Saturday, 19 December 2009
albums of my year #1
hearing arvo part's tabula rasa was as important important a moment in my music education as hearing eno's music for airports was. i have bought all the scant releases since but it wasnt until this year's In Principio that i had similar feelings of wonder from a release. Ivo Watts-Russell, former boss of 4AD Records took me to see Part conduct St John's Passion at the Almedia Chapel in London in the mid 80s and it was astonishing. I owe you a debt of gratitude for that Ivo. I would love to see this work performed there also. I will try and make it happen.