Music the artform and artists

Why my guitar gently weeps

The slow, secret death of the six-string electric. And why you should care.

The Washington Post

Evolution, revolution, smevolution: The future of classical music

Classical music may be the art of the sublime, liquid architecture and all the rest, but it has nonetheless always been a long-suffering kingdom of kvetching.

The Los Angeles Times

The woman who could "draw" music

One of electronica’s pioneers, Daphne Oram helped revolutionise music but remains surprisingly little known. A new play puts her offbeat life, and accomplishments, into the spotlight.

BBC

Maroc: Musique gharnatie, un patrimoine artistique ancestrale qui refuse de tomber dans l'Oubli

Malgré la rude concurrence et la multiplicité des formes musicales, la musique gharnatie garde une place de choix chez les Oujdis qui continuent à admirer cette musique, un patrimoine artistique ancestral sans âge qui refuse de tomber dans l'oubli.

All Africa

The snake dance of Ethiopia

If you're ugly you must learn to dance. So says a Zimbabwean proverb that is used to encourage people in the community to dance.

Music in Africa

Le vinyle qui a propulsé les Beatles

Le 1er juin 1967, les Beatles sortaient leur trente-trois tours Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band au Royaume-Uni, et marquaient d’une pierre blanche l’histoire de la musique.

Courrier International

A Huge Anthology of Noise & Electronic Music

If you've taken any introductory course or even read any introductory books on music, you'll almost certainly have heard it described as "organized sound." Fair enough, but then what do you call disorganized sound?

Open Culture

Results of the 64th International Rostrum of Composers

Brut (2014) by Polish composer Artur Zagajewski (born 1978) and Reachings (2014) by young Finnish composer Sebastian Hilli (born 1990) are the works selected by radio music producers participating in the 64th International Rostrum of Composers (IRC) held in Palermo, from May 15 to 19, 2017.

Rostrum+

EXIB Música, a music market with a conscience

An exhibition specialising in music from Latin America, Spain and Portugal that promotes the sharing of goods and services based on cooperation, diversity and identity.

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