People have been concerned for a very long time with what's killing music. The current boogeyman is undoubtedly Auto-Tune, the pitch-correction software that can both sweeten off-key voices and create new vocal effects. Some have long protested its ubiquity: It will kill real vocals! Live performanc ... More >>
Philip Glass and Tim Fain Play Chamber Works The Temple Of Dendur, Metropolitan Museum of Art Saturday, April 21 Better than: Battling tourists to enjoy what may be the most beautiful room in New York City. The Sackler Wing of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, containing the more than two-millenniu ... More >>
The world-renowned composer is still a neighborhood staple
The class act returns to New York
By now, you've probably seen Rick Perry's "Strong" ad, in which he opines, "There's something wrong in this country when gays can serve openly in the military but our kids can't openly celebrate Christmas or pray in school." Not only are gays in our military, they're also composing music for ... More >>
Michal NanoruThis month marks the publication of Best Music Writing 2011, the annual anthology of top-notch scribing about music2010 pieces by the likes of Nitsuh Abebe, Ann Powers, and Jessica Hopper are collected in the book, which this year was edited by New Yorker classical-music c ... More >>
The 2011 edition of Da Capo's annual anthology Best Music Writing which this year was guest edited by The New Yorker classical writer and The Rest Is Noise author Alex Ross; Daphne Carr has been the series editor since 2006contains 32 essays and is augmented by a a jumbo-sized "Other N ... More >>
Last month, the street artist Beast made the New York City subway map, usually a "limp dick," into an erect penis thrilled over the death of Osama Bin Laden. Yesterday he was back at work with a new installation he calls "Sam & Fred & Mike & Tom & Jerry go to China," which depicts a dilapidat ... More >>
This year's edition of Best Music Writing, guest-edited by Ann Powers, is so loaded with rock-crit superstars that it'll take two nights of readings to honor them all: The fun begins tonight at Housing Works in SoHo and features Sasha Frere-Jones, Alex Ross, Robert Christgau, Starrene Rhett, ... More >>
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Salute. Photo by Sam Horine.In the week we finally got to unleash the initial Siren Festival details on the world (July 17! 10th anniversary! Matt & Kim, Ted Leo, Surfer Blood, Pains of Being Pure at Heart, and Harlem! Totally free!), we celebrated Cinco De Mayo like Anna Wintour, Pharrell, a ... More >>
Björk, Brandon Stosuy, and the Dirty Projectors's Amber Coffman. All photos by Sam Horine.We won't pretend to be remotely objective about Rites of Spring, last night's DJ benefit for Haiti organized by our pal Brandon Stosuy and featuring the diverse yet weirdly complementary talents of the ... More >>
Björk spins at a dance party benefit for Haiti
As promised, writer/curator/good human Brandon Stosuy has just posted the rest of the details pertaining to the May 2nd "Rites of Spring" benefit he organized with Björk, Alex Ross, Dave Longstreth, and Tyondai Braxton. Tickets go on sale next Tuesday at Brooklyn's Record Grouch/Old Made Vin ... More >>
Earlier this morning, the New Yorker's Alex Ross posted the Seldon Hunt-designed flyer for "Rites of Spring," the May 2nd benefit for Haiti organized by SOTC buddy Brandon Stosuy, and featuring Björk, the Dirty Projector's Dave Longstreth, and Battles's Tyondai Braxton in the humble confines ... More >>
So today, for whatever reason, Amazon is offering the California minimalist Terry Riley's most iconic piece, 1964's "In C," as a free download. Don't think too hard about this one. [h/t Alex Ross]
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