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Current Distractions

Thu Aug 30 2012

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Welcome to the first of a new section based around what’s been catching our collective eye… With a variety of different OAE folk taking the helm (this instalment written by me, new boy Matthew Grindon), Current Distractions is our chance to look at things almost as interesting as we are.  We hope you like it and if any of you out there have something to share with us, we’d love to hear it.

…unless it’s a picture of a violinist/clown, we’ve done that.

The Viagra of Classical Music aka The Aspirin to pop culture aka…
Korean violinist Hahn-Bin changes his name to Leopold Amadeus, in a Prince-esque move to shake things up -but rather than being a means to escape his persona, Hahn-Bin states this is his way to ‘embody the renaissance of classical music itself’.

Cheese Grater Amps
Made of Imagination from MTV and Boooom challenges people to make instruments out of…basically anything…find out more below.


“I am not proud of putting people into an emergency medical van, of course…”

Imogen Tilden talks to the team behind Glyndebourne’s landmark production of Handel’s oratorio Theodora, featuring the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment.  No um… no mention of us though Imogen….

Beauty is Embarrassing

This documentary looks at the work of Wayne White, an artist arguably compared to Ruscha.  He’s not too dissimilar to bearded genius Jim Henson either (and that’s a bigger compliment, if you ask me).  Most famous for his Nixon painting, featured as artwork for the brilliant Lambchop, this film looks into what sets White apart from the rest of the art world.

Matthew Grindon, Marketing and Press Assistant.

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