In case you missed it
#05 • 17.03.2016
On experiencing the Boston Symphony Orchestra live.
#116 • 16.08.2018
Music as a cause and cure.
#60 • 15.06.2017
A new choral work by Michael Gordon.
#78 • 02.11.2017
Unsuk Chin suffers for her art.
#40 • 19.01.2017
A new exhibition on the life of Richard Wagner’s decidedly gay, ambivalently Nazi son.
#91 • 08.02.2018
Susan McClary wants to debate the music.
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.
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.”