Preview: Blank Canvas

By Amanda Last edited 113 months ago
Preview: Blank Canvas
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Classical music is usually associated with stuffy affairs, getting dressed up nice and sitting in a theatre for a few hours, but it doesn't have to be so. If small sweaty clubs and electronic noise is more your speed, then the return of Blank Canvas is an excellent opportunity to get in touch with your cultured side while indulging in some dance beats and heavy visual stimuli.

The club night is relaunching tomorrow at 93 Feet East hosted by concert pianist Will Dutta who will also helm a DJ set. The evening will feature soprano/flautist/autoharpist Elizabeth Walling with the Stanford Quartet and the percussion-driven Powerplant. Take this opportunity to venture towards the more experimental or traditional.

Blank Canvas: Thursday, 6 November, 93 Feet East. Advanced tickets are £6 through We Got Tickets. For more information, see the Blank Canvas Myspace.

Image of Elizabeth Walling courtesy of Margaret London.

Last Updated 05 November 2008

max_sang

"Classical music is usually associated with stuffy affairs, getting dressed up nice and sitting in a theatre for a few hours"

Oh FFS I know loads of people who go to classical concerts and not one of them 'dresses up nice'. Do you live in the 1960's?

SallyB2

But classical music DOES still have a stuffy image. The fact that you and your friends, and indeed I and my friends, go to concerts in jeans and trainers does not detract from the fact that a scary number of people know nothing about the genre.
This club night sounds aces.

max_sang

Sorry, that came across as quite bad-tempered, didn't it. You're right about its image, of course, but I suppose what annoyed me is how it's caricatured all the time in the media which scares people off who otherwise might give it a try and be pleasantly surprised.