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Romy the Cat


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What to do in England?
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It might happen that I will be visiting UK this summer. I do not know who they consider themselves as part of what and I a bit confused names. It most like will be London and drive by across Ireland.  I wonder what from audio perspective might be worth attention in there.

For sure I do not ask what to do in UK generally and for sure I have no interest to use my trip as some kind of audio exploration.  Still if I know that in the direction of my trip would be somebody or something that might be stimulating to experience from audio perspective then I would not mind to include it into my plan.  What I would like to hear is some kind an ambitions installation (probobly no more that one) by people who have proper audio orientation, something the would be different and something that I am not accustomed home. I would like the installation to be complete and the owner to be happy with it, I do not want to waste my time debugging it for somebody. It shall not be ambitions installation from perspective of sq feet of horn mouths but it need to be ambitions from sonic perspective – I would like to experience very serious sound and I less care now it will be done.

Let me know if you have any ideas and you might contact me privately for this matter.

Rgs, Romy the Cat


"I wish I could score everything for horns." - Richard Wagner. "Our writing equipment takes part in the forming of our thoughts." - Friedrich Nietzsche
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scooter
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England - non audio
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Romy,

My former boss was in London every week and insisted that I spend some serious time in the museums. They are absolutely incredible and in a completely different league from the Smithsonian.

He recommended the Imperial War Museum, V&A Museum, and Design Museums as "not to be missed." I wholeheartedly agree. I have no interest in war whatsoever but the Imperial War Museum was outstanding. There was also an industrial museum worth visiting but I don't remember the name; impressive how much technology came out of England and France during the industrial revolution.

London's other traditional art museums are obviously worth a visit but that is obvious.
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Wojtek
Pinckney (MI), United States
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Living Voice Vox Olympian
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Maybe you could find the time to visit Living Voice studio and listen to yacht  horn speakers with Pinokio nose  and report your impressions ? Personally I'd skip all that and go to orchestra halls and listen to some life music.  Peter Walker once said that Hifi in given country  is inversely popular to quality of food and beauty of women  and England is the best example of that trend )
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cv
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England and hifi
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That may have been true in Walker's day but now we have the smallest speakers and the biggest women in Europe...
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Romy the Cat


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United Kingdom in June
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Thanks, guys. I got a few direct emails with various ideas.  I am thinking to go in June, to escape the pre-Olympic rash. I do not know when and where, juts collection sensations at this point. I have no problems with non-audio part of the trip, end even it will be very much NOT audio travel I still would like to maintain the subject of this thread (alike the subject of this site) as strictly audio-related.

A site reader did send an email to me advising the listen Vox Olympian at Definitive Audio in Nottingham. That might be interesting as I never heard the Vox Olympian and would like to hear what is the story wit that Pinokio nose and what kind sound there were able to get from my S2 driver. I see two minor problems with that. If I drive from London to Ireland then Nottingham is not exactly on my way. So, I need to educate myself what kind non-audio interests I might have in Nottingham and I that hook. The biggest concern that I have is not my traveling itinerary but my fear that the show room in Definitive Audio is just a dealer show room. I do not want to see or talk with sales people but would rather to meet and talk with Kevin Scott, the guy who designed and voiced the Vox Olympian. So, I would like to hear his personal permanent installation of Vox Olympian, not the thing that they have in dealer room. In the dealer rooms the context of speaker, electronics, the room setup, the location of elements and many other important and sensitive things is constantly change, to reflect the demands of a new customer that come into the room and the agenda of the brands that need to be pushed. I have no interests in all of it and I would rather prefect to hear Vox Olympian setup by a guy who have only one listening environment and do it for own satisfaction not to please customers. I think that Kevin Scott might be the guy but at this point I do not know a lot neither about him not about his listening preferences or conditions.

Benard Haitink will be conduction LSO in Londo’s Barbican hall with Bruckner 7 and on June 25 he will be leading Royal College of Music at Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall with Bruckner 8, thanks, Gintaras. Both events looks attractive even thought I did not consider bringing a suite to the trip. In the past I did buying a suites locale and then ship it home after a convenient – very convenient and I might do it again. James, (op.9) are any interesting chamber event will take place in UK in June?

The Cat


"I wish I could score everything for horns." - Richard Wagner. "Our writing equipment takes part in the forming of our thoughts." - Friedrich Nietzsche
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cv
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No jacket required....
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Generally these things aren't that formal... certainly not the Barbican, and I don't imagine the RCM would be any different.

In fact, I can't remember the last time I had to dig out my top hat and monocle...
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Romy the Cat


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That is very nice to know.
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Thanks, CV, this is very nice to know. I hope that since it is off the season that it will be less formal.  I remember during my last trip in Europe I was traveling with no luggage at all, in sandals, shorts with proverbial umbrella and monkey on my shoulder  I did feel a need to buy more conventional dress when I went to civilized places but I did not want to care all those things with me.


"I wish I could score everything for horns." - Richard Wagner. "Our writing equipment takes part in the forming of our thoughts." - Friedrich Nietzsche
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decoud
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Glyndebourne...
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...may amuse you... http://glyndebourne.com/season/tickets-whats-on
But you would have to bring black tie. Or a tuxedo, to put it in North American. 
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