Music the artform and artists

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

My brilliant and troubled friend Lou Reed

I always felt that one of the reasons Lou and I got along well was that we met socially before we ever met as artist and critic.

The Guardian

The role of listeners in a post-genre context

If a composer has no intent of writing within the “classical” genre label, then attempting to understand the piece through a classical lens is irrelevant. But what about the listener?

New Music Box

Tunisie: «Une mémoire musicale préservée depuis le premier enregistrement en 1900»

L'enregistrement était à ses débuts, par contre ce sont les partitions qui se trouvent encore dans nos archives qui représentent un véritable trésor.

All Africa


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