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In case you missed it

• 20.04.2017

How did the repertoire become so narrow?

• 18.01.2016

An interview with the composer Betsy Jolas.

• 08.10.2017

Look to nature, scores, and humans.

• 01.06.2017

Yarn/Wire’s “Currents” series comes full circle.

• 28.09.2017

Provocative opinion writing in VAN.

• 14.09.2017

An interview with Brian Ferneyhough.


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.


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

• 13.04.2017

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

• 25.05.2017

Improvisations by Rhymes With Opera.

• 31.03.2017

Mahan Esfahani on piety and conservatism in early music.

• 02.02.2017

A profile of the artist and interviewer Helga Davis.




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20.11.2017 • 09:26

RT @Casa_Ricordi:VAN Magazine put together a list of their interviews with female composers and musicians, featuring Sarah Nemtsov a… https://t.co/8Idd2Z6hZc




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