The Rest is Noise – The Soundtrack to the 20th Century


The ‘Rest is Noise’ festival is an exciting and ambitious year-long exploration of twentieth century classical music. Taking its lead from the Alex Ross book of the same name, the festival will include over 100 events at London’s South Bank Centre, including concerts by the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the Philharmonia Orchestra and the London Sinfonietta. There will also be explorations of the history, politics, art and literature of the period.

Alex Ross’s book ‘The Rest is Noise’ is an incredibly informative and entertaining read and is highly recommended.

Van Gogh and Gauguin in Genova


In the Italian city of Genova for the really excellent ‘Van Gogh e il Viaggio di Gauguin’ exhibition at the Palazzo Ducale. It includes Gauguin’s wonderful ‘Where do we come from? Who are we? Where are we going?’, as well as over thirty works by Van Gogh. Definitely recommended.

Van Gogh

A unique opportunity to see the Gauguin, being exhibited in Europe for the first time.

Gauguin Where do we come from Who are we Where are we goingPaul Gauguin ‘Where do we come from? Who are we? Where are we going?’ (1897 – 98)