In the pussycats' den – silenced by a newspaper

In the pussycats' den – silenced by a newspaper


norman lebrecht

April 13, 2011

The International Artists Managers Association opened its meeting this morning at Kings Place to the blast of two fine trumpeters from the Royal College of Music.

I guess they’ll never find and agents but the agents enjoyed their stuff all the more for knowing it came free and without obligation.
Not so the neighbours.
Upstairs at Kings Place live The Guardian and The Observer.
At the second trumpet fanfare, a protest was received. Shut that noise, said the editors, there are poor journalists up here trying to think.
The trumpets had to retreat into the bowels of the building before they could blow again.
Coming up: Deborah Borda’s keynote.


  • Perhaps IAMA staged it as revenge for the time that building work in the Guardian offices ruined the opening concert in Hall 1.