John Cage

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Siobhán McSweeney as Winnie in Happy Days by Samuel Beckett. Photograph: Patrick Redmond

There you are, a very unpopular person who hates the art most people love. A young radical wanting to change the world, you sink into a dark mood when(...)

The dominant images of composer/performers come from the 19th century: Liszt making listeners swoon. Paganini provoking tales that he was in league wi(...)

Kraftwerk on stage in 2004, with Florian Schneider on the right. File photograph: Juerg Mueller/Keystone via AP

Wednesday’s announcement of the death of Florian Schneider (typically, the actual date he died remains a mystery) sent me down a listening rabbit-hole(...)

Xenia Pestova Bennett introduced Irish listeners to the sounds of the Magnetic Resonator Piano.  Photograph: Paul Hudson

Remember the National Concert Hall’s old Kevin Barry Room? The one which turned Earlsfort Terrace into a destination for experimental and offbeat musi(...)

Gerald Barry. Photograph: Alan Betson

There has been a lot of media kerfuffle about claims that going to the cinema counts as “a light workout”. The research was carried out by scientists (...)

This compilation is a valuable reminder that even the most celebrated musicians didn’t think it all up on their own

With a subtitle that could easily scare the unadventurous – Classical and avant-garde music that inspired the Sixties counterculture – this 50-plus so(...)

Depending on what way you look at it, the 2019 version of the internet was either a steaming hot mess of confusion and catastrophe, or an explosion of(...)

When Louis Met...: Louis Theroux with Jimmy Savile. Photograph: BBC

A LARGE PART OF LOUIS THEROUX’S NEW AUTOBIOGRAPHY IS DEVOTED TO HIS ENCOUNTERS WITH JIMMY SAVILE – THE LATE BBC PRESENTER, WE NOW KNOW, WAS A SEX(...)

Kaija Saariaho

Kaija Saariaho, Finnish composer First intense musical memory? One I mention often, but it might not be the first, I was six years old and I was lis(...)

Robert Armstrong, ‘Kiribat’

Robert Armstrong: Squeegee Paintings ★★★★☆ Kevin Kavanagh Gallery, Chancery Lane, Dublin  Soon, Robert Armstrong is off to Hong Kong for a spe(...)

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