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

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
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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

LOCKDOWN & ISOLATION

Song For My Father

As things return to “normal”, its likely most of us understand that some things will never be the same.

Garth Cartwright

ALBUMS OF THE MONTH

Staff Picks - August 2020

Remember the last bits of the summer with this powerful list of 25 albums released in August 2020.

Dragoș Rusu & Victor Stutz

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

FOCUS ON

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

IN CONVERSATION

Damir Imamović - The Sevdah Master of Sarajevo

Sarajevo based sevdah artist Damir Imamović talks about his latest album "Singer Of Tales".

Garth Cartwright

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

IN CONVERSATION

'This is not intentionally music'. A Cedrik Fermont Interview

An insight into the world of sound artist, musician and composer Cedrik Fermont.

Miron Ghiu

ESSAY

Home and Music

Mothers know everything, they even invented a language of themselves.

Maria Balabaș

FOCUS ON

Conceptual Listening

Listening is conceptual and becomes more and more conceptual, hence composing becomes more conceptual.

Johannes Kreidler

LOCKDOWN & ISOLATION

Attuning Temporality

Hearing is a complex neurological process whereas listening is a selective learnt process, an ongoing tuning in and out, dynamic; mental and physically demanding.

Lara C. Geary

LOCKDOWN & ISOLATION

Pricked Up Ears. A Lockdown Listening

Why am I happy to listen to beauty when I know that my culturally trained ears are just a better tool?

Anamaria Pravicencu

PERSPECTIVE

ALBUMS OF THE MONTH

Staff Picks - August 2020

Remember the last bits of the summer with this powerful list of 25 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.

ALBUMS OF THE MONTH

Staff Picks - June 2020

Summer is here, enjoy it alongside these 31 albums.

ALBUMS OF THE MONTH

Staff Picks - May 2020

A vast spectrum of diverse music from all the corners of the world.

FIRST PERSON

LOCKDOWN & ISOLATION

Song For My Father

As things return to “normal”, its likely most of us understand that some things will never be...

Garth Cartwright

ESSAY

Home and Music

Mothers know everything, they even invented a language of themselves.

Maria Balabaș

LOCKDOWN & ISOLATION

Attuning Temporality

Hearing is a complex neurological process whereas listening is a selective learnt process, an...

Lara C. Geary

LOCKDOWN & ISOLATION

Pricked Up Ears. A Lockdown Listening

Why am I happy to listen to beauty when I know that my culturally trained ears are just a better...

Anamaria Pravicencu

Videos

ESSAY

Proudly Disengaged

An investigation into non-European cultural influences on the experimental, avant-garde and innovative music.

Joe Morris

FEATURE

The Complex Case of Romanian Folklore in Pasolini's Oedipus Rex

Almost in its entirety, the diegetic sound of Pier Paolo Pasolini’s Edipo Re (1967) is carefully mixed with traditional Romanian folk music.

Cosmin Nicolae

LOCKDOWN & ISOLATION

Fernando Pessoa and The Newfound Existentialism

Less solace, less certainty, less cures, less normalcy, less identity, less togetherness: the paltry talking-head zoom-conference solo-concert isn’t cutting it.

Andrew Choate

LANGUAGE OF THINGS

Deflating History via Abandoned Pipe-Organs in Transylvania

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.

Stefan Fraunberger

LOCKDOWN & ISOLATION

The Nyépi-Demic

The topic is very much on the table - a table of a very stimulated society, for sure, addicted to new experiences, and sometimes craving to just ‘feel better’.

Vincent Moon

LOCKDOWN & ISOLATION

Socially Overwhelmed By Isolation

Socially overwhelmed by isolation – the difficulty of self care versus the social sense of duty.

Thomas Venker