Music the artform and artists

Giving Classical the Boot(leg): A Brief History of Illicit Recording

For certain music enthusiasts, of all concert souvenirs, the bootleg recording is the most covetable.

WQXR

When the Student Became the Master

Coltrane was the same age as Miles—both were born in 1926—but he was clearly the subordinate in this relationship. Miles, an extraordinary scout of talent, plucked him out of obscurity, from a club in Philadelphia in 1955, to join what came to be called the “classic quintet.”

Slate

Organ Grinding

When the audience revolted at Carnegie Hall.

The American Scholar

Musiques en kit

Lassés des sons standardisés, des scientifiques comme des bricoleurs adaptes du «do it yourself» continuent d’inventer des modules de synthèse analogique qui connaissent parfois le succès auprès du public ou d’artistes reconnus.

Libération

Master musician was ‘the father of modern Korean music’

Maestro Hwang Byung-ki took traditional music into modern era, creating ‘music like fresh spring water from a mountain’.

Asia Times

Joan Baez On 'Whistle Down The Wind' And Working Through Pessimism

Last year, Baez was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame at age 76. Soon after, she announced she would retire from touring after releasing a new album — her first in a decade.

NPR

The Evolution of Hocketing

The musical technique known as hocketing has been shaping creative processes for centuries, appearing in forms ranging from medieval classical music to contemporary indie rock and EDM.

Red Bull Music Academy

Why Does the Oboe Tune the Orchestra?

A while back we explored why the orchestra generally tunes to an A at 440 Hz, sometimes 442 Hz, and, for the conspiracy theorists among us, 432 Hz. More often than not the oboe sounds that A.

WQXR

Au concert ce soir

La musique a toujours eu sa place au théâtre, mais plutôt en coulisse. Depuis quelques années, des auteurs s’attachent aussi à écrire des pièces dont les artistes - de Gainsbourg à Thiéfaine en passant par Dalida - sont les héros. Exploration d’une tendance.

Libération


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