading

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Ian Emes’ ‘French Windows’ and Pink Floyd’s ‘One of These Days’ at Ikon

Ian Emes’ video for Pink Floyd’s ‘One of These Days’, ‘French Windows’, is part of an exhibition at Birmingham’s Ikon gallery, until September 2010

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RIP, Richard Wright

0000-0001-5882-6823I’ve met and chatted with, or interviewed, every member of the “classic” (1970s) Pink Floyd, apart from Richard Wright. And now I never will. RIP Richard, the unsung hero of Pink Floyd.

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What would my grandfathers have said?

0000-0001-5882-6823Back in 1996, or thereabouts, I gave a presentation to a meeting of my then colleagues and senior managers, and said something to the effect that the web, and the technologies that were emerging alongside it, would “change the way … Continue reading

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Unknown Beethoven symphony discovered!

0000-0001-5882-6823I heard a new — to me — piece of music the other evening, It was on ClassicFM‘s rather lovely ‘The Full Works‘, the late evening show which plays whole pieces, rather than the shorter snippets featured during the day. … Continue reading

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Daughters of Albion review

Andy Mabbett’s review of ‘Daughters of Albion’ at Birmingham Town Hall.

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Free music, courtesy of your library

0000-0001-5882-6823I lay awake last night (or rather, early this morning) listening to Radio 3, and heard some wonderful music by Paul Gilson, a composer I’d never previously even heard of. The pieces were all delightful, and were “La captive”, “Andante and Scherzo … Continue reading

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