Rising to prominence in The Exorcist soundtrack and the first album from Richard Branson’s Virgin Records, the layered sounds of Tubular Bells became a template for further innovation.
Mzilikazi Khumalo was a brilliant linguist with a stellar career in music. These achievements are extraordinary considering the obstacles he faced throughout his career.
As a concert pianist, Scott Davie has been searching for the spirit of Chopin since his teens. It’s taken him to Paris and Majorca and channeled tantalising notes through time.
Sleeping through a live performance would usually indicate it wasn’t engaging. But as a film about Max Richter’s Sleep concerts explains, this is exactly the response the composer was hoping for.
The composer of over 500 film scores, Morricone was embraced by Hollywood — but he was always an Italian composer.
This year Ludwig van Beethoven turns 250. Though some of his creations have been overexposed, they are indisputably brilliant. And there are still others waiting to be discovered by music lovers.
A feast for the senses reminiscent of an all-night rave or the film Bladerunner, Chamber Made’s new work Diaspora bathes the audience with broad spectrum frequencies of light and sound.
Creators of video game sound scores have more in common with classical composers than you might think - and they create dynamic sounds and music that cleverly respond to play.
When children take up instruments they’re not passionate about, most don’t stick with music for long, and that’s a shame.
Telecommunications company Huawei has used artificial intelligence to complete Schubert’s Unfinished Symphony. But the result fails to capture the spirit of Schubert’s original compositions.
Rather than replace humans, AI could actually boost our creativity.
In his 150th anniversary year it seems appropriate that Sibelius and his reception receive a critical re-evaluation.
Composer Max Richter – with his epic, eight-hour-long piece Sleep – aims to be an auditory sandman.
If computer pioneer Ada Lovelace had strong women role models even in her day, we must ensure women continue to do so today.