Music

Why the 40-year-old Mute record label remains an enigma

When musical signifiers for sex so often become sonic pornography, LCMF 2017 showed alternative ways of marrying sound and body

Arthur Jafa’s intertwining of video collage and music has the power to open up minds and bodies

From the drone blasts of Polwechsel to Pauline Oliveros's ecological politics, deep listening at the festival’s anniversary edition

The London Sinfonietta celebrates 50 years of supporting and performing new music

What does the new music genre 'necropolo' reveal about Poland's current political situation? 

Katy Perry featuring Juicy J, ‘Dark Horse’, 2013, music video still

On the intertwined histories of music, sampling and influence

Ahead of its South London Gallery performance, how Tom Phillips’s Irma – a work that questions the genre of opera itself – is being staged

From Stravinsky in a car park to concerts in living rooms, how is classical music culture changing? 

'Romantic, muscular, propulsive': Jace Clayton discusses his tribute to the American minimalist, ahead of its London performance this weekend

Artist and composer Ari Benjamin Meyers on exhibiting music 

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SoundCloud has been invaluable to the new music community for both documentation and discovery – now the audio-sharing platform is in peril