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Sonic Boom: Ted Apel & a New Generation of Artists Explore the Art of Sound

Marco Fusinato. Mass Black Implosion (Shaar, Iannis Xenakis). 2012. Ink on archival facsimile of score; framed. Part one of five parts. To make these drawings Fusinato chose a point on the page and then ruled a line from every note in the composition back to that point. This ongoing series, [...]

By | 2016-11-11T21:48:47+00:00 04.02.14|Interviews, Sounds|Comments Off on Sonic Boom: Ted Apel & a New Generation of Artists Explore the Art of Sound

Solid Sound 2013: Wilco’s Music & Art Festival

Jeff Tweedy of Wilco performing at the 2013 Solid Sound Festival at Mass MoCA in North Adams, Massachusetts (Photo by Michelle Aldredge)   Last weekend around 8,000 festival-goers gathered at Mass MoCA under the supermoon to participate in Wilco's sold-out Solid Sound Festival in North Adams, Massachusetts. Attendees come [...]

By | 2016-11-11T21:49:57+00:00 07.01.13|Events, Images, News, Performance, Sounds|Comments Off on Solid Sound 2013: Wilco’s Music & Art Festival

Why Kitty Wells Matters

    Country music legend Kitty Wells died Monday at her home in Madison, Tennessee, after suffering complications from a stroke. She was 92. The music of Kitty Wells and other country artists played frequently on the turntable in our Georgia house. My grandmother, who grew up on a farm in the [...]

By | 2016-11-11T21:52:48+00:00 07.17.12|News, Sounds|3 Comments

Not Your Average Flash Mob: The Copenhagen Phil Plays the Metro

  The best link in this morning's Twitter feed came from Christopher Jobson over at Colossal. Last month the Copenhagen Philharmonic pulled off an audacious stunt---performing Edvard Grieg's Peer Gynt on a crowded, moving metro train for unsuspecting passengers. The flash mob was created in collaboration with Radio Klassisk. All music [...]

By | 2016-11-11T21:53:05+00:00 05.25.12|Greatest Hits, News, Performance, Sounds|4 Comments

Gwarlingo’s Don’t-Miss List: Missy Mazzoli, Olive Ayhens, Jamaaladeen Tacuma, & More

  As spring approaches I suddenly find myself inundated with invitations to concerts, readings, and exhibits. It appears that our winter hibernation is finally coming to an end. Here is a small sampling of some of the events I'm planning to attend, along with a few I'm very, very sorry to [...]

By | 2016-11-11T21:53:08+00:00 02.24.12|Events, Images, News, Performance, Sounds|Comments Off on Gwarlingo’s Don’t-Miss List: Missy Mazzoli, Olive Ayhens, Jamaaladeen Tacuma, & More

The Gwarlingo Index: 2011’s Most Memorable Experiences in the Arts

  It's the New Year, which means it's time for lofty resolutions and the annual onslaught of "best of" lists. Here at Gwarlingo, I thought I'd provide readers with a new twist on the traditional "Best of 2011" list. I asked an array of artists, composers, filmmakers, writers, musicians, and performers [...]

Peter Wyer’s New Opera Dramatizes One Tibetan Woman’s Journey to Freedom

  "Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent." This line from Victor Hugo came to mind the first time I heard the incredible story of Tibetan nun Ngawang Sangdrol. At age 14 Sangdrol was jailed at the notorious Draphchi Prison [...]

By | 2016-11-11T21:53:40+00:00 12.02.11|Events, Greatest Hits, News, Sounds|Comments Off on Peter Wyer’s New Opera Dramatizes One Tibetan Woman’s Journey to Freedom

Antti Paalanen: Breathbox

I recently came across this hypnotic piece of music by Finnish musician Antti Paalanen. Paalanen is a composer and a master of the diatonic accordion. Accordions are made in a range of different configurations and styles. Diatonic button accordions are bisonoric, which means each button produces two notes: one when the [...]

By | 2016-11-11T21:55:04+00:00 10.16.11|Sounds|Comments Off on Antti Paalanen: Breathbox

187 Mega-Hits by the 12-Tone Masters

I don't often post satirical videos, but thanks to Gwarlingo reader Elly Weiss, I had the pleasure of watching this hilarious "commercial" for the "all-time greatest hits by the beloved twelve-tone masters" this morning and wanted to pass it along. The fact that the video was posted by the Arnold [...]

By | 2016-11-11T21:55:21+00:00 10.15.11|Sounds|Comments Off on 187 Mega-Hits by the 12-Tone Masters
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