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Design Matters - 17 Sep 2018

For the sixth and final film in the Design Matters series with Bang & Olufsen, Berlin-based musician Laurel Halo talks about drawing inspiration from different musical lineages, reacting to the materiality of Berlin and using texture as a challenge

Xenophobia has escalated to ‘emergency’ levels but the most watched music video on Italian YouTube is by a Tunisian-Italian artist

Found first in the pages of NME, an homage to the critic who brought an antic traduction of high French theory to the study of contemporar

The beloved angst-ridden musician makes a lively turn with her new album, Be the Cowboy

In the unashamedly populist ‘Rip It Up’ at the National Museum of Scotland, the joy of fandom resounds but questions about the future are avoided

Knussen’s music laid out each component as ‘precarious, vulnerable, exposed’ – and his conducting similarly worked from the inside out

Previously unheard music on Both Directions At Once includes blues as imposing as the saxophonist would ever record

Sir Simon Rattle and the LSO bring Stockhausen’s Gruppen für drei Orchester to the Tate’s cavernous space, 50 years after its London debut

An art historian explains what the Carters’s takeover of the Paris museum says about art, race and power

On the eve of a major show at the National Portrait Gallery, considering the legacy of MJ in light of ‘Apeshit’ and fraught debates on Blackness

A new history of grime, Dan Hancox’s Inner City Pressure, details the rapidly shifting London landscape out of which it emerged

Sophie Fiennes’s new film Bloodlight and Bami reveals a personal side of the singer as yet unseen