Music the artform and artists

When Pierre Boulez Went Electric

Pierre Boulez, the radical modernist composer who later in his career became one of the most sought-after conductors in the world, was famous for his polemics. “I suggested that it was not enough to add a moustache to the Mona Lisa,” he once said.

NYT Books

Studio for Electronic Music: Why was the German recording facility so innovative?

State-of-the-art Cologne production house paved the way for host of progressive new genres from krautrock to trance.

The Independent

How video game music is finally getting the appreciation it deserves

“Several game soundtracks end up in the Top 10 on iTunes, not just in the soundtracks section, but in the ‘all albums’ section,”.

Inews

When classical music becomes another character in a movie

It’s a challenge to introduce a powerful work of art within another one. You lose control of your own narrative. You may not do justice to the work you’re incorporating, and if you do, the audience may wind up focusing on Beethoven rather than on you.

The Washington Post

Revolutionary Arseny Avraamov

The tumultuous life and pioneering work of the composer and theorist who wanted to burn all pianos in Russia.

Red Bull Music Academy

Comment l’électro a conquis le cœur des Tunisiens

La scène électronique est née quelques années avant le début des printemps arabes, mais Ahmed Loubiri parle de la révolution comme d’un « catalyseur » de cette culture en Tunisie.

Jeune Afrique

Do Androids Dream Of Electronic Beats?

How Blade Runner impacted electronic music.

FACT

Thelonious Monk At 100

He was called "the high priest of bebop." With his goatee, dark sunglasses and exotic hats, Thelonious Monk was the quintessential hepcat.

NPR

How We Can Support the World’s Rich Musical Diversity

Some music thrives, while other musical traditions are on the verge of disappearing.

Smithsonian


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