Pianist Stephen Hough has called for classical concerts to be overhauled to attract younger audiences.
Two years ago a respected scientist and artistic director of the Bristol Old Vic was thrown out of a concert for attempting to crowd-surf. The show was part of an “accessible and informal” classical music concert.
From John Cage to Korn, musicians have long composed pieces with no sound. Is it a high-brow joke, an exercise in mindfulness – or a severe case of the ‘emperor’s new clothes’?