Magazine article The Spectator

CUL T U R E N O T E S Critical Meltdown

Magazine article The Spectator

CUL T U R E N O T E S Critical Meltdown

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If the River of Music put you in the mood for stimulating sounds on the banks of the Thames, next week's Meltdown at the Southbank Centre, also part of the London 2012 Festival, is welltimed. Meltdown's later-than-usual slot should earn it a little reflected Olympic glory, though it's hard to imagine anyone less suggestive of healthful outdoor pursuits than this year's curator, surname-free singer and visual artist Antony (above), who looks as if he has spent his life shunning daylight in some windowless New York dive.

Antony has put together a line-up of radical musicians and performance artists, wanting, he says, 'to create a kind of paradise' in which his fellow demi-mondaines can 'reject patriarchy in its myriad virulent and apocalyptic manifestations'. …

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