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Music the artform and artists

International Rostrum of Composers: Last Commission on Streaming

While his work "ABISMO EL ABISMO" was selected in the under 30 category of the IRC in 2011, the young Argentinean composers Juan Pablo Nicoletti won a commission by IMC in collaboration with Radio France.


How Björk broke the sound barrier

With an acclaimed new album, and a MoMA exhibition due next month, the Icelandic star is back. Award-winning music writer Alex Ross traces her musical journey from child prodigy to genre-defying queen of the avant garde.

The Guardian

Radio: How Formats Shaped, Splintered And Remade Pop Music

Music critics these days love to argue about "rockism," the unexamined prejudices we bring to our musical judgements, and "poptimism," an effort to celebrate commercial stuff that some think goes way too far.


You Are Guaranteed to Die During This Performance

Walk into centuries-old St. Burchardi church in Halberstadt, Germany, and you'll hear an organ playing. The performance comes with a guarantee: You'll be dead before it's over.


Mongolie: l’art de la diphonie

En Mongolie, la conception du son renvoie inévitablement à une conception du monde qui est double, duelle, diphonique...

France Musique

In A Few Fateful Years, One Record Label Blew Open The Blues

The story of Paramount Records is a story of contradictions.


How Santería Seeped Into Latin Music

If you wanted to put it in extremely simple terms, you could call Santería a mashup of mythology from west and central Africa and Christianity.


India: Music routes to the spiritual

Hundreds had gathered at the Vasantapura Temple – musicians, students of music, connoisseurs – to pay their respects to one of the greatest composers of Carnatic music tradition, Tyagaraja.

The Hindu

Ice and fire: the classical music scene in Iceland

Iceland's composers and musicians are busy breaking down the barriers between classical and popular genres.

The Guardian

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