Jazz

Luigi Russolo’s Cacophonous Futures

Luigi Russolo’s Cacophonous Futures.  By Peter Tracy What does the future sound like? In the early 20th century, one answer rang out from Luigi Russolo’s intonarumori ” lever-operated machines designed to pop, sough, shriek, and shock. Peter Tracy explores the ambitions behind Italian Futurism’s experiments with noise… Read More

BBC Radiophonic

BBC Radiophonic Workshop Director: Roger Pomphrey.   The BBC’s Radiophonic Workshop was set up in 1958, born out of a desire to create ‘new kinds of sounds’. The Alchemists of Sound looks at this creative group from… Read More

The Birth of Loop

The Birth of Loop. A Short History of Looping Music by Michael Peters Looping Music today typically employs tape delay/feedback systems, digital delay devices, or computers to create repetitions of sounds. These repetitions can either remain limited to simple repeated phrases, or they are allowed… Read More

Damu The Fudgemunk

Damu The Fudgemunk: Earl Davis Hip Hop producer and DJ from Washington, D.C. and co-founder/owner of Redefinition Records Member of Y Society along with MC Insight. I love to listen to his creations, and I’m not alone.. In praise of: ’The High… Read More

Summer of Soul

Summer of Soul review thrilling documentary reveals a forgotten festival. Revelatory footage from the 1969 Harlem Cultural festival, crudely known for a while as the Black Woodstock, is brought to life in a spectacular new film. A still from Summer Of Soul. Photograph: Courtesy of Sundance… Read More