John Shand | Music & Other Spheres Posts

March 18, 2019 / Concert Reviews - Archive

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…

March 17, 2019 / Theatre Reviews - Archive

The Joan, March 8 9/10 If those opposite would try the novel experience of piping down and just listening – which I know, technically, is doing two things at once, thereby putting them at full stretch – the point I’d like to make is that this is a show for…

March 16, 2019 / Album Reviews - Archive

OPEN WATER AS A CHILD (Woolgathering) 9/10 If ever an opening line was going to transfix you, “I followed whiskey into the country of Legionella” should do it. The Kerouac-influenced poem Open Water is graffitied through this album in three instalments, written and delivered by John Goode, whose voice is…