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Lachenmann

Helmut Lachenmann is a German composer that is born 1955. He is associated with what is called musique concrète instrumentale. The most striking aspect of his music is the fact that many times he simply removes pitch as a musical parameter and uses a lot of unusual playing techniques. 282 more words

Music

Can Music (Still) Be Critical?

This was the dissertation I wrote for my Art & Politics MA at Goldsmiths. It was an attempt to think through the idea of critique in relation to music, as well as an excuse to listen to loads of ‘political’ music from the late 20th century. 12,566 more words

Theory

Lachenmann: Ausklang (1984/85)

Location: departing before the grand depart
Score: yes

When encountering Lachenmann it is (rather too) easy to be distracted by the array of bangs, scrapes, whispers, and whistles from instruments whose practitioners will generally characterise their ideal sound quality as ‘sung’.   424 more words

ConcertoCommentary

Lachenmann: „...zwei Gefühle...“, Musik mit Leonardo für Sprecher und Ensemble

Helmut Lachenmann: „…zwei Gefühle…“, Musik mit Leonardo für Sprecher und Ensemble (1992)

Contemporary

A day in the Life of an LS intern

Kammy and Sian, our current crop of fabulous interns, look back on the last few months …

Kammy Pike

So it’s my last few weeks left in this 6 month roller coaster ride of an internship! 1,062 more words

Office Life