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• 05.07.2018

The British music scene in profile.

• 20.07.2017

Tackle the pressing questions with us in issue #65.

• 08.10.2017

Pierre Audi’s vision for the Park Avenue Armory.

• 09.11.2017

Tyshawn Sorey is tired of fighting.

, • 02.02.2017

The Refugee Orchestra Project envisions an open America.

• 24.11.2016

The composer Kaija Saariaho prepares for the Metropolitan Opera’s historic production of “L’Amour de Loin.”




Video of the Week

Russian Musicians Getting Honors

Feeling cynical about Russia after “The Death of Stalin”? This video only lasts a minute and a half, but it might well do its part to make your day feel a little cozier. With so much negativity out there, every once in a while it’s nice to find some wholesome 20th-century virtuosi content online.


Audio of the Week

Ribbon Chert

Pink Sea Thrift is a collection of pieces by the iconic American composer Ellen Fullman in duo with David Gamper, an original member of Pauline Oliveros’ Deep Listening Band. These ecstatic and mesmerizing improvisations were recorded in the resonant gym of the Headlands Center for the Arts in Marin, California. The album also includes two tracks of Ellen Fullman in duo with founding member of Deep Listening Band, Stuart Dempster, on trombone and didjeridu.

Editor’s picks

• 30.08.2018

On Tippet Rise, a classical music festival on Native American land.

• 02.11.2017

Are musicians becoming increasingly hostile towards the media?

• 05.04.2018

And wound up hating Mozart.

• 27.10.2016

What fan fiction based on a rock opera tells us about the musician’s life.

An interview with Brian Ferneyhough.

Kampela on Ferneyhough’s “La terre est un homme” and other strange, beautiful music.

“When you follow Ferneyhough, well, you are going to be alone with your music.”

British musicians, including the composer Charlotte Bray, reckon with the triggering of Article 50.


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