Picture Stories A photographer explores the hidden world of the hikikomori, and the human bonds that draw them out. In Japan, observes photographer Maika Elan, “there are always two sides that oppose another.
Several years ago, I gave a pre-concert talk at the Purcell Room in London with an eminent fellow composer who, in response to an audience member's question, declared that "jazz is all cliche". He honestly
Once you hear it, you can’t un-hear it. It will be forever with you. Just a warning. It’s not a secret that a lot of popular music is unoriginal. In fact, science has proven it: The combinations of notes
Eleven years since its release, we can recognise it for what it was: a thrilling allegory set on the precipice of an increasingly dark stretch of modern history. In an interview with the New York Times,
“Playing music is the brain’s equivalent of a full-body workout.” “Each note rubs the others just right, and the instrument shivers with delight. The feeling is unmistakable, intoxicating,” musician Glenn
Since he burst onto the concert scene in 1983, pianist Stephen Hough has become widely regarded as among the most versatile and probing of artists. "In addition to being a pianist of uncommon depth and
“People tend to tell this story as one of Russian hipsters breaking the system by pirating Western music. Well, that's just not accurate at all.” Stephen Coates is explaining the remarkable story behind