The writer on the space between poetry and prose, how fighting is like dancing, and the resonant symbolism of the idiophone.
The prospect of a physical music anything is dicey at best in the year 2017, which makes frozen reeds’ choice to bring out Roland Kayn’s A Little Electronic Milky Way of Sound—an object containing sixteen compact discs of nearly fourteen hours of previously unreleased material—respectably audacious.
From the Pentecostal churches of his youth to ’80s underground Goth punk and queer clubs to museums around the world, an iconic performance artist tells his story.
Whether you’re drawing a straight line or zig-zagging through the history of American Minimalist music, there is one person you’re bound to meet.
“I think that creative improvisation music models the democratic principle. Heads of state and legislative bodies could learn a lot from this practice.”
“It’s like bouncing ideas back and forth with a friend, but the friend is you.”
An iconic filmmaker’s remarks on his most memorable soundtracks.
Filmmaking as a collective project.
Althoff engages multiple art modes—from painting to making music, as a band member of Workshop and under the pseudonym Fanal.
Consciousness, a performance lecture by Marcus du Sautoy featuring music by James Holden and visuals by one of us at the Barbican.
A selection of pages from Elliott Sharp’s score Foliage, with an introduction from the composer.
On a recent trip to Cuba I visited the studio of photographer and filmmaker Juan Carlos Alom in the small beach village of Cojimar, outside Havana.
One stormy night this summer in New York, I trekked over to Steve Reich and Beryl Korot’s place to see and hear their new video opera, Three Tales
This veteran rocker still has a trick or two up his sleeve. He talks about his Live album, as well as a documentary by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders on his career.
Amistad, an opera commissioned by Philadelphia and Chicago, is not merely a musical remake of the film but a complex and conundrum-filled version of a tragic event.
From the Okra Orchestra’s fast and funky sounds to his first album, In The World, this Mississippi trickster serves his music HOT. Rhythm and blues to theater and be-bop, Olu Dara is always the ultimate storyteller
Gerald Busby (deep breath!) made his professional debut as a pianist at 15; toured the Southwest with evangelist Angel Martinez; studied under Charles Laughton, Burgess Meredith, and Frank Lloyd Wright at Baylor University;
What do the following films have in common: The Brood, Places In the Heart, After Hours, The Fly, Big, Dead Ringers, Naked Lunch, The Silence of the Lambs, Single White Female, Mrs. Doubtfire, Philadelphia, Ed Wood, Seven, and Crash?