Concluding the series of blog entries from international launches in Asia, Head of Communications Susie Burnet tells us about her stay in Beijing.
The Festival's Head of Communications Susie Burnet gives her insights into the latest Festival launch in Korea
Having last week launched in Paris and Dublin we are now in Korea. At the moment our Director Jonathan Mills is taking an hour in the schedule to deliver a lecture and engage students of the Institute of Convergence Science at the University of Yonsei in a conversation about what festivals are, how they are placed and embody a sense of place and how culture is currently evolving both with and in response to modern technological innovations.
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Today we announce the appointment of Fergus Linehan as the Director Designate of the Edinburgh International Festival. The post begins on a part time basis on 1 May 2013 to allow time to plan for his first Festival in 2015. Fergus will become Festival Director and Chief Executive of the Festival full time from 1 October 2014.
Public booking opened on 23rd March and the box office here at The Hub became a hot bed of activity. As Festival goers waited patiently to buy those all-important tickets, we took the opportunity to find out what they thought of the programme for this year’s Edinburgh International Festival.
Tod Machover, of Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab, has been described by the Los Angeles Times as ‘America’s most wired composer’ and is famed for his music technology inventions that include a Hypercello for Yo-Yo Ma and the innovations behind the computer game sensation that is Guitar Hero.
‘It is the role of the artist to think differently, to offer us provocations and inspiring contrasts to our everyday lives. Artists’ innovation in everyday materials has played a key role in the evolution of artistic techniques and thinking, and how we experience the world. We celebrate this interaction through historical as well as contemporary work.
The five members of France’s celebrated wind ensemble discuss their work, fresh from their Queen’s Hall recital, with Richard Morrison, chief music critic of The Times.