A blog on gigs, music, art and London.

Wednesday, 18 February 2009

Catch Up

It has been a while since I posted due to other stuff happening in my life so thought I would do a quick post summarising what I have been up to in the last month.

I saw 'Of Time And The City' at the PCC at the start of January, a beautiful, absorbing film centred around the recollections of director Terence Davies of growing up in Liverpool. Almost poetic in tone, it looked great on screen and was backed by a beautiful orchestral score with Davies' acerbic commentary proving both funny and moving.

I saw the Francis Bacon exhibition at Tate Britain, shortly before it closed. Dark, bleak stuff.

I saw Elbow record a special show at the Abbey Road studios in St John's Wood. They performed 'The Seldom Seen Kid' from start to finish backed by the BBC Symphony Orchestra and a choir. The songs sounded beautiful with orchestral embellishments. It was great to get the chance to go inside the iconic studios also.

We went along to the Barbican to see the BBC Symphony Orchestra in more familiar surroundings in February, this time performing four pieces by the French composer Tristan Murail.

We also managed to fit in a visit to the magnificent Soho Curzon cinema to see Woody Allen's latest movie 'Vicky Cristina Barcelona'. Very enjoyable and funny.

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