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Music the artform and artists

First recording of computer-generated music – created by Alan Turing – restored

Researchers in New Zealand say they have restored the first recording of computer-generated music, created in 1951 on a gigantic contraption built by the British computer scientist Alan Turing.

The Guardian

The New Classical

How the next generation of composers and labels is challenging classical music's status quo.

The Independent

Pourquoi la musique jamaïcaine est un éternel recommencement

La musique jamaïcaine n'a cessé de muter et d'innover. Sur une île dix fois plus petite que Cuba, des styles majeurs sont nés, influençant toute la musique moderne. Comment? Grâce à une capacité à s'imprégner des autres styles et à un sens de l'universalité fort.


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Recent actions also include the offer of a 2 months’ work placement at the Timitar Festival in Agadir, Morocco, to young Ghanaian professional Edna Kankam, who was selected after a call for applications published on the social media.


From Indie Rock to Feminist Hip-Hop: A Playlist Guide to the Guatemalan Underground

A lot of these releases lack the media exposure that music from other countries enjoys, so this 17-song collection serves as handy guide to Guatemala’s indie music world.


Remembering South African Pianist, Composer Bheki Mseleku

In 1987, the late Ronnie Scott (never the most energetic of PRs, even for his own establishment) broke his usual code of leaving the jazz media alone, and took to ringing journalists up to tell them about Bheki Mseleku, the self-taught Natal-born pianist, saxophonist, guitarist and singer.

Jazz de la Pena

The glass harmonica’s unlikely comeback

Solving a crossword puzzle one day some 30 years ago, a young Austrian violinist couple named Christa and Gerald Schönfeldinger came across a reference to an instrument they had never heard of, consisting of dozens of glass bowls, and referred to as a glass harmonica.

The Economist

Giacinto Scelsi, the count who invented drone music

Scelsi can without exaggeration be considered a true forerunner of drone music and minimalism, who was able to anticipate La Monte Young, Eliane Radigue and Nurse With Wound.


How White Kids Stole House Music from Black Aunties

So goes “The Word” — a classic a cappella by Chicago producer Aaron-Carl Ragland, since sampled on countless white label records played in club basements from the East Village to Edinburgh.


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