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‘I wouldn’t take my kids to this’: Star Wars’ Phil Tippett on his hellish animation Mad God

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You definitely know Phil Tippett’s work even if you don’t know his name. The 3D chess game in Star Wars, the AT-ATs and Tauntauns in Empire Strikes Back, ED-209 in Robocop, the bugs from Starship Troopers and the dino...

A twinkly-eyed genius: why I love composer Michael Tippett

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You have to love Michael Tippett’s music if you are going to conduct it. His music is exasperating to bring to performance – it is impractically written, often on the edge of possibility, and frustrating for musicians...