Music

Vishwas R. Gaitonde
Vishwas R. Gaitonde

Dami Ajayi

Fela: Kalakuta Notes (Second Edition)
by John Collins
Wesleyan University Press (2015), 326 pages

 

Laura Scheriau

In the fourth edition of The Beat, our series of interviews with musicians, meet Pablo Sirvand, an up and coming Mexican singer-songwriter. 

Opening the interview, and to get an idea of his music taste, I asked Pablo to open his digital music library, turn on shuffle and tell me the first three songs that appeared. The first song that came up was “Intentions” by The Whitest Boy Alive. Next was “We Take Care of Our Own” by Bruce Springsteen, followed by “The Dance” by Garth Brooks.

And on that note...

Christian Niedan
Laura Scheriau

Meet Cameron Bury, Nick Palmer, Brendan Sheargold, Mitch Grace, and Tim Byles. Together, they are Far Away Stables, an Australian band with a smooth blend of modern rock styles with a few jagged edges.

Laura Scheriau

In this second edition of The Beat, our interview series with musicians, meet Justin Klump, an American folk-pop songwriter and guitarist living in Nashville, Tennessee.

Michael J. Jordan

Laura Scheriau

In this inaugural edition of The Beat, a series of interviews with musicians, I speak with Matt Wong, a 17-year-old virtuoso guitar player and teacher from New Jersey.

To get a sense of his character and musical tastes, I asked Matt to open his digital music library, shuffle the tunes, and tell me the first three songs that appear. The results:  “Jean Pierre” by Miles Davis, “What You Want,” from the musical Legally Blonde, and Handel’s “Hallelujah Chorus.”

And on that note...

Alison Kinney

"Paper Music: A Ciné Concert" is the latest musical-visual mash-up between South African composer and sound artist Philip Miller and his compatriot, the visual artist William Kentridge. In this wide-ranging discussion with Miller, Alison Kinney unearths the processes and politics underpinning his extraordinary work.

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