Things happen to people, and people make music. Therefore, there will always be a connection, conscious or unconscious, between the two. It was reaffirming to hear these views echoed by Brooklyn-based composer, improviser and performer Lucie Vítková when we discussed their upcoming album, "Aging".New Music
It was no coincidence that I spoke with Hunter Hunt-Hendrix about her latest Liturgy album, "Origin of the Alimonies", on the day of the Great Conjunction and the solstice. She felt that December 21 would set the tone perfectly for discussing her opera, and I am bound to agree.New Music
Here’s the thing about playing the viola — you have to find your own way. But a remarkable result can emerge from the restricted repertoire and unregulated nature of the instrument itself. Nicholas Cords utilized these conditions to create his latest album, "Touch Harmonious".
Speaking with Anthony Tommasini about his relationship with his mentor composer/critic Virgil Thomson, I found myself three steps away from Stein, Stravinsky, Picasso, Copland, Sibelius and many others who felt more alive to me than they ever have.Deep Dives
Something To Hunt gives a glimpse into what Ash Fure is striving for as a composer; she can hear her muscles flexing.Deep Dives
Osvaldo Golijov's Falling Out Of Time for Silkroad Ensemble is a masterpiece as intellectually stimulating as it is emotionally gripping. It cracks open how we experience time and how this experience is disrupted by grief and eventually dismantled by death.Inquiry
Known as "Classical Bae" and revered for her collaborations with artists including Beyoncé and Yo-Yo Ma, Ezinma utilizes her classical training to create music that marries music of opposite worlds. Her latest single "Vivaldi Springs Forth", is out now.Inquiry
Is there a right way to listen to an album? How literally should a listener take the track layout of an album?Deep Dives