Listening is conceptual and becomes more and more conceptual, hence composing becomes more conceptual.
Why am I happy to listen to beauty when I know that my culturally trained ears are just a better tool?
An investigation into non-European cultural influences on the experimental, avant-garde and innovative music.
Almost in its entirety, the diegetic sound of Pier Paolo Pasolini’s Edipo Re (1967) is carefully mixed with traditional Romanian folk music.
Less solace, less certainty, less cures, less normalcy, less identity, less togetherness: the paltry talking-head zoom-conference solo-concert isn’t cutting it.
An investigation into the unique character of derelict pipe-organs in Transylvania’s abandoned fortress churches and the various transformations that human-built ritual machines undergo once left devoid of human presence.
Socially overwhelmed by isolation – the difficulty of self care versus the social sense of duty.
I guess we could get used to living without interacting, remaining in isolation, fearing what’s out there. A shadow life. Or, perhaps more correctly, a shadow of a life.
The fourth and final part of cultural expeditions in Indonesia focuses on tarawangsa.
A brief talk with Argentinian percussionist and activist Hernan Don Camel Sforzini.
The third part of cultural expeditions in Indonesia leads to Jaipongan, a Sundanese secular performance art.
Albums mirroring the present through the eyes (and ears) of our friends, collaborators, contributors and favourite artists.
Manfredas selects 11 albums to stay away from the screen.
Hearing is a complex neurological process whereas listening is a selective learnt process, an...
Why am I happy to listen to beauty when I know that my culturally trained ears are just a better...
An investigation into non-European cultural influences on the experimental, avant-garde and...
Mark Stewart of The Pop Group on the '70s UK political climate, the films of Andrei Tarkovsky, Patti Smith, experimenting in the studio with dubmaster Dennis Bovell and more.
Accretion is a remarkable performance for three grand pianos and one pianist, and a collaboration between Berlin-based pianist and improvisor Magda Mayas, and Gothenburg-based choreographer Toby Kassell.
A talk with Stella Chiweshe, after her performance at Outernational Days 3 festival.
Find out more about our music project Milan W. and the Tulnic Ensemble of Avram Iancu, commissioned by Europalia 2019 festival.
The second article exploring the vast territory of Indonesia investigates the Sundanese culture, specifically the ritual known as Kasenian Réak.