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THE BALANESCU QUARTET@THE SPITZ/BALKAN FEVER NOTE! (review)

PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2007 1:36 am
by garth cartwright
This was certainly not going to be the usual for me: Violinist Alexander Balanescu leads a contemporary classical quartet, not a form of music I’m particularly familiar with. Don’t get me wrong – I love classical music and own a few contemporary CDs (Goreki, Reich, Glass and co’ – yes, the really obvious ones) but how to describe the evening’s music? Difficult seeing I tend to enjoy classical as home listening but very rarely make the effort to read about it. Balanescu I at least knew was from Romania and had worked with a variety of musicians from different fields – I believe he was signed to Mute at some point – but beyond that I’m a novice here.

I arrive to find singer-songwriter Ada Milea on stage. Milea is also Romanian and “singer-songwriterâ€

PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2007 2:51 pm
by Seb Merrick
NOT at Cargo - Ivo is at Islington Carling Academy, hence relatively early times - doors 6-10pm