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Imagining Hy Brasil

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Chris Watson, sound artist for BBC TV's award-winning Frozen Planet, describes his creation Hy Brasil - an enchanted island, hidden in fog somewhere off the coast of Ireland.  Read More

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Penguin Café: Reflections On A Dream

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The story goes that Penguin Café Orchestra was conceived in a dream. The Orchestra played in the Penguin Café, a place of warmth and happiness in an otherwise spiritless monotonous country, empty of emotion, life or community. Read More

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An interview with Howard Shelley

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Howard Shelley, one of the most prominent English pianists of his generation, shares his thoughts on performing in Kirklees and his excitement for what will be his first public performance with his son. Read More

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Composed performers

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Ahead of The Prince Consort's performance at the Howard Assembly Room on 24 January, Alistair Hogarth shares his thoughts on the relationship between singers and composers. Read More

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