Arts & Ents Opinion

  • 21 March 2015

    VERY little space today, so just the briefest of introductions to a new project, launching in Glasgow tonight, that might prove an important step in the development of the performance of new music.

  • 17 March 2015

    ONE of Katharine Hamnett's oft-used phrases is that we in the UK have become "rotted by comfort".

  • 14 March 2015

    Artist Graham Fagen is representing Scotland at this year's Venice Biennale with a show that takes it cue from Robert Burns's contemplation of a move to Jamaica in the 1780s and the poem The Slave's Lament, as was reported in The Herald this week.

  • 14 February 2015

    At the announcement last week of the concerts and recitals programme for this year's Edinburgh International Festival, several things caught my eye, particularly the number of orchestral works on the programme which are "about" something, whether they have a story to tell or, pictorially, scenes to evoke and images to conjure.

  • 7 February 2015

    When he stood before a capacity house in the Dunard Library at The Hub in Edinburgh on Tuesday, the new director of the Edinburgh International Festival, Fergus Linehan, revealed that there had been some discussion about whether his address would be as curt as that of Brian McMaster or as prolix as Jonathan Mills.

  • 7 February 2015

    Rather unusually, let's have a bit of a concert focus in this week's column.