Tag: Symphony

  • “Freedom on My Mind”: A Symphony of Voices for Civil Rights

    “Freedom on My Mind”: A Symphony of Voices for Civil Rights

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    What’s the problem with talking heads? What other part of the body do critics want to see talking? I’m suspicious of movies that rely on silence as a sign of mystique; all too often they involve depicting the poor or the unschooled as lacking language. In movies, sound and image are equals, and talk is…

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  • ‘Not a Word’ Director Hanna Slak Talks Truth of Mahler’s 5th Symphony

    ‘Not a Word’ Director Hanna Slak Talks Truth of Mahler’s 5th Symphony

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    “Not a Word,” which is being sold by international sales agency Beta Cinema, will have its world premiere at the Toronto Film Festival in the competitive Platform section. Variety speaks to the film’s writer-director, Hanna Slak, and debuts its trailer. “Not a Word” tells the story of a relationship crisis between a parent and her…

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  • Review: The SF Symphony reveals Busoni in his full glory

    Review: The SF Symphony reveals Busoni in his full glory

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    San Francisco —  Being called by some a failed city, San Francisco struggles to recover from the pandemic. The view from the street is all too often that of an appalling income divide in which the Silicon rich who remain (or return enticed by an AI gold rush) wage war on the unhoused. Even so, San…

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  • The TUBA Chair Is a Tubular Symphony of Aluminum

    The TUBA Chair Is a Tubular Symphony of Aluminum

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    Spanish brand Gandia Blasco Group’s Diabla has added a new chair to its modern outdoor offerings. During Milan Design Week 2023 at Salone del Mobile, they introduced TUBA, a lightweight aluminum stacking chair designed by London-based designer Samuel Wilkinson. The first collaboration between the two, TUBA’s name alludes to its 19 tubular elements, a repetitive arrangement…

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