Michael Nyman has sounded off in his former local newspaper, in the North London borough of Islington. He proclaims that his new Mexico City home district has less crime than Upper Street and that it has not suffered a blight of corporate homogenisation.
The second part of this statement may well be true. I have my doubts about the first.
Large parts of Mexico are gang-ridden and lawless. Michael is well aware that the Mexican authorities have done nothing to secure the release of a conductor, Rodolfo Cazares, who was kidnapped in July 2011. I very much hope that security is tight around Michael’s new home.
Here‘s what he writes. He’s giving a farewell concert to Islington on Dec. 10.