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• 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.

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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.

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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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