Music the artform and artists

From Bach To Beyoncé: Is Classical Music Dead?

It’s true that classical music isn’t what it used to be — but neither is music in general. It isn’t consumed in the same way and its dedicated fan-base is primarily white and old in a country whose population is increasingly neither.

Huffington Post

A Big Idea, Synthesized

Casio claimed it could fit the sounds of dozens of musical instruments into its keyboards. Maybe it wasn’t totally true, but the Casiotone gave us a lot.

Tedium

Karlheinz Stockhausen, le provocateur inspiré

Qui était Karlheinz Stockhausen ? Pionnier des musiques électro-acoustiques, il apparaît comme un des grands compositeurs de la seconde moitié du XXe siècle. Mais à la fin de sa vie, il a multiplié les provocations, au point de se rendre inaudible. Comment s'expliquer ce mystère ?

France Musique

Decolonizing our music

Colonization rears its ugly head whenever there is “globalization.” In the 1500s, several European nations were aggressively globalizing, especially Spain, and especially in the Americas.

New Music Box

Rostrum+: IRCLive!

The programme is the result of a one year creative process steered by Ulrich Hauschild, Director of BOZAR MUSIC, through an initial one-day workshop and continued monitoring throughout the academic year.

Rostrum+

Just Why Does New Music Need Champions?

The implication is that new music is a specialty, some kind of cerebral sideline in danger of languishing but for the efforts of advocates.

The New York Times

Five Titans of Japanese Video Game Music

Some of Japan’s most significant composers in the field.

Red Bull Music Academy

Violon, la transversalité fertile

Moins connu que le saxophone, le piano ou la batterie, le violon semble évoluer dans les marges de l’histoire du jazz.

Citizen Jazz

Namibia: Putting the Country on the World Music Map

Hands up anyone who has ever heard music from Namibia! This large corner of Southern Africa seems to have dropped off the world music map, but that may be changing.

All Africa


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