Spotlight

The long read, interviews and stories that we focus on.

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

Inner Travels with Carsten Nicolai (Alva Noto)

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

Miron Ghiu

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

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

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

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

FOCUS ON

Conceptual Listening

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

Johannes Kreidler

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

IN CONVERSATION

Plant A Tree: Hernan Don Camel Sforzini

A brief talk with Argentinian percussionist and activist Hernan Don Camel Sforzini.

Andrei Bucureci

ALBUMS OF THE YEAR

Favourite Albums of 2019

We asked some of our contributors, collaborators and friends to help us and share their favourite albums of 2019.

Dragoș Rusu

IN CONVERSATION

Mark Stewart: Juxtaposing Is Always In My Life

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.

Andrei Bucureci

FOCUS ON

Magda Mayas - A Portrait of the Pianist with Three Grand Pianos

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.

Andrew Choate

IN CONVERSATION

Stella Chiweshe - The Zimbabwe Queen of Mbira

A talk with Stella Chiweshe, after her performance at Outernational Days 3 festival.

Beatrice Sommer