Music the artform and artists

Everything you need to know about: Musique concrète

This sonic experimentalism, born in 1940s Paris and Cairo, left a lasting legacy on modern music.

Music Radar

Florian Schneider: the enigma whose codes broke open pop music

The Kraftwerk co-founder remained a mystery even after death, but there is no doubting the impact he made with his group’s sublime, visionary music.

The Guardian

Regard sur la musique contemporaine chinoise

De la musique de chambre à la musique symphonique en passant par la musique vocale.

France Musique

Cinco jóvenes de la música chilena a las que hay que poner oído

Estos son algunos de los últimos singles de cinco jóvenes chilenas que han hecho carrera de forma independiente y autogestionada en la música, explorando en la electrónica, el rock, el folclor y el rap.

La Tercera

5 Music Rights - More than Ever!

How can we make sure that these rights continue to be respected during and in the aftermath of crisis? Which challenges can be identified for each Right? What needs to be done to overcome them?
The IMC debate is our reply to UNESCO’s invitation to start a dialogue about the matter in our field and our community and we hope you will join us on IMC Facebook page on May 27th at 11:30 CEST.

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Dad rock: Rediscovering one of Palestine’s first rock bands

“Their lyrics were absolutely political,” replies Ashrawi. “But rather than chanting slogans, they preferred the imagery that poems conjured.”

Arab News

3,000 Interviews. 50 Years. Listen to the History of American Music

Vivian Perlis founded Yale’s Oral History of American Music in 1968. Today, the project continues her mission to record the voices of American composers.

The New York Times

Rain on rooftops, crunching gravel: the strange appeal of 'slow audio'

First there was slow TV – now radio and podcasts are getting in on the act with ambient recordings of forest walks and bird calls.

The Guardian

Little Richard’s Music Was Dangerous, but So Is Freedom

Little Richard is a button on the top of my bedroom-scale battery-powered guitar amplifier. Click and the soft trebly jangle of the strings becomes a roar of noise and possibility. He invented this, the electric guitar as we know it, without even touching an electric guitar.

Slate


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