To See the Invisible, Emily Howard

‘And then they found me guilty, and then they pronounced me invisible, for a span of one year’ Robert Silverberg, To See the Invisible Man Condemned for a ‘crime of coldness’ by an authoritarian regime, The Invisible is cast adrift from society. All human interaction is outlawed. This life of isolation leads to strange, vicarious thrills…

To See the Invisible, Emily Howard

‘And then they found me guilty, and then they pronounced me invisible, for a span of one year’ Robert Silverberg, To See the Invisible Man Condemned for a ‘crime of coldness’ by an authoritarian regime, The Invisible is cast adrift from society. All human interaction is outlawed. This life of isolation leads to strange, vicarious thrills…

Music more than words: Britten and Tippett at the Aldeburgh Festival

Although I had undoubtedly come to Snape that evening solely in order to hear Ian Bostridge sing Britten and Tippett, I left feeling the most astonished, and exhilarated, by Britten’s extraordinary String Quartet no. 1, played with blistering skill and forensic intensity by the Arcadia Quartet. Britten’s String Quartet no. 1 had a tremulous, magical opening into which…