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Music the artform and artists

Pourquoi dit-on de la musique qu’elle est “classique” ?

Musique savante, musique sérieuse, Grande musique... dans notre langage courant on entend plus souvent l’expression “musique classique”. Pourquoi ? Trois indices : littérature, Beethoven et marketing.

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When Jazz Was Cool

He stands, primarily illuminated by the light from the screen reflecting off his trumpet. Cigarette smoke curls.

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We Need Experimental Music To Teach Us How To Listen

The difference between hearing and listening is often referenced colloquially in conversations ― or, more likely, arguments ― in which one party feels the essence of his or her sentiments are not being digested.

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Here's a taste of Cuban music in the time of Castro

Today, when most people think of Cuban music, they're quick to mention Buena Vista Social Club, and there's good reason. But there's so much more to Cuban music than that all-star group. Here are a few more pivotal artists to check out.


From Bach To Beyoncé: Is Classical Music Dead?

It’s true that classical music isn’t what it used to be — but neither is music in general. It isn’t consumed in the same way and its dedicated fan-base is primarily white and old in a country whose population is increasingly neither.

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A Big Idea, Synthesized

Casio claimed it could fit the sounds of dozens of musical instruments into its keyboards. Maybe it wasn’t totally true, but the Casiotone gave us a lot.


Karlheinz Stockhausen, le provocateur inspiré

Qui était Karlheinz Stockhausen ? Pionnier des musiques électro-acoustiques, il apparaît comme un des grands compositeurs de la seconde moitié du XXe siècle. Mais à la fin de sa vie, il a multiplié les provocations, au point de se rendre inaudible. Comment s'expliquer ce mystère ?

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Decolonizing our music

Colonization rears its ugly head whenever there is “globalization.” In the 1500s, several European nations were aggressively globalizing, especially Spain, and especially in the Americas.

New Music Box

Rostrum+: IRCLive!

The programme is the result of a one year creative process steered by Ulrich Hauschild, Director of BOZAR MUSIC, through an initial one-day workshop and continued monitoring throughout the academic year.


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