“You can have a great song, but if it has no magic in it, it’s just boring” : Nicolas Godin at the Red Bull Music Academy

It’s not the greatest start to an interview when your subject admits that the topic up for discussion is probably not the best idea he has e(...)

Nicholson Baker: writes fiction based not on story but on his world view. Photograph: Ulf Andersen/Getty Images

Paul Chowder gets by. He is a poet who has lost interest in writing poems and would rather spend his days making music. About to turn 55, he se(...)

Hindemith: Piano Sonatas

Hindemith’s three piano sonatas date from 1936, when the composer was under pressure from the Nazis over his opera Mathis der Maler. Malcolm MacDonald(...)