Iain Cameron's Diary
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2013-06-14 - 9:45 a.m.
The new pieces on the Widget above are Macaroon Umbrage Grammar and Em Thought Resistance Drone. All the tunes visible on the upper Widget could do with some attention if you could manage it. Over and Under is new on the Widget below.
Yesterday I went to Bishopsgate to hear Song in the City. I met Bette outside the hall. It was the second in a series of three featuring Poulenc and Britten.
Cathie sang first - a set of French folk songs set by Britten - and last a Spanish song by Poulenc. There were 3 other singers - a soprano, a tenor and a baritone. The tenor sang three of Britten's settings of Michelangelo sonnets. I have heard these performed before but not with a tenor. The baritone sang Poulenc's Polish folk songs very effectively as he is a Polish speaker. Even by SitC's standards it was an excellent event. I had lunch in the nearby pub after - Bette had to rush back to Sedge.
There was an em from Chris T at Cambridge recommending Nancy Cartwright who is prof of Philosophy at Durham. She was married at one time to Ian Hacking whose writing I enjoy. I ordered her book on evidence based policy.