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N_Polytope: Behaviours in Light & Sound After Iannis Xenakis

In an abandoned swimming pool somewhere in the northern perimeter of Berlin, lights burst to the rhythm of acoustic ricochets. A bizarre choreography of light and sound imitates patterns of synchrony and predation found in the animal kingdom.  The source of this erratic audiovisual experience is a self-aware system of 200 ...
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  • Friday June 20, 2014

Supersonic Festival Preview

Birmingham’s Supersonic Festival is undoubtedly an institution in British experimental music. I was lucky enough to attend their last festival in 2012, and found it to be a postively life-changing experience, which featured a great ...
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  • Friday May 30, 2014

It’s like it’s 2009 all over again

  It may have been just five years ago, but 2009 seems like the distant past. I was still in sixth form, and, more importantly for the context of this review, I had fully immersed myself ...
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  • Friday May 9, 2014

The Expert’s Guide to Europe’s Ultimate Competition

Going back to 1956, with one to six hundred million viewers annually, the Eurovision Song Contest is one of the largest-scale and longest-running television events in the world. This year thirty-seven countries will battle it out in Copenhagen for victory and the opportunity to host the competition in 2015. Here is my list of the top ten hottest songs to ...
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  • Friday May 2, 2014

AMS albums you may have missed!

St. Vincent - St. Vincent   St. Vincent released her first album, Marry Me, back in 2007. It was pretty good. 2009 saw Actor released, and that was really good. 2011’s Strange ...
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  • Friday May 2, 2014

Gig Review: Seahaven

Birthday’s in Dalston is about as hipster as venues come. It’s in Dalston for a start. Upstairs there’s a burger joint that serves food on trays, but to be fair, ...
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  • Friday May 2, 2014

Henriksen’s Cosmic Creation

This week, I’ve set out on a factfinding mission to discover whether the latest effort by Arve Henriksen, entitled Cosmic Creation, lives up to its grandiose title. Despite the obvious ...
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  • Friday March 14, 2014

Emiel’s Guide to Classical Music (Episode 8)

 Last week we discussed Josquin, who is often known as the ‘Beethoven of the 16th Century, and in particular his work Ave Maria. For many generations, Josquin was regarded by theorists and other thinkers as the composer who had perfected the art of music. As Martin Luther wrote; “He is the master of the notes. They must do as he ...
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  • Friday March 7, 2014