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• 14.04.2016

What classical music gets up to on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

• 08.10.2017

Mulling over what we’ve heard.

• 08.10.2017

New classical music memes are actually funny.

• 12.01.2017

Songs from a gay Australian childhood and youth.

• 04.08.2016

Science fiction and Morton Feldman’s “Three Voices.”

• 13.04.2017

Music for books, ruined pianos, stone xylophones, and more.

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Video of the Week

Lord Kitchener

In her issue #80 interview with William Dougherty, Ione speaks about Lord Kitchener, a colonial figure at the center of her opera with Pauline Oliveros, “The Nubian Word for Flower.” She speaks of the “phantoms” of colonialism; the video of a “show of loyalty” to Kitchener in Khartoum brings those phantoms quite viscerally to life.

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Audio of the Week

Elaine Radigue

Rebecca Lentjes was fascinated by Radigue’s music in Oslo. Read more about it here, or simply listen to these otherworldly sounds.

Editor’s picks

• 30.03.2017

Teju Cole’s musical obsessions.

• 08.09.2016

On the Multi-Story Orchestra, an ensemble based in a car park.

• 03.08.2017

A haunting new “Meistersinger” at Bayreuth.

• 13.07.2017

Discover the sounds of issue #64.

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14.11.2017 • 05:30

An interview with Georges Aperghis on sound, philosophy, robots, and skipping lunch: https://t.co/WHM4frUXsY

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