John Maus on his Audacious Younger Self
Although it could have done without the rather pathetic and oh so familiar 'isn't this artist so clever, he references Socrates and Lacan, we couldn't possibly keep up, and don't worry dear reader... Read More
Our Only Hope Is Another Human
Upon the release of his group's newest album, Mature Themes, the follow up to 2010's genre-breaking Before Today (which saw the formerly lo fi hypnagogic artist transform into a 1970s West Coast... Read More
Turning Tweets into Music
140 characters to make a piece of music. Your tweets, whether positive or negative, about sports, politics or technologies, can now be turned into music through an online installation by Daniel Jones... Read More
Cage: The Legend
John Cage would have been 100 this year. In honour of that centenary, the BBC Proms in London is hosting a brave, exploratory concert. The Guardian just published an article where some of those... Read More
An 'Alternative' Beatles Catalogue?
Before the 'album' was standardised as the canonical musical form for the expression of cohesive, singular artistic statements in popular music, many artists' music was packaged and repackaged at... Read More
Stuck in the 1990s?
Anyone who caught the Olympics Closing Ceremony this past week will have noticed the pervasiveness of heritage and 1990s popular music. At times it felt like a tribute to Blairite Britain, with... Read More
Interviews with soloists for CMC showcases
The Contemporary Music Centre in Dublin is presenting a series of four short early evening solo concerts celebrating the work of various Irish composers, at Exchange Dublin. The video below contains... Read More
Alfred Brendel on Coughers, Clappers, Sneezers and Whistlers
Brendel is not just a celebrated pianist. He has published a number of essay and poetry collections. This poem is from his 1998 collection, One Finger Too Many (reproduced from here). A PoemThe... Read More
A Kaleidoscopic Reel
This is a live recording from the the August Kaleidoscope night of Malachy Bourke and Toner Quinn finishing up their set with a Frankie Gavin reel called 'Michael Greaney's Favourite'. The... Read More
Death Metal Versus Neoliberalism
Great post here from It's Her Factory reflecting on the differences between liberalism and neoliberalism as described by thinkers such as Deleuze and Foucault, and the possible ways that 'hyper-... Read More