Music the artform and artists

Why Beijing Is (Still) A Great City For Jazz Music

Beijing’s underground music scene has been heralded as an epicenter of creativity in China: you can find everything, from dark noise, to grunge, rock, hip hop and avant garde jazz.

Forbes

Where have the great composers gone?

Back in the day, nothing would have conferred “greatness” on a composer like the Berlin Philharmonic performing your music at the Proms.

The Guardian

E.A.T. - Engineers, the Avant-Garde and a Tennis Court

Art and engineering converged in mid-’60s New York City under the banner E.A.T. - a watershed meeting of the exploratory minds of Bell Labs researchers and avant-garde artists like Robert Rauschenberg and John Cage that forever altered our perception of technology’s relationship to art and music.

Red Bull Music Academy

These two girls will save the future of Sound Art

Created 10 years ago by the brainchild of Carola Haupt and Ilaria Gadenz, Radio Papesse is a platform devoted to sound art, which worked with artists, musicians, producers and Djs in order to create one of the most interesting and open online audio archives dedicated to contemporary arts.

Sound Art

Cameroun: Yaoundé chante « Liberté » avec Anne Marie Nzié

Personne n'a échappé à cette violente émotion qui s'est emparée de tout une ville qui a coulé des larmes en reprenant en chœur « Liberté », ce single génialissime qui à jamais, marquera au burin le nom d' Anne Marie Nzié dans la légende des siècles.

All Africa

Who's more passionate about the sound of music: Audiophiles or musicians?

It's not just finicky audiophiles who obsess about sound. I know a lot of musicians who crave great-sounding instruments.

CNet

Pop Music and the Demise of Genre

Musical genre is an elusive concept. Pop, punk, rock, hip-hop, grime, ska, R&B, garage, dance, new-wave, metal, funk, disco, reggae—if such a list isn’t exhaustive enough, precede any one of these epithets with ‘post’, ‘alternative’, or ‘neo’ and the very concept of genre begins to resemble something more akin to Borges’s “The Library of Babel” than it does a necessary means of classification.

Pop Matters

These two girls will save the future of Sound Art with a web radio called Radio Papesse

Created 10 years ago by the brainchild of Carola Haupt and Ilaria Gadenz, Radio Papesse is a platform devoted to sound art, which worked with artists, musicians, producers and Djs in order to create one of the most interesting and open online audio archives dedicated to contemporary arts.

Sound Design

Montreux Jazz Festival celebrates 50th edition

"It's a beautiful thing, 50 years .... It was just a village when I came here. I was a little boy then," the 78-year-old Lloyd from Memphis, Tennessee, quipped at the end of the nearly 90-minute set during which he played tenor sax and the flute.

Reuters


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