musicianship

The Hat Man and The Korg

Saturday night music at the Lansdowne pub in Lewes, church of the unchurched, and my (low) expectations are scattered to the four winds by the performance of Robert Lashmar AKA Rhythmic/AKA The Hat...

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The Twelve Keys to a Hit Song

The researchers identified 12 key themes, and related terms, that came up most often in the hit songs. ...

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Jean-Claude Risset : Music from Computer

Historic and serious works, thrilling but unacknowledged precedents for many of the textures that structure electronic music in the present day...

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Play it Sam. You Played it Before….

The brain's motor network helps people remember and recognize music that they have performed in the past better than music they have only heard...

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Listening : Modes and Strategies

Listening is largely, though not exclusively, a conscious activity. ...

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Loitered Lens : Valerie June

'incredible musicianship, vocal talent, and arresting looks' Valerie June in concert....

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Aesthetics and the Art of Audio Field Recording

'What is the artistic element of so seemingly ‘passive’ an activity as pointing a mic and pushing the record button?' Steven Miller teaches us how to record, and how to listen....

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Listening Now: Torus Tapes

Listening Now: Torus Tapes - Each month Trebuchet presents some unusual music that puts you in an inspired place. Come back again. ...

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Make Better Music 71: Sound/Light

Though both deal with wave-like phenomena, sound and light each have their own peculiarities. ...

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Mick Harvey Interview: Part 2

In part 2 of his interview, Mick Harvey talks about Nick Cave, murder and PJ Harvey....

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Mick Harvey Interview: Part 1

In part 1 of his interview, Mick Harvey talks about Australia, love songs, religion, songwriting and the new album...

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Mick Harvey + Duke Garwood + Brous – The Lexington

His apology for the newer songs being under-rehearsed was unnecessary - their rawness captured the essence of the songs in a more stripped down and tenderly passionate manner than the album versions...

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Professor Bruce let me introduce Bruce

University of Adelaide researchers have provided new evidence on the long-debated authorship of two famous texts – the US Federalist Papers and the Letter to the Hebrews in the New Testament....

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Black Music: What’s Going On?

To make a masterpiece you need raw talent, terrific songs, musicians who can create soulful grooves and producers who experiment . SWP asks of Black Music : Where are they?...

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Brythonic Gyrations

I see Breton dances as a kind of bhajan. They are about losing yourself to something greater. We forget the Dionysian at our peril....

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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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Perhaps Contraption:Interview

When I play music, and connect with other musicians, I want to be transported away from the tripe the world churns up....

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Panic Room: On Performance

'It's always a balancing act when you're drawing up a set list; I think people would be surprised to know how many hours we literally spend agonizing over it'. UK rock band Panic Room talk about live...

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RIP: Mitch Lucker 1984-2012

RIP: Mitch Lucker 1984-2012 - Trebuchet remembers...

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Free Download: Nils Frahm

Falling out of a bunkbed and smashing up a digit would be inconvenient for anyone. For a pianist though, it's disaster. Nevertheless, if Django Reindhardt could manage to relearn to play guitar after...

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Redrails [Album]

Challenging, Redrails most certainly is. Rewarding, in equal measure. Intriguing, and destined to be the source of many hours spent, headphones on, grasping to find the mental setting in which it all...

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Green Man [Festival]

What with hugging around the Green Man and reading people’s wishes on little mailing labels around the tree, this has been a pleasant valley, bucolic, neo-druidic experience. Thoughts of love, to...

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Free Download: Sarin Smoke

Sarin Smoke give away 'Upsound' in anticipation of the release of their album, Vent, on September 17th ...

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Declan Sinnott: I Love the Noise it Makes

Adult Acoustic. A domain legendarily populated by the troubled, drunk, sex mad, violent and jail-prone stereotypes that rarely trouble the charts, but in Declan Sinnott they might be given a...

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Feed the Rhino: Hevy Fest

In an age where (a little sadly) aesthetics are as important to the hardcore scene as musical ability, Feed The Rhino cover all of the bases – as one hipster said to another, “we’ve gotta catch...

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Anklepants (Reechard Farché)

Anklepants is the electronic barrel organ of your Freudian nightmares . The nightmares where you are being psychoanalyzed by a traveling salesman with a penis for a face. It's a silly stuff that...

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Swans: The Seer

The Seer may well be a grower and may accumulate more power with time, but I find it striking that after listening to it the Swans songs I hear in my head are mostly those from much earlier. Time...

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HEVY Festival

When your guitar feedback section is so long that your guitarist has time to have a crafty check of his iPhone, maybe it's time to just get on with the song already. HEVY Festival is HUGE. This...

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The Social Club: Mini Interview

We choose to play happier stuff! You have to hold back your money shot and focus on strong songwriting. At first listen the songs sound simple but they’re much deeper than that – Lew...

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30 shades of WOMAD

Despite the 'small is beautiful' ethical basis of the festival where buying a branded plastic bottle contributes to a distant solution, offering an option to feel good without getting personally...

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