Lithuanian composer Gediminas Gelgotas and member of the New Ideas Chamber Orchestra Augusta Jusionytė break from recording at Real World Studios in Box near Bath, to talk about breakfasts, names and contemporary classical.
The Academy of Ancient Music present themselves as a modest, unassuming bunch on stage. Professionals who have studied hard and continue to develop their art by immersing themselves in the music and practise they love. Their work often feels like music produced in labaratory conditions. A band to be cherished.
Because the line between legitimate message and defiant message of equality is blurred, different groups of people with different perceptions of the world will express different views of it. And that means for some news like celebrity gay men announcing they’re soon to be parents is a green light for cynicism.
But cynicism isn’t hate. I still want people who think Elton John and David Furnish’s children are trophy children to come and experience the thing I love. Because I’d rather meet them, look them in the eye and tell them I’m not scared of them, than throw stones from the other side of the playground. And least that way I’ll have listened to them.