In case you missed it
#10 • 24.05.2016
“The assumption is often that music is used to drown out other sounds of torture; in fact, music is an additional weapon used against prisoners.”
#109 • 14.06.2018
Na’ama Zisser learns to let go.
#54 • 27.04.2017
A playlist by Sung Jin Hong, artistic director of the One World Symphony.
#24 • 22.09.2016
Who’s Your Conductor Soul Mate?
#03 • 18.02.2016
The director Morgan Neville discusses his documentary on Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble.
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
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.
#99 • 05.04.2018
Writing and thinking about the very first instrument.
#72 • 21.09.2017
Roland Kayn’s cybernetic compositions.
#34 • 01.12.2016
The conductor Thomas Sanderling’s life with Mravinsky, Weinberg, and Shostakovich.
#93 • 22.02.2018
Can music connect us with a greater power? Answers, in issue #93.
Collection: Brian Ferneyhough at 75
To celebrate the 75th birthday of Coventry-born composer Brian Ferneyhough, the Birmingham Contemporary Music Group has invited the pioneering Arditti Quartet to perform his music in the heart of the Midlands. Also featuring Oliver Janes on clarinet and the conductor Emilio Pomarico, a concert on December Sunday, December 9 at 4 p.m. will present works by Ferneyhough, Jonathan Harvey, Charlotte Bray and Michael Wolters.
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.”