Live George Benjamin

Who among us would not want to be at the Aix-en-Provence Festival? Since the press announcement landed in my in-box at the beginning of this year, I’ve thought about it every day. The pleasure of attendance would be two-fold: to enjoy great music in a beautiful locale, and to know that I had achieved some success in life that would allow me to enjoy great music in a beautiful locale. Perhaps, someday …

But until then I, and you, can tune into medici.tv Saturday, 11:00am EST. No misprint, because the world premiere of George Benjamin’s Written on Skin begins at that time in Aix-en-Provence, and it will be streaming at the site. And catch the New York Philharmonic 360 program while you’re at it.

gtra1n

I'm a composer and musician, and I write about music—I do that here, for the New York Classical Review, at the Brooklyn Rail (I edit the music section there) and any place else that will have me, like New Music Box and Music & Literature. I also wrote the Miles Davis' Bitches Brew book in the 33 1/3 series.