Three observations about the Karlheinz Stockhausen festival

Wednesday 12 November 2008

  • This was the most polyglot audience I’d seen at a concert series. A number of people had clearly gone out of their way to be there.
  • These gigs had the highest proportion I’ve seen of punters bringing scores with them. Not necessarily the scores for the pieces being played that night.
  • Queen Elizabeth Hall evidently has wi-fi. I hope the guy with the laptop in row K won whatever he was bidding for on eBay.
(The highlights post will appear tomorrow.)