June 17th, 2011
Normally on a Tuesday morning I’m sat at a desk at work in Somerset House. Three days ago however, I did something rather different: I went to a well known building in London to test out a new iPad-based game-cum-tour they had set up around a preexisting exhibition of theirs. It was designed for schoolchildren, the idea being that the game/tour would get them to look carefully around the exhibition for certain clues in order to solve a riddle and so forth. In essence, it’s designed to make the static exhibition much more interactive.
June 9th, 2011
A few weeks back, I got in to a little discussion at one of my workplaces about Michael Nyman, and someone who had recently been to a concert featuring some of his music recommended to me a particular piece of which I’d never heard: Musique à Grande Vitesse. It’s a piece which was commissioned to celebrate the opening of a French high-speed rail line, which you may not think is something that corresponds much to music but… having got around to finally seeking it out on Spotify earlier today, I found I really rather liked the piece, although I do generally like Nyman’s style anyway, as someone who is interested in minimalism myself.