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Music and Muses: Interview with Carolina Eyck

By Madelaine Jones

For the second of our interviews in the ‘Music and Muses’ series, German thereminist Carolina Eyck talks about her passion for improvising and what making music can mean to an artist and a composer.                                   Despite being a viola player and […]

Music And Muses: Interview with Philip Fowke

By Madelaine Jones

For the first of our interviews in the ‘Music and Muses’ series, English concert pianist and pedagogue Philip Fowke tells us about his love of teaching amateur musicians, his hate of the competition circuit and what excites him about contemporary music.                         How do you find […]


  • I recently had the pleasure of meeting Manuel Schwiertz of ON Neue Musik Köln. Among other things he just started a new label for contemporary music, Blinker, that will be featured in an upcoming article at If you can't wait for the interview to go online you can check out Blinker's brandnew website at in the meantime!
  • Is there a better way to spend your lunch break than listening to Späthoven's op. 127/II?
  • German New Music Ensemble "musikFabrik" teaches kids how to compose electronic music just like Stockhausen did:
  • Wie Jürgen Flimm Berlin als "größte Opernstadt der Welt" bezeichnen kann erschließt sich mir leider nicht. München hat auch drei Opernhäuser und überhaupt: seit wann ist die Deutsche Oper "fantastisch"?
  • It would indeed be fabulous for Boston if Riccardo Chailly replaced Levine. He is charismatic and a great musician.
  • In expecto by Sofia Gubaidulina. A fantastic piece for accordion, played superbly by Maciej Frąckiewicz
  • Exploring Karlheinz Essl's vast sound library at
  • Finally! The Hagen Quartet CD arrived!
  • Wolf-Dieter Seiffert, CEO of the Henle Publishing House, blogs about Schumann and Chopin.
  • Louis Andriessen article at the Detritus Review. Nice coincidence. Just heard a fascinating talk by Rob Zuidam on "The Five"

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