Experimental music

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From Adès’ angel to Verdi’s fat knight: what to see as classical and opera venues reopen
Live music is back across the UK; we pick ten events to brighten the coming months

Andrew Clements

14, May, 2021 @3:42 PM

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Angrusori: Live at Tou review – Romany songs of birth, death and black comedy
Using tango, flamenco, junkyard jazz and more, the pan-European group turn stories of migration, pain and persecution into something transcendent

John Lewis

07, May, 2021 @8:00 AM

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‘10,000 tiny instruments’: how Lego made the experimental album of 2021
With the soothing noise of its bricks clicking against one another, Lego White Noise joins the ranks of great musique concrète – and documents a potentially doomed sound

John Doran

04, May, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Anita Lane, singer-songwriter who collaborated with Nick Cave, dies aged 61
Lane was Cave’s partner in the early 1980s and wrote songs with him for the Birthday Party and the Bad Seeds, as well as releasing solo work

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

28, Apr, 2021 @12:39 PM

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The Foghorn’s Lament by Jennifer Lucy Allan review – a whole world in a sound
From Shetland to San Francisco ... in praise of the coast’s most monstrous and melancholy sound machines

Amy Liptrot

28, Apr, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Sisters With Transistors: inside the fascinating film about electronic music’s forgotten pioneers
They turned drawings into symphonies and made black boxes sing. Why were they never given their due? The maker of a new film, full of revealing archive footage, aims to put this right

Jude Rogers

23, Apr, 2021 @3:22 PM

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Vijay Iyer, Linda May Han Oh, Tyshawn Sorey: Uneasy review | John Fordham's jazz album of the month
Touching on both Cole Porter and Eric Garner, this long-time trio invigorate bop with thrilling, socially conscious free jazz

John Fordham

23, Apr, 2021 @7:30 AM

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Gazelle Twin & NYX: Deep England review | John Lewis's contemporary album of the month
A dramatic reworking of Gazelle Twin’s techno-folk Pastoral album with the NYX choir adds layers of hair-raising chills

John Lewis

12, Mar, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Obay Alsharani: the Syrian refugee keeping his mind free with ambient music
The music producer escaped Assad’s Syria and ended up in a Swedish refugee centre, where the space and minimalism of ambient allowed him to express his alienation

Joe Muggs

09, Mar, 2021 @10:30 AM

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Rian Treanor: the producer hacking a smarter, kinder future for music
The Rotherham electronic musician is using his skills to tackle dementia, teach children and collaborate across the globe – and dreams of a club where the dancers play the drum machines

Chal Ravens

03, Mar, 2021 @10:30 AM

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New Cue the music: former Q editors join newsletter publishing boom
After the Bauer Media music title’s pandemic-triggered demise last July, Q’s former staff are launching a weekly direct-to-inbox publication

Laura Snapes

25, Feb, 2021 @10:28 AM

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Archie Shepp on jazz, race and freedom: 'Institutions continue to abuse power'
At 83, the saxophonist has somewhat mellowed his funkily avant-garde music – but his anger at the racial injustice he has fought all his life remains undimmed

Lanre Bakare

24, Feb, 2021 @1:00 PM

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