In case you missed it
#95 • 08.03.2018
Deeply personal essays on performing.
#86 • 04.01.2018
Coping with the future in issue #86.
#95 • 08.03.2018
Simon Steen-Andersen puts transformation on display.
#78 • 02.11.2017
The cellist’s reports from the road.
#83 • 07.12.2017
And failed miserably.
#57 • 25.05.2017
Improvisations by Rhymes With Opera.
Video of the Week
Imagine that Pavarotti had actually felt well enough to give his scheduled performance of “Nessun Dorma” at the 1998 GRAMMY’s. It’s likely that nothing remarkable would have happened, Pavarotti probably would have received an obligatory-but-milquetoast standing ovation, and the world would have moved on. But that’s not what happened. Instead, we, the undeserving, were gifted this monstrous performance by the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin. It is simultaneously a flawless rendition and a giant “screw-you” to anyone who thinks genre distinctions make something like this impossible. Franklin passed away on August 16, 2018.
Audio of the Week
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.
Collection: Marx At 200
200 years since his birth, Birmingham Contemporary Music Group and Karl Marx Exhibitions Organisation present a series of concerts, soundart installations and events commemorating the life and work of Karl Marx in Trier in Germany and Birmingham and London in the UK.
Faced with a hostile government, new, improvised music in Russia is flourishing on the fringe.
An interview with the journalist and musicologist William Robin on “a scene without a name.”