Music the artform and artists

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

Metallica, Afghanistan National Institute Of Music Named Polar Music Prize Laureates 2018

The committee receives nominations from the public as well as from the International Music Council, the UNESCO founded NGO which promotes geographical and musical diversity.

HypeBot

Border Percussion

Border Percussion: The 8 Best Classical Music Moments of the Week on YouTube.

The New York Times

No Hope, No Fear: Industrial Music in Zagreb

It was at a secondhand shop for electronics in the former Yugoslavia where, in 1982, Vladislav Knezević found a cassette by chance. It was a bootleg copy of Für Immer, by Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft.

Red Bull Music Academy

Too Much Music: A Failed Experiment In Dedicated Listening

It has been said that we are living in a golden age of music fandom; with a single click, we can access almost every piece of music ever recorded, and for less than it would cost to hear a single song on a jukebox in 1955.

NPR

Get to Know These 7 Traditional Chinese Instruments

What better way to commemorate the Lunar New Year than by learning about Chinese musical culture?

WQXR


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