Tag: classical

A Heroic Step Forward for Quest Ensemble

Classical progressives Quest Ensemble's Other Side points us forward from genre to musical discovery. Has classical music rediscovered originality? ...

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Chapters by Penguin Cafe Orchestra [Video]

The captivating new single-shot video for ‘Chapter’ was filmed in New York on The Roosevelt Island Tramway at Queensboro Bridge. ...

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Genres: We’re Going to Need a Bigger Box

Searching for antidotes to the Genre-Box-Pox...

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CAN: Unreleased Material. The Can Project: Barbican and Glastonbury Sets

New releases, biography readings and gigs by the Can Project usher in a spring/summer of CAN related events...

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Outside of the music, it’s a little quiet…. Dead Light (Interview)

Dead Light, makers of 2016's intricate electro/ambient/classical apogee, discuss their debut album....

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Who’s Afraid of Tonality? (Max Richter, Sleep @ Barbican)

As much gig as concert, The Barbican turns to Max Richter for crowd-pulling contemporary performance. Review...

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Cleaning ladies also experience the sublime (Aine O’Dwyer)

Where Scarlatti or Bach strove to elevate the consciousness with uplifting symmetrical counterpoint, O'Dwyer reaches into a slightly different church music tradition...

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Integration and interrelation between the orchestral and the electronic [Michael Price]

As an exercise in demonstrating the possibilities of digital/orchestral enmeshment, Entanglement is at the top table. ...

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Our ‘songlines’ are contained in our technology, we are technological beings [Cristian Vogel]

dropcap style=”font-size:100px; color:#992211;”W/dropcapith releases spanning two decades, Cristian Vogel is widely recognised as one of the more thoughtful and inventive producers of his...

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Max Richter : Royal Albert Hall [Live]

The final word is this was a truly historic evening for music, and Vivaldi’s reputation to wow audiences shines undimmed. ...

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Midsummer Music Festival 2014

Midsummer Music Festival gathers some of the world's finest classical musicians into an intimate and charming performance space....

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Max Richter – Memoryhouse revisited

Vinyl release of Max Richter's memoryhouse and a rare Barbican performance on Jan 24 of this masterwork. ...

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I have not gone out of my way to mythologise myself, but… Michael Finnissy

dropcap style=”font-size:100px;color:#992211;”S/dropcapince the late 60’s Michael Finnissy has been composing classical work that challenges, shakes and agitates the listener from...

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Eyvind Kang: The Narrow Garden

The fine folded pressures of the lidless eye. Renowned through his collaborations with John Zorn, Mike Patton, and Trey Spruance, Eyvind Kang has become the go-to violin guy for a certain strain of...

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Olafur Arnalds Scores For Hollywood

Acknowledgement of Arnalds' applicability to motion picture soundtracks...

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Living Room Songs (Olafur Arnalds)

One song each day for a week. Written, recorded and performed live online in October 2011 Olafur Arnalds. ...

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I was always closer to rock´n roll (Nils Frahm)

Interview with Nils Frahm 2011...

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