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An exclusive interview with Ola Gjeilo

An exclusive interview with Ola Gjeilo

PeterHulley February 5, 2013 0

In an exclusive interview with Musicroom, acclaimed Norwegian composer Ola Gjeilo (pronounced Yay-Lo) sheds some light on his development as a composer, the art, music and lands which have inspired him, and his own

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Experimental electronic composer Scanner joins Music Sales

Experimental electronic composer Scanner joins Music Sales

Music Sales Classical October 3, 2012 0

Robin Rimbaud – the London based artist, writer, plasticien sonore and composer also know as Scanner – has signed with music publishers Chester Music, part of the Music Sales Group. Scanner’s music encompasses sound

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A classical guitarist’s relationship with steel strings

A classical guitarist’s relationship with steel strings

PeterHulley September 14, 2012 0

I recently bought my first steel string acoustic guitar. At face value, this statement may have less inherent strangeness than it perhaps has as an opener. It becomes more interesting, however, when combined with

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Philip Glass at 75: birthday celebrated with app and remix album

Philip Glass at 75: birthday celebrated with app and remix album

GregJohnson September 13, 2012 1

Philip Glass is 75 this year and in celebration of the composer’s anniversary, a special remix album, entitled REWORK is to be released on October 23. UPDATE: the album is also now available as

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Sir John Tavener and Paul Robertson on Indian Ragas and musical healing on BBC Radio 4

Sir John Tavener and Paul Robertson on Indian Ragas and musical healing on BBC Radio 4

GregJohnson September 10, 2012 0

For the next four days, a new BBC Radio 4 programme featuring acclaimed Chester Music composer, Sir John Tavener is available to listen to again online. The programme, entitled Hearing Ragas, centres on the

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New Lady Gaga album to be released as app

New Lady Gaga album to be released as app

GregJohnson September 7, 2012 0

ARTPOP, the fourth album by Lady Gaga will be released as an app it has been revealed. Writing on her Little Monsters website, the flamboyant artist posted that the album would be a “multimedia

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This Is England screening to feature live music from Ludovico Einaudi and Gavin Clark

This Is England screening to feature live music from Ludovico Einaudi and Gavin Clark

GregJohnson September 6, 2012 0

This year, Warp Films are celebrating a decade of ground breaking film making. To mark the occasion, a special live score screening of Shane Meadow’s This Is England is set to take place on

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Funk Brothers bassist Bob Babbitt has died

Funk Brothers bassist Bob Babbitt has died

GregJohnson July 17, 2012 0

Bob Babbitt, bassist for the legendary Motown house band Funk Brothers, has died, aged 74. As a member of the hit-machine studio group, Babbitt provided the bedrock for such classic singles as Smokey Robinson’s

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Out now: Eric Whitacre’s Water Night – The Collection

Out now: Eric Whitacre’s Water Night – The Collection

GregJohnson July 12, 2012 1

Composer, conductor and online Virtual Choir phenomenon, Eric Whitacre is possibly the hottest name in choral music today. Water Night is Whitacre’s latest chart-topping Decca release and now SATB choruses can discover and perform his

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Nicola Benedetti says children need to play music not follow celebrities

Nicola Benedetti says children need to play music not follow celebrities

GregJohnson July 12, 2012 2

Nicola Benedetti, one of the country’s leading violinists, has launched a scathing attack on the government’s decision to reduce spending on music tuition in schools. In an interview with the Radio Times, Ms Benedetti

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