FOCUS ON

Collecting My Heritage(s)

Building a music collection might have implications for the discovery and conservation of a music heritage.

Claudiu Oancea

AROUND THE WORLD

A Look on Contemporary Ukrainian Music

A closer look at the contemporary Ukrainian music.

Ivan Shelekhov
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AROUND THE WORLD

Circassian Music, There and Now

On the variety of Circassian music, while highlighting some of its outstanding traditional and experimental artists.

Bulat Khalilov

FOCUS ON

The Shadow of a Leaf in Water

I rely on different modal harmonies from Western and Iranian music and embrace a hybrid of sonorities that can belong to either of the traditions.

FEATURE

On the Manelization of Romania in Identitarian Times

Manelization is a term used to describe the "threat" of transforming Romania into a manele-country.

Paul Breazu & Mihai Lukács

LOCKDOWN & ISOLATION

Solidarity in Times of Pandemic

This is the exact moment to start paying attention.

Rabih Beaini

IN CONVERSATION

Chasing the Irish Folk Tradition with Lankum

Inherently bond between folklore and DIY-underground, the Irish group Lankum shines a new light on the lost folk of Ireland.

Bulat Khalilov

IN CONVERSATION

No Lights, No Stage - Blixa Bargeld

Blixa Bargeld discusses Einstürzende Neubauten's latest album, quarantine concerts, Berlin and Iggy Pop.

Miron Ghiu

IN CONVERSATION

A Sense of Identity

The story of the Syrian oud musician Mohamad Zatari, who moved to Romania to study music at the Conservatory of Bucharest.

Dragoș Rusu

ALBUMS OF THE MONTH

Staff Picks - October 2020

Chck out our selection of 34 albums released in October 2020.

Dragoș Rusu & Victor Stutz

AROUND THE WORLD

Singing Bodies and Dancing Sounds

Little could I know, having fun at my grandmother’s loom, that I was becoming part of an almost forgotten tradition among Iranian carpet weavers.

Masoumeh Jalalieh

ALBUMS OF THE MONTH

Staff Picks - September 2020

Celebrate autumn with a selection of 31 albums released in September 2020.

Dragoș Rusu & Victor Stutz

IN CONVERSATION

Inner Travels with Carsten Nicolai (Alva Noto)

A close-up look into the artistic universe of German musician Carsten Nicolai.

Miron Ghiu

AROUND THE WORLD

On the Trails of a Banned Language

The tradition of oral expression known as a dengbêjî, the job of a dengbêj – a ‘soundteller’– lies at the foundation of traditional Kurdish music and is the only path to survival of a language facing extinction.

Sakina Teyna

IN CONVERSATION

Modern Mythologies - a talk with Raffaele Pezzella

A glimpse into the world of the creator of the elusive Unexplained Music Group.

Miron Ghiu

PERSPECTIVE

ALBUMS OF THE MONTH

Staff Picks - October 2020

Chck out our selection of 34 albums released in October 2020.

ALBUMS OF THE MONTH

Staff Picks - September 2020

Celebrate autumn with a selection of 31 albums released in September 2020.

ALBUMS OF THE MONTH

Staff Picks - August 2020

Remember the last bits of the summer with this powerful list of 26 albums released in August 2020.

ALBUMS OF THE MONTH

Staff Picks - July 2020

July was a hell of a month. Here's 31 albums to accompany the extra heat.

FIRST PERSON

FOCUS ON

Collecting My Heritage(s)

Building a music collection might have implications for the discovery and conservation of a music...

Claudiu Oancea

FOCUS ON

The Shadow of a Leaf in Water

I rely on different modal harmonies from Western and Iranian music and embrace a hybrid of...

LOCKDOWN & ISOLATION

Solidarity in Times of Pandemic

This is the exact moment to start paying attention.

Rabih Beaini

PERSONAL ENCOUNTERS

Roma Agencies Beyond Contemporary Bias

While we progressed towards where we are (the ruins of Modernity), others went somewhere else,...

Stefan Fraunberger

Videos

IN CONVERSATION

A Conference of Three Positions of the Past

Phillip Sollmann tries to bring together certain works by sound pioneers Hermann von Helmholtz, Harry Partch and Harry Bertoia.

Dragoș Rusu

VIEWPOINT

Improvised Music – an Act of Racial Liberation?

To what extent can improvised music liberate, and what power exactly does it hold today?

Marithé Van der Aa

NATURE & ECOLOGY

The Voice of All There Is: Shamanism, Harmony and Ecology

Shamans are medicine people, healers, seers, future tellers reading signs in the human body, and in the environment.

Andreea Tincea

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An Unsettled Saga – Queer in Romania

Man/female are social constructs–normative and restrictive. My sexual truth is behind your personal beliefs.

Eugen Rădescu

FOCUS ON

Facing the Classical Music

When it comes to race and equality issues, restarting classical music performances may have happened at the right time.

Andrei Rusu

AROUND THE WORLD

Radiola State of Mind: The Strange Case of Reggae in São Luís, Brazil

São Luís is one of Brazil’s most beguiling and unusual cities and the site of a highly unusual reggae scene that cuts across boundaries of race, class, age and gender, despite no obvious links with Jamaica.

David Katz