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Network: My Technology - Anne Dudley - Hi-tech in harmony

Oscar-winning musician Anne Dudley explains how she composes film soundtracks

The Guillotine: Twentieth-Century Classics That Won't Last - No 23: Erik Satie

If for no other accomplishment, Erik Satie deserves to be remembered as the inventor of Muzak. He didn't invent the word - musique d'ameublement or "furniture music" was his favoured term - but the intention was identical. It was music designed not to be listened to but to orchestrate silence, just as contemporary Muzak orchestrates what would otherwise be the self- conscious silence of a hotel elevator.

Music: Revenge of the sound pirates

Trevor Horn and Paul Morley launched The Art of Noise on an unsuspecting world in 1983. Now they're back.

The Critics: Music - Form follows dysfunction

Pelleas et Melisande Glyndebourne, Sussex Otello Barbican, London The Damnation of Faust Royal Festival Hall, London Pocket Opera of Nuremberg Covent Garden Festival, London

Love, death and a chandelier

DEBUSSY'S PELLEAS ET MELISANDE GLYNDEBOURNE

Travel: France: Global Agenda

Spain

Still small voice of calm

No thundering Wotan here... John Tomlinson is back. And this time it's stately.

Arts: The long and winding road

Classical: ENDLESS PARADE; BBC SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA/ SIR ANDREW DAVIS ROYAL FESTIVAL HALL LONDON

Arts: Classical: A pianist's progress

BORIS BEREZOVSKY ST JOHN'S SMITH SQUARE LONDON MARIA JOaO PIRES BARBICAN LONDON

Music: Notes from a quiet life

David Sylvian isn't exactly prolific: he last produced a solo album 12 years ago. But the former Japan singer is not so much a musician as a master stylist. And that takes longer.

Classical: Music for six hands

THREE PIANO RECITALS

Wednesday book: Missing out on the macabre

CAMILLE SAINT-SAeNS: A LIFE BY BRIAN REES, CHATTO & WINDUS, pounds 30

Radio: Laughter at lunchtime: intended but not delivered

THERE was once an ongoing crisis at Radio 4 when they filled the afternoon slot with a witless blatherskite of a show called Anderson Country, which seemed to last all afternoon and drove the audience to despair. The Beeb caved in after a year-long struggle and now we have instead Laurie Taylor, who rambles along in the perfectly pleasant manner of a first- class mind operating at half-throttle. Which is precisely what you want from Radio 4, when you think about it. He said something on Wednesday which has stuck in the mind; apparently people who had worked in the Potteries and who had only 10 per cent of their lungs left were not bothering to see the doctor because they were - and here Taylor paused deftly to insert some invisible quotation marks - "coughing up the same old stuff".

Classical: Thanks for the melodies

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