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Mar
18
2019

SILKROAD ENSEMBLE

Concert Hall, March 9 7/10 The Silk Road was a network rather than a specific route. In this regard Silkroad Ensemble is well-named, with its variable personnel and repertoire bridging the musical divide between East and West. But whereas trade was the ancient network’s obvious purpose, here the music sometimes seemed lost in a labyrinth […]

Mar
3
2019

MARY COUGHLAN

Foundry 616, February 22 8/10 Mary Coughlan is still casting her earthy, Irish spells, as she has been doing for 35 years. The chief ingredient in her incantations is hardly unique: emotional truth should be a basic building-block of all singing and all art. Setting Coughlan’s espousal of this candour apart are the other spells […]

Feb
15
2019

ALON ILSAR/HINTERLANDT

107 Projects, February 7 6.5/10 Attending Alon Ilsar’s performance this time was ever more like peeking around the corner of the time-space continuum and glimpsing the future. It was there in the technology and its use, the presentation and, to a lesser extent, the music itself. The interrelationship between process and product is eternally fascinating. […]