2020 has been a very different year. Among all of the chaos and uncertainty, none of which I will go into, it’s felt very strange to be carrying on with this project at times.
I’ve been working hard in the background and I’m still getting round to putting it all on the website, so watch this space. In the meantime, here are some of the places plainsightSOUND has been mentioned that you might have missed.
- As It Comes Podcast – The As It Comes Podcast is hosted by cellist, Davina Shum. I spoke to her way back on Episode 5, but you should check out the rest of her guests too.
- Music Matters – Race, equality and music – I featured as a contributor in this episode where Kate Molleson hosts an online panel discussion on issues relating to race and equality within the classical music industry.
- The Listening Service – Is it canon? – Tom Service discuses the classical music canon – who decides what’s in and what’s out? Can it and should it change?
I’ve added a few more recommendations to the resources list. Highlights include broadcasts/podcasts, links to Castles of our Skins, Nate Holder’s work on decolonising music education and more. Take a look and recommend anything that you think could be added.
One of my favourite parts of plainsightSOUND is being able to direct people on the most up-to-date sources, so it was brilliant to get an email this week clarifying where some of Chevalier de Saint-Georges’ works have been most recently available. These have been updated in the database, including direct links where possible.