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Video: Christina Vantzou, “Going Backwards to Recover What Was Left Behind”

FADER PREMIERE Christina Vantzou, the ambient/post-classical composer who just released her second album, Nº2, via Kranky, has always doubled her work with film, producing extended visuals for her earlier group The Dead Texan and a … read more »

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Christina Vantzou, “Going Backwards to Recover What Was Left Behind” MP3

Brussels-based neoclassical composer Christina Vantzou’s threnodic, river-like music is moving enough already, but it gets me even more worked up remembering how I first found it a decade ago in a now nonexistent CD store, … read more »

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GEN F: Caroline Shaw

“Let’s say you have a nested quintuplet within a septuplet…” From the magazine: ISSUE 89, December 2013/January 2014 In a recent New Yorker story about EDM, there is an aside about the mega-rich Dutch DJ … read more »

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Interview: Nico Muhly

The Met’s youngest composer takes us behind the scenes of the first internet-era opera October 21, 2013 marks the North American debut of Two Boys, an opera by Nico Muhly. At 32, he is the … read more »

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Video: Masayoshi Fujita,“Swans and Morning Dews” + Twigs & Yarn Remix

We’ve expressed our awe for the delicate work of vibraphone composer Masayoshi Fujita and Austin sound collage duo Twigs & Yarn before, and now the two have mixed their music all together, linked up via … read more »

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Lil B Just Released Another “Classical” Album, Tears 4 God

Lil B‘s wordless, self-produced, synth-noodling “classical” albums are like the just-as-tone-deaf counterpoint to his most distasteful rap lyrics, proof he’s not afraid to cook in corners unappealing to the average listener. If you consider his … read more »

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Stream: William Basinski, “Dlp 1.1″ (Live at The 54th Venice Biennale)

This past September, we asked composer William Basinski to take us back to the happy accident that, ten years prior, gave way to the Disintegration Loops, an unlikely ambient opus involving the sound of analog … read more »

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Sufjan Stevens Scores New Justin Peck Ballet

On October 5th, 24-year-old New York City Ballet choreographer Justin Peck and Sufjan Stevens will unveil a new ballet called “Year of the Rabbit” at Lincoln Center’s David H. Koch Theater. We’re not sure what … read more »

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Stream Rafiq Bhatia’s Strata EP

Rafiq Bhatia, the young New York composer and guitarist, releases his debut EP next week, and we’ve got it streaming below in its entirety, from the driving saxophone jazz of “Sunshower” to the dizzying hip-hop … read more »

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Video: Thus:Owls, “White Night”

Thus:Owls, duo of the gifted Swedish singer Erika Angell and her Canadian guitarist husband, recorded their second album, Harbours, in a village on the Seine in southern France, though the record sounds less like an … read more »

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