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]

ith releases spanning two decades, Cristian Vogel is widely recognised as one of the more thoughtful and inventive producers of his time. In the 1990s he produced extremely innovative techno and...

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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]

ince the late 60’s Michael Finnissy has been composing classical work that challenges, shakes and agitates the listener from complacency.   The scope of his work is remarkable in its...

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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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