Glenn Gould

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Wendy Carlos: At the time ‘Switched-On Bach’ was released, the composer was  six months into transgender hormone therapy, and still known as Carlos. Photograph: GAB Archive/Redferns

Since its release 50 years ago, Switched-On Bach has been relegated to the realm of kitsch curiosity; blips and blops produced from tinkerings on prim(...)

The House That Jack Built: There are shreds here of Lars von Trier at his best. But they are shreds that we’ve seen before.     

The critics are squabbling   Ah, we’ve got an old-school critical punch-up going on here. The medium is largely digital, but the language s(...)

“The Farthest” by Emer Reynolds: “I was obsessed with space as a child. I spent part of my childhood growing up on a farm in Tipperary with really dark skies overhead. I could see the Milky Way.”

In June 1977, four days after the death of Elvis, the first of two Voyager space probes were launched. More than 40 years later, Voyager 1 and 2 are s(...)

“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(...)