Music the artform and artists

Do Androids Dream Of Electronic Beats?

How Blade Runner impacted electronic music.

FACT

Thelonious Monk At 100

He was called "the high priest of bebop." With his goatee, dark sunglasses and exotic hats, Thelonious Monk was the quintessential hepcat.

NPR

How We Can Support the World’s Rich Musical Diversity

Some music thrives, while other musical traditions are on the verge of disappearing.

Smithsonian

My brilliant and troubled friend Lou Reed

I always felt that one of the reasons Lou and I got along well was that we met socially before we ever met as artist and critic.

The Guardian

The role of listeners in a post-genre context

If a composer has no intent of writing within the “classical” genre label, then attempting to understand the piece through a classical lens is irrelevant. But what about the listener?

New Music Box

Tunisie: «Une mémoire musicale préservée depuis le premier enregistrement en 1900»

L'enregistrement était à ses débuts, par contre ce sont les partitions qui se trouvent encore dans nos archives qui représentent un véritable trésor.

All Africa

Auto-Tune

The infamous software, whose primary function is infinitely broader and much trickier to discern than its signature robotic effect.

Red Bull Music Academy

Singular Voices: Maria Callas

The Callas we recall today is the public personality, not the artist. This is due to countless books, films and media reports that depict an angry, wounded soul.

WQXR

Toy Pianos Aren’t Playing Around

Capable though these tiny instruments may be, they are considered lesser varieties of the instruments at their standard sizes and lack those instruments’ sonority, timbre, and overall quality; adult professionals will perform on full sizes.

WQXR


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