Music the artform and artists

La musique africaine fait son introspection à Ségou

Ce Forum a constitué un cadre opportun pour engager une réflexion constructive sur les questions de la professionnalisation des acteurs de la filière musicale en Afrique.

This is Africa

Street music, noise, and the city of joy

Music is a choice the listener makes and the difference between music and noise is a matter of perspective.

New Music Box

'His Instrument Gave Me Wings': Remembering Synth Inventor Don Buchla

Don Buchla believed in the humanity of wires. The modular synth pioneer created an instrument like none other, one that relied on intuition, learning and, most importantly, human touch.


Beyond Fela: a guide to early African electronic music

Call it what you will, but there’s no denying that West African funk or boogie will light up a European dance floor—and no one knows that better than Nomad and Dirk Leyers.

Electronic Beats

Searching for silence

John Cage’s art of noise.

The New Yorker

Traditional music in Mauritius

Mauritius Island, the cultural melting pot of the Indian Ocean, is at the crossroads of several musical styles. Sega is however the unifying musical genre.

Music in Africa

Ravi Shankar opera to get posthumous world premiere

Sukanya, a Hindu tale named after the sitar great’s wife and completed by their daughter Anoushka, will be semi-staged at Leicester’s Curve with the LPO.

The Guardian

First recording of computer-generated music – created by Alan Turing – restored

Researchers in New Zealand say they have restored the first recording of computer-generated music, created in 1951 on a gigantic contraption built by the British computer scientist Alan Turing.

The Guardian

The New Classical

How the next generation of composers and labels is challenging classical music's status quo.

The Independent

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