Music the artform and artists

Opera wants more realistic portrayals. But in casting, it’s all about the voice.

These days, the opera field itself is effectively sabotaging the argument that voice type comes first.

The Washington Post

History of Muzak: Where Did All The Elevator Music Go?

Of Muzak, Professor Gary Gumpert of Queens College, in a 1990 interview for Britain’s Channel 4, said: “[it’s] a kind of amniotic fluid that surrounds us; and it never startles us, it is never too loud, it is never too silent; it’s always there.”

WQXR

Alan Lomax Recordings Are Digitized in a New Online Collection

Alan Lomax made it his lifelong mission to archive and share traditional music from around the world. He spent decades in the field, recording heralded artists like Muddy Waters and Woody Guthrie, as well as far more obscure musicians, from the British Isles to Haiti.

The New York Times

La musique live au Gabon

Bien que le « playback » (technique qui consiste à jouer de la musique sans que la voix ou l’instrument soit capté par le micro), révélé dans les années 90 avec l’arrivée du hip hop, soit aujourd’hui très en vogue, le live est bien existant chez nous et ce, depuis les années 60.

Music in Africa

Ogene: How an Igbo genre broke into mainstream Nigerian music

As an instrument, ogene is forged by blacksmiths who can still be found in Awka. It is the most important of an array of Igbo musical instruments including the ekwe, igba, oja, udu and ichaka.

Music in Africa

12 Sound Artists Changing Your Perception of Art

For some, abstraction might mean non-figurative painting, but today’s hottest emotive medium is so abstract it can’t be seen, touched, or felt.

ArtNet News

The 42,000 year old instruments still making a noise in the classical world

Carbon dating techniques show they’re around 42,000 years old. Three of the flutes were found in the Geissenklösterle caves in Swabia in South Germany, one came from the Isturitz cave in the Pyrenees.

The Telegraph

10 Women Sound Engineers Changing The Game

Owing to issues of systemic sexism, it can often be difficult for women to break into the 'boys' club' of audio production, despite obvious talent. Here we look at ten different women sound engineers who were able to do just that.

HypeBot

Hip-hop : une musique qui parle d’un Continent à l’autre

Sujatha Fernandes, professeure d’économie politique et de sociologie à l’Université de Sydney, nous parle aujourd’hui du hip-hop comme subculture qui favorise l’alliance politique des Afrodescendants à travers le monde.

Africultures


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