Don't Blame Dance Culture
Darragh McCausland, in the Irish Times, refutes a recent article by Brian Boyd, in which the author appeared to blame dance music culture violence behaviour, in particular at a Swedish House Mafia... Read More
A Guide to Kaija Saariaho
Tom Service continues his series of introductions to the music of contemporary composers, with an edition dedicated to Finn Kaija Saariaho, whose Laterna Magica will be performed in London at the... Read More
Improvised Music and Musical Aesthetics
Norman Lebrecht is know for his divisive, often conservative views, but he surpassed himself recently with a blog post which lambasted Arts Council England for funding a concert by Supersilent.... Read More
Scoil Samhraidh Willie Clancy In Images
With the Willie Clancy summer school just started, there is possibly no better record of what it's all about than the photographs of Tony Kearns. Since 1992 Kearns has been taking photographs of the... Read More
Deadline Approaching for Arts Council Opera Bursary Award
The deadline for the Irish Arts Council's Opera Bursary Award is this week, on 12 July at 5.30pm. The award is aimed at 'buying time' for composers and performers who wish to develop an area of opera... Read More
'Music' Beyond the Sonic
Blogger Adam Harper has just published his paper, given at the Sonic Radicalism symposium held at the University of East London on 23 May, on notions of musical radicalism beyond the norm, where... Read More
French Music Magazine from the 1950s
The design journal Eye posted recently about an issue of Sonorama, a French music magazine published from 1958 to 1961. This particular issue is from June 1958 and includes music on flexi-... Read More
The Green Linnet — Barney McKenna and Tony McMahon
Will the like of it ever be seen again on our screens? 'I don't believe these old traditions should be let die,' says Tony MacMahon, 'because these men made great music on the streets for people to... Read More
A Brief History of Rock n' Roll in 100 Guitar Riffs
Alex Chadwick of Chicago Music Exchange has recorded a history of rock n' roll in 100 guitar riffs. The performance, on a 1958 Fender Stratocaster, lasts just over twelve minutes. 
The Power Of The Particular
Katy Perry's 'Wide Awake'. Betraying his habitual endorsement of somewhat limited ideas concerning the pre-eminence of biography and lyrics in the interpretation of music, Bob Lefsetz... Read More