VIDEO PODCAST: Slava Ukraini! - recorded on 24 February 2022, the day the world woke up to the news that Vladimir Putin's Russian forces had invaded Ukraine. A fifty minute video which also features Caitríona O'Leary and Eric Fraad discussing their new film Island of Saints, and pays tribute to Joseph Horovitz, Malcolm Troup and Maria Nockin.
The memory of the terrorist attacks and tragic loss of so many lives on 11 September 2001 in the USA will probably remain in our hearts and minds for ever. To mark its anniversary, we invite you to read again the correspondence carried by M&V over the weeks following the attacks.
From the perspective of time, two decades later, there's still much mystery surrounding these 9/11 attacks. Independent scientific evidence points to the three destroyed World Trade Center buildings being demolished by controlled demolitions, and there's suspicion of a cover-up of this fact at the time by the US authorities. Could the attacks have been staged as a 'false flag' operation to enable the subsequent US invasion of Afghanistan? The organisation Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth is still trying to find out more.
Ensemble. An Exceptional Violinist - Lisa Batiashvili plays Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto, and Giuseppe Pennisi is impressed
Ensemble. Vividly Projected - The Sitwell Singers' fiftieth anniversary concert, heard by Mike Wheeler
CD Spotlight. Immediately Approachable - Music by Kevin Malone, heard by Howard Smith. '... a fantastical carnival of sound, style and social critique.'
Ensemble. Powerful Stuff - Howard Smith was at the last Vector Wellington Orchestra programme engineered by Christine Pearce
A Useful Survey - Thomas May's 'The John Adams Reader', reviewed by Mike Wheeler
Rosalyn Tureck - A memoir by Jenna Orkin of wtceo.org
Unbreakable spirit - Galina Aleykina reports on a concert at the Ukraine National Opera House in memory of the events of September 11th