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The Unorthodox Violin Work of Darragh Morgan

Though he first picked up the violin in the context of Irish traditional music, and undertook classical music studies at Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, Darragh Morgan has long specialized in “new music.” It’s a vague term that encompasses 20th and 21st century music for orchestral and chamber instruments, but can also incorporate virtually anything else. 1,071 more words

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Caritas Chamber Choir International Young Composer Competition

Probably the most exciting piece of news I’ve had recently is that I have been shortlisted for Caritas International Young Composer Competition 2017… 427 more words


Carl Craig Infuses Techno with the High Drama of an Orchestra

The idea of fusing electronic and orchestral music isn’t new—especially not to Carl Craig. The Detroit musician is well-known for his place in the international house and techno underground; he was part of the city’s second wave of techno, working closely with Derrick May when he was only a teenager, and continues to be part of the international big league of DJ/producers/remixers. 2,049 more words

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Diamanda Galás on Criticism and Context

Avant-garde composer and performer Diamanda Galás occupies a distinct place in history; her work is aesthetically unique, situated at the nexus of contemporary classical composition and activism (her music is inextricable from her personal, passionate work with… 1,675 more words

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Symphonies & Snacks Gondwana

In this episode of Symphonies & Snacks Lucy and Jono discuss Tristan Murail’s spectral work Gondwana. They explore the difference between appreciating and liking a piece and spin of careers for Michael Ball and Alfie Boe. 24 more words

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Video Premier: CARBONWORKS - "Monaco"

CarbonWorks is not your typical band. It’s more a collective of talented session musicians really, headed by its creator and guitarist Neal Barnard – who also happens to be a world-renowned medical doctor. 411 more words


Linda Catlin Smith on Another Timbre (CD Review)

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Another Timbre at105X2

Born in the US and residing in Canada for more than a quarter century, … 773 more words