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  1. June 27, 2014

    Brian Eno and Karl Hyde: High Life – review

    A companion piece to their patchy joint album Someday World, High Life reunites Brian Eno and Underworld’s Karl Hyde. It’s a...

  2. July 19, 2013

    Strings, brass and Cybermen

    I have not seen a complete episode of Doctor Who since 1972. We go back a long way but I moved on, around the time of The...

  1. March 6, 2013

    Radio Rewrite, Royal Festival Hall, London

    Full circle at last. Ever since Steve Reich’s big hit, Music for 18 Musicians, in the late 1970s his music has been...

  2. January 14, 2013

    Sydney Festival, Carriageworks

    At what point does an artwork cease to be the province exclusively of its creator? That was the key question in the air last...

  3. November 9, 2012

    Brian Eno: Lux

    Brian Eno’s first album for Warp, 2010’s Small Craft on a Milk Sea, found the ambient pioneer using uncharacteristically...

  4. October 26, 2012

    Towers of babble

    There’s an odd silence about sound these days. Pick up any design magazine or treatise on architecture from the past 100...

  5. June 29, 2012

    Moebius + Tietchens: Moebius + Tietchens

    Dieter Moebius was a krautrock contemporary of Can. He formed the electronic music band Kluster in 1969 and was also a...

  6. June 8, 2012

    From sounds to vision

    Given how most artists are shielded by a coterie of assistants and PR aides, it comes as a surprise to discover that Maggi...

  7. April 16, 2012

    The Sinking of the Titanic, Barbican, London

    The timing was everything. It was 100 years to the day since the Titanic sank in the mid-Atlantic and Gavin Bryars’s The...

  8. January 14, 2012

    Pioneers: human or otherwise

    Brian Eno: cool, calm, composing Since he first appeared in the pop charts with Roxy Music 40 years ago, Eno has been...

  9. November 18, 2011

    Dream teams

    Brazilian superstar Gilberto Gil is perched on a high stool not three metres in front of me, cradling his acoustic guitar as...

  10. October 6, 2011

    Merce Cunningham Dance Company, Barbican, London

    The Merce Cunningham Dance Company, as the choreographer left it when he died two years ago, will cease to exist at the...

  11. September 12, 2011

    King Creosote & Jon Hopkins, Queen Elizabeth Hall, London

    There is nothing regal in King Creosote’s countenance, no pomp and circumstance to his performance. In his melancholy way,...

  12. August 21, 2011

    Astrid Williamson, The CAMP, London

    Whenever the name Brian Eno is linked to a record, even at one remove, the ears prick up. So it goes with Astrid...

  13. July 1, 2011

    Sound visionary

    Brian Eno has an acute sense of hearing. It has no doubt proved invaluable in his 40 years as one of pop’s most feted...

  14. April 1, 2011

    ‘African music has to be about struggle’

    Seun Kuti, the frontman of his late father Fela’s band Egypt 80, in Hyde Park, London But after that ice-breaker, Kuti is...

  15. March 25, 2011

    King Creosote & Jon Hopkins: Diamond Mine

    King Creosote & Jon Hopkins Diamond Mine (Domino) Listening to Diamond Mine after brash Britney is like swapping the guilty...

  16. February 25, 2011

    The sound of the future

    Interior design is now a lucrative and far-reaching – some might argue, bloated – industry. The import and export of styles...

  17. January 30, 2011

    Anna Calvi, Hoxton Hall, London

    Enter the gothic governess: Anna Calvi Anna Calvi is a newcomer, one of the BBC’s Sound of 2011 choices and championed by...

  18. January 29, 2011

    Phil Manzanera: Diamond Head

    Phil Manzanera Diamond Head (Expression) With Roxy Music back on the road here’s a timely reminder there was more to them...

  19. January 14, 2011

    Anna Calvi: Anna Calvi

    Anna Calvi Anna Calvi (Domino) Brian Eno thinks Anna Calvi is “the biggest thing since Patti Smith”. The praise for the...

  20. December 30, 2010

    Smart materials

    ‘Volume’ by UVA At first, the St Petersburg exhibition hall has the monolithic calm of a cathedral. Yota Space is filled...

  21. November 13, 2010

    Brian Eno: Small Craft on a Milk Sea

    Brian Eno Small Craft on a Milk Sea (Warp) Small Craft on a Milk Sea, Brian Eno’s first album for electronic music label...

  22. October 22, 2010

    Bryan Ferry: Olympia

    Bryan Ferry Olympia (Virgin) Bryan Ferry’s first album of new material in eight years opens with the 65-year-old singer in...

  23. July 9, 2010

    Fresh overtures at the Proms

    The New York Philharmonic in Ligeti’s ‘Le Grand Macabre’ at the Lincoln Center in May Take a look at your local classical...

  24. April 16, 2010

    The force behind the Brighton festival

    Andrew Comben, director of the Brighton festival, launches his second year of programming There may still be talk of...

  25. February 26, 2010

    The Humans, Scala, London

    In an interview a few years ago, Robert Fripp complained about his ill-treatment in the UK. Abroad, he’s fêted as a great...

  26. January 16, 2010

    Various Artists: Pop Ambient 2010

    Various Artists Pop Ambient 2010 Kompakt Each January the Cologne-based techno imprint Kompakt steps back from the...

  27. January 8, 2010

    Lunch with the FT: Stewart Brand

    During the week Stewart Brand and his wife, Ryan Phelan, live on a houseboat, a restored tug, moored in Sausalito harbour....

  28. November 10, 2009

    Cluster: Qua

    Michael Karoli of Can and Faust's Uwe Nettelbeck are dead; Kraftwerk are today reduced to founder Ralf Hütter and a crew of...

  29. November 9, 2009

    Cluster: Qua, Sophiensaele, Berlin

    Michael Karoli of Can and Faust’s Uwe Nettelbeck are dead; Kraftwerk are today reduced to founder Ralf Hütter and a crew of...

  30. August 6, 2009

    David Byrne, Southampton Guildhall, UK

    Contrary to usual practice, David Byrne encouraged audience members to take photographs and record his concert on their...

  31. April 4, 2009

    Live music

    Ether Festival April 9-24, Southbank Centre, London Brian Eno, no doubt hoping to restate his experimental credentials...

  32. March 28, 2009

    Live music

    Simply Red March 28, LG Arena, Birmingham, then touring Mick Hucknall - lothario, friend of Tony Blair, smooth soul...

  33. January 31, 2009

    Classical - Andrew Clark

    Music for Airports/In the Ocean Frank Scheffer Medici Arts This DVD explores the spirit of experiment in late 20th-century...

  34. December 27, 2008

    Pop - Ludovic Hunter-Tilney

    The Bug London Zoo Ninja Tune "Seems like the end is getting near," croons a deceptively sweet-voiced reggae singer as...

  35. December 16, 2008

    Energy, stagecraft and surefire sales

    Coldplay's current album is Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends . It's gone to Number One in 36 countries and been...

  36. December 15, 2008

    Energy, stagecraft and surefire siles

    Coldplay’s current album is Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends. It’s gone to Number One in 36 countries and been...

  37. October 4, 2008

    The Diary - Michael Moorcock

    I'm becoming a bit of an expert at low-tech global performance. Last weekend, at an event honouring my friend and colleague...

  38. August 23, 2008

    Pop - Ludovic Hunter-Tilney

    The Verve Parlophone * Not only have The Verve's 1990s hits dated as badly as the fax machine, but now the combustible...

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